MINUTE WITH MAXWELL
TODAY’S STATEMENT OF STRENGTH
"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." -Colin Powell
Colin Powell said, ‘Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.’ Hey, my name's John Maxwell. Welcome to Minute with Maxwell. And that was just a statement of strength that I gave you. I'll repeat it now. Colin Powell, ‘Perpetual optimism is a force.’ I love this word, ‘...multiplier’. Now, the key word in this short statement is perpetual. Colin Powell did not say occasional optimism is a force multiplier. He didn't say every once in a while. No, no, no. He said, if you are perpetually optimistic, day in, day out, it begins to be a force multiplier.
You see, occasional optimism is based upon how I feel, emotions. If I follow my emotions, some days I feel optimistic, some days I don't. Whatever I feel like is what I'll do. That doesn't work. There's no multiplier in a positive way there. But perpetual optimism is based on what I control. It's based upon my will, not my emotion. I've often said the difference between people who win and people who whine is very simple. People who whine want to feel good before they do something. And people who win do something so they can feel good. That's what Colin Powell is saying. Be a perpetual optimist.
I'm John Maxwell, thanks for joining us today on Minute with Maxwell.
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