Pessimism causes unnecessary stress, which
is bad for your health. Pessimism also makes you less fun to
hang out with, so it puts a strain on your close relationships
(and strained relationships also cause stress, which is bad for
your health). And finally, pessimism makes you less persistent, which means it's
harder for you to learn new skills and you're less likely to
accomplish your goals, so you will experience less success in
And to top it all off, pessimism is voluntary.
You actually have a choice in the matter. You may once have been
unaware that you had a choice, but you can no longer plead ignorance.
This means that to whatever degree you
are choosing pessimism, to that degree you are committing a crime
against yourself. You harm yourself with your own pessimism.
Allowing yourself to think pessimistically, then, is a lack of
Let me say that again. Allowing yourself
to be pessimistic is ethically and morally wrong. It lacks integrity
to allow it to remain in your mind.
You may never have thought of this before.
But now that you read it, I feel fairly certain you can see the
plain legitimacy of the assertion.
You don't want to live without integrity.
That's no way to live at all. So begin today to restore your
integrity by cleaning the pessimism out of your mind. Begin here:
You are likely to regret many things you
do because of pessimism, but you will never regret restoring
your integrity. You will begin benefiting from it immediately
and it will reward you for the rest of your life.
Attaining a condition of personal integrity
can also make a huge difference in your feeling of confidence.
Read more about that here.