It is easy for people to cultivate pessimism, negativism and cynicism in their lives.
All you need to do is water the doubt and soon the flowers will grow in the weeds, which will siphon off any joy and there will be nothing left. Getting into a state of pessimism is easy. Getting out of this state is a real challenge.
Do you like pessimism?
Some people love pessimism.
And they see negativity in everything and they feed on it.
They are unable to comprehend that it is a form of the disease that poisons themselves and others.
To get rid of the clutches of pessimism you must first confront it. To freeze pessimism and move decisively to fight it.
Cultivating gratitude is a lot harder.
Sometimes we need to look in the weeds for a delicate but beautiful stem and buds from which joy can blossom.
Make an effort to find this delicate plant. Think about it. Move it!
Your negativity causes unhappiness and a bad impact on yourself and others.
Be grateful for everything, express gratitude, be promoters of it.
Create awareness of the problem
Pull pessimism aside. Present to them what effect their thinking has.
Balance that with the positivity of how much they are worth. Be the promoter of optimism.
Present in a wise way the problems that are caused by pessimism.
And give them solutions to these problems with optimism.
Reposition negative statements
Ask the pessimist to explain how he/she thinks.
How to find alternative solutions to problems and situations.
Follow the negative statements with “but” to turn positive.
Compare the pessimistic and optimistic way of thinking
One key difference between optimist and pessimist thinking is the relationship with the concept of explanatory style.
An optimist will take positive events and magnify them while minimizing the negative in a situation. The pessimist will do the opposite.
The tendency to minimize the negative – one of the qualities of optimists that encourages optimists to dream big.
It can also produce a false sense of security that can cause optimists to not imagine possible difficulties and plan for them.
It can also lead them to be surprised when things go their way.
But even then, they come up with positive solutions to get out of the problem.
They are mostly prepared to deal with the problem in various ways.
However, it is these traits minimizing the negative and maximizing the positive.
They can help the optimist through difficult times that could send a pessimist to a darker, more helpless place.