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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Positive thoughts (optional)
Believe in change
In order to change you are going to have to believe that you are not a pessimist by nature and that you can train yourself to think differently.
Become aware of negative, "I can't" feelings. Whenever you have a negative thought, immediately replace it with a positive one.
Be patient. You have probably been a pessimist for a long time. Change won't come overnight, so address one negative thought at a time.
Avoid negative people
Avoid negative people while you are trying to change your attitude. Negativism is contagious and being around negative people makes it harder to be optimistic.
Be vigilant. As with any change, you have to work to succeed. Remind yourself daily of the positive things in your life and push away negative thoughts. You have nothing to lose but your pessimism.