THE SECRET or OPTIMISTS CREED

by Christian D. Larson

 

being embraced by people around the world
for its profound meaning.

 


Christian D. Larson originally published a slightly different version in 1912 in his book titled:  "Your Forces and How to Use Them"  Larson was a prolific writer having published forty books, is credited with contributions to several magazines and periodicals, as well as a reputed lecturer who believed that people have tremendous latent powers, which could be harnessed for success with the proper attitude..

He adapted this creed for the Optimist International Association in 1922 and later it became known as the Optimists Creed.  This inspirational message is still being used today in hospitals to help patients recover, by athletic teams to motivate players, and is being embraced by people around the world for its profound meaning.

I really like the whole history of the creed and the impact it has had on people for close to a century.  I was a member of Optimists International when I was twelve, with the optimist boys choir.  As a side note I sang beside Vic Garber.  He's the famous actor who was the man who built the Titanic in the movie and went down with the ship. He also did a traveling road show of Liberace.

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