(one the most classic motivational poems)
Promise yourself to be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness,
and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
like there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best,
to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of
others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living person you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.
The Optimist Creed From The Optimist International