"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill
Being optimistic is a key part of being motivated. Clearly, if someone is not optimistic about a situation, becoming motivated becomes nearly impossible. Although keeping an optimistic state of mind is not always easy but it is definitely beneficial. A pessimistic person would be less motivated than a person having a positive state of mind. Just being optimistic is a huge step in being successful and accomplishing goals. I always try to stay positive and optimistic, even in rough situations. In my opinion, being a pessimist is comparable to taking one step forward and two steps back. Churchill's quote is very true and helps me realize that hard work pays off and even difficult situations have their rewards.