How To Be Optimistic in Difficult Situations

My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent.  I shall attack.

- Maréchal Ferdinand Foch


Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day.  Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful.  Face each day cheerfully, smilingly and courageously, and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.

–William M. Peck


Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt;
Nothing’s so hard but search will find it out.

–Richard Lovelace