“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable.” – John Wooden
John Wooden was a living legend. He was also one of the most successful basketball coaches of all time and he lived a simple life focusing on personal excellence, personal integrity, love, and balance.
I find that when we name or label something, we can store it in our mind easier and use it to draw from when we need it. It gives us a simple way to refer to something and make sense of it. I have a new word now to make sense of flaws and appreciate them ... Wabi-sabi.
If you want to lead an optimistic life, learn to argue with yourself. The secret of optimism is not positive thinking. It's non-negative thinking, according to Martin Seligman in the book Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.