“An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.”
Those steps backward are not only natural, they’re important! We learn a great deal from the stumblings in life if we are open to them.
The stumblings teach us what is needed for the next step forward. And the next, and the next.
Want to be more optimistic?
Consider This: Ask for your best compassion to arise, and work on giving yourself permission to forgive. Forgiving yourself can be a tough one, but it holds the key to peace of mind.
Remember: You’re not perfect. You never will be. And that isn’t the goal, anyway.