Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

What an insightful quote from an amazing woman! I think we all can agree that Helen Keller’s ability to achieve, regardless of the social era and her physical challenges, is startling.

  • she was the first blind and deaf person to earn a bachelors degree in 1904
  • authored 12 books, an autobiography, and numerous articles
  • the originator of a non-profit foundation and a prominent role in the American Foundation for the Blind
  • a political and social activist
  • world traveler and speaker – visiting and speaking in more than 35 countries
  • reading English, French, Greek, and Latin in braille
  • received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • and more… (including being friends with Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin, and Mark Twain and meeting /conversing with 10 presidents.)

Just ponder these power words from her quote on optimism:

  • faith
  • achievement
  • hope
  • confidence

Helen Keller‘s life embodied these words! Read her biography and letters to understand more about her achievements.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

What do you need to do to feel a sense of achievement?

How’s your sense of hope?

What’s your confidence level on a scale of 1 to 10?

Optimism = the quality of being full of hope and emphasizing the good parts of a situation, or a belief that something good will happen.

Cambridge Dictionary

Find your optimism for what you need to achieve – and your hope and confidence will follow!

Achieving a goal.

I’m working on a goal. Am I confident I’ll achieve it? Hmm… I do hope so! Over the next 30 days (April 2019) I’m participating in a writing challenge and if I look at all Helen Keller achieved, I have no excuse whatsoever! So, I’ll adopt her attitude and begin.

Who inspires you?

Perhaps a mentor? Or a historical persona? Do you have people you’d like to emulate?

Leave a comment – let’s inspire each other!

Need more encouragement for achieving a goal? Below are few articles to prompt some optimism – click the links on the images.

Positivity Prompts

and Resources!

Be prompted to know you're loved, to be thankful, encouraging and take action on your goals! Plus, get resources to do all these things. 

It's about being strategically optimistic.

Hurrah! Go YOU!