I am going through a particularly busy and potentially draining week. I say ‘potentially’, because I do not believe it has to be draining…. and so far its not.
I have taken steps so far to remain energetic, optimistic, productive, and still functioning in my personal life in spite of the long, intense work days.
One part of my strategy for the seek has been to remain connected daily to positive, inspiring people. I have had ongoing dialogues with my blog buddy, TK, in his daily posts at http://toughmindedoptimism.wordpress.com/
TK puts it this way…
“I define Tough-Minded Optimism as the determination to focus one’s attention in a self-empowering way independently of external conditions. It is the decision to make creativity, not circumstance, the driving force in one’s life”.
TK’s perspective and undertaking are quite amazing. Think about all of the things we can be tough-minded about. A lot of them tend to be negative… grudges, selfish pursuits, harshness toward others. But being tough-minded about optimism… is that not what it takes in our otherwise negative culture?
Take a moment to check it out. TK’s style is easy to read, digest, and put into practice. I have been benefiting tremendously!