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Promise Yourself

promise yourself Promise Yourself, also known as The Optimist Creed, was authored by Christian D. Larson in 1912.

Larson was considered to be the founder of the 'New Thought Movement' and lectured extensively during the 1920s and 1930s.  

He also wrote many metaphysical and 'New Thought' books, some of which still remain in print today, more than one hundred years later. 

Christian believed that we all have wonderful latent powers which with the proper attitude can be harnessed for success.

Many have found his little creed so inspiring that in hospitals it has been used to help patients recover from illness.

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 that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best , to work only for the best, and to 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 to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature 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, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson - The Optimist Creed

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