Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Personal Grown : optimism

My last post… I have personally grown during this process by pushing myself out of my comfort zone and going after what I want, and learning how to be optimistic in the situations that I encounter.

Now pushing myself out of my comfort zone was like leading a horse to water, you lead them to it, however, you can not make the horse drink the water. By that I mean having the mental courage to push myself out my comfort zone to do something Bold, at the time it  was an abstract idea. See Shannon L. Alder once said, “Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.” So once I realized that the opportunity of going to Paris might slip through my grasps, I had a short flashback to the bullied days of my life and I had a split second to decide the course of my life… A heartbeat later I chased down that opportunity and I have been devoted ever since. Before every blog post I brainstorm and I stay up all night to rewrite and double check my work.

Optimistic(ism) is when a person disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. In my own words this means to always see the bright side in every sticky situation. Winston L. Churchill greatly said, “ A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” I looked this quote up a few months back and now it applies to me, through this process I had to learn how to see the opportunity in every obstacles that I face. Instead of running  or standing there stuck I had to take a few steps back and look at the situation and turn them into opportunities.

In conclusion I really enjoyed the trips and classes we took and yes I have personally grown with maturity and so much more during this process. Having the courage to push myself to do something bold and learning how to be optimistic about the situations I will encounter, will not only better myself as a person but better myself in and for my future.

--- Seta Ates


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