“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, and optimist sees the opportunity in every difficult.”
Proverbs 18:21 say: the tongue has the power of life & death.
The words we think and speak to ourselves can impose on us good, or harm. We owe most of our personal self-destructive scars to our damaging self speak.
Jacob is pessimistic when he says:
Gen.42:36 all these things are against me.
David is optimistic when he said:
Difficulty is instructive,
Psalms 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn Your Word
Difficulty is corrective,
Psalms 119:67 before I was afflicted I went astray: but now I obey Your Word.
Difficulty is life giving
Psalms 119:50 this is my comfort in my affliction: for Your Word has given me life.