• Oratorical World Championships Students from around the world to compete for scholarships
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
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The Optimist Creed

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 of 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.

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Making Optimism Social
Do you have a Facebook page? If yes, the tenets of the Optimist Creed are available to be downloaded and used as your Facebook timeline cover photo.

Find the images in the Optimist International Facebook page albums. Select the picture that best represents you or your Club, right-click to download and save the image, then upload it to your Facebook timeline.

On-screen Optimism
If the words above inspire you, why not make them a part of your workspace?

Check out the desktop designs featuring tenets of the Optimist Creed. The complimentary designs are available for download from the Optimist Desktop Images page of this website.