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The Power of Optimism – When you think you can…

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“Optimism” by Jim Cathcart 

Think, Feel, Do. 
When you think you can, and when you think you can’t…you’re right. 
It’s a matter of mind not just a matter of might. 
To see it through your point of view is key. 
And you don’t need to think the same as me. 

It seems completely plausible to say something’s impossible. 
When you don’t see how … you just assume – You Can’t. 
But pessimism leads to less. The doubters don’t clean up the mess. 
It takes no talent to tear others apart. 
The critic may be smart but has no heart. 

Or you can choose to be among the Brave. 
The one who stands and faces every wave, 
with certainty that peace and joy are near, 
if you only learn to look beyond your fear. 
Think, Feel, Do. 

If you think you could, you might. 
When you think you can, you’re right. 
If you’re pretty sure that somehow there’s a way, 
Then you’ll stay the course until you find 
the success you hoped for in your mind. 

Hope sustains, Doubt refrains, 

Dreams appear when we avoid the fear. 

What you think defines the way that you’ll feel. 
If you doubt and criticize you’ll make it real. 
But with Optimism you can make it so (Yes you can!) 
You’ll gain the strength to still get up and go. 
How you think is what you do. 
What you see can make things new. 

When you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. 
It’s a matter of mind not just a matter of might. 
See what you want, feel the positive flow, think of the best, And Make It So! 
Think, Feel, Do.

©2014/2021 Jim Cathcart 


Here’s an audio of the poem. 


-voice of Jason Cathcart, Jim’s grandson

Note: I have published this poem as part of a previous article on Faith here in Politicrossing.com. It is posted here as a separate piece so that you can have direct access to the poem by itself.

For More on Optimism, see this post by Jeff Davidson and The Optimism Advantage book by Dr. Terry Paulson.

https://politicrossing.com/the-optimism-advantage/

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 20 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his advisory work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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