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Quotes To Live By

Quote #23: Bridgette Gransden

Hi, I'm Bridgette Gransden, Administrator/Controller for the County of Midland and member of the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition. A quote that energizes me "Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier", said by Collin Powell. The reason I find this quote so energizing is that it reminds me that the optimist says “we can do anything” and has the fire to change the world. Realistic? Not always, but it sure is a great goal! It also reminds me that optimism is “catching” but so is negativity. Think about the world you spend your day in. Is there someone who seems to have a negative perspective regardless of the topic of conversation? I bet we all have someone that comes to mind. Although it is important not to judge the “why” behind that person’s consistent negativity, it is important to acknowledge how that negativity can spread quickly amongst others if not reined in. Maybe some re framing practice could help with that, along with some compassion, understanding and an attempt to understand Mr. or Mrs. Negative’s “why.” As a reminder that optimism can also spread quickly, can light a fire in others, and can cultivate creativity, I have this quote on the whiteboard in my office where I can see it every day…some days I need the reminder more than others. This quote supports my wellbeing by reminding me that negativity is a heavy burden to carry and can have a detrimental impact on my wellbeing—and others—so keep it positive and shoot for the sky! Now the next time you run into Mr. or Mrs. Negative, ask yourself how your perpetual optimism can multiply, and maybe have enough positive influence to light their fire one interaction at a time. This has been brought to you by the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition's Quotes to Live By Series. Thank you for reading.

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