A challenge to be happy. It sounds kinda funny, but truly throughout my life that has been a challenge. So when my sponsors at Frost bank reached out about their optimism challenge, I was intrigued to say the least.
If you know me, “optimist” would not be a word you’d likely use to describe me.
As a mom though, I know my attitude and my view of the world is one that will affect my kids and how they see the world as they grow up. They say optimism is about 25% inheritable and I’d love to be able to pass along a more positive view of the world to my family.
Frost bank is setting up a challenge for people just like you and me to grow in our optimism. Whether you are already an optimist, but want to join others in the quest for a more optimistic culture or you are like me and tend to be a bit more on the pessimistic side but would like to change that, this challenge is for you!
The Opt for Optimism challenge starts August 6th and we will each be receiving one small challenge to do each day for 30 days. These aren’t going to be huge things that you have to plan your whole day around, but rather small changes to make to help you see the world in a more positive light, and also bring more positivity into the world with your own actions!
As a pessimist, I’m actually really excited to get started! I’ve already signed up here, and I invite you to do the same! It’s totally free, so there’s no risk at all in signing up BUT you just might end up being a little bit more optimistic right along with me, which is totally worth the click and the sign up!
As I was looking over some of the materials Frost sent me, I was pleasantly surprised. These are small changes, totally doable for each of us, even with the busiest of schedules, but it has already taught me a lot about optimism too. It’s not about blindly trusting everything will be perfect, it’s about making small changes to make the world a better place, and I’m always up for that!
I appreciate their perspective that big change can happen just by lots of small changes occurring each day for a long time. In the past, I’ve thought “I should be more optimistic/positive” but it just seemed like too big of a thing to work on, and I didn’t really know where to begin working on it.
I’m excited that they are giving us tiny, bite-size pieces to take the guess work out of something that doesn’t come naturally to some one like me, and they’re allowing us to tackle this together! It’s not that being more optimistic will be a magic fix to everything, but it can be a catalyst to leaning into other traits that we’d like to develop in our lives, and I’m excited to take the leap!
I hope to see you there!