You speak a lot about the importance of having an optimistic mindset. Can you expand on why that is so important?
It is important because our thoughts are potent weapons for all causes, both good or bad. They powerfully affect us and everyone around us. Unfortunately, studies show that negative thoughts are 4-7 times more powerful than positive thoughts. And the one thing more powerful than your thoughts are the words you speak. When you speak your thoughts aloud, it adds a multiplier effect of 10x. That means, when we choose to speak negative thoughts aloud, we increase the probability of an outcome different from what we want by 40–70 times!
That is why it is important to guard your thoughts and the words you speak. You may not be able to always be positive, but at least stay neutral instead of being negative. Simply try to hold a curious mindset and don’t do more damage by thinking or speaking negatively. As a wise person once said, “When you’re in a hole, stop digging!”