Unleash Your Inner Awesomist
Pollyanna is often described as the ultimate optimist.
But I think she’s more than that …
… Pollyanna may even be the original awesomist.
What’s an awesomist?
As defined by Urban Dictionary, an awesomist is:
a person who thinks that everything is going to be awesome.
Okay, how cool is it to live like that?!
That’s different than the adjective awesomest – as in, “Today is the awesomest day ever.”
An awesomist (with an i) lives in the space of consistently expecting spectacularly wonderful and amazing things to happen.
They embody magic and inspiration. They know we live in a friendly Universe. And they hit their laugh quota every day.
Awesomists are sometimes considered naive by others and are ridiculed for being unprepared for the disappointing realities of life.
But that doesn’t phase them.
Because awesomists don’t care what others think. They’re too busy loving life and looking forward to the next delight coming their way.
Winnie the Pooh may be an awesomist, too. Since every day is his favorite day.
Where do you fall on the scale?
- Pessimist (a person who expects the worst)
- Realist (a person who views things as they “are”)
- Optimist (a person disposed to take a favorable view of things)
- Awesomist (a person who thinks everything is awesome)
I aspire to embrace my Inner Awesomist and get better at expecting things to be ridiculously good. Will you join me?
(If you’d like an awesomist primer, check out Pollyanna online. And please share your favorite awesome-enhancing ideas and resources in the comments.)