Life is pretty sweet sometimes, and sometimes it’s less than sweet. Most people think that to be positive you have to be loud and boisterous, and ignore what’s happening around you — reality. But the truth is… that’s not true. I know a lot of quietly positive people. When life comes at them with all it’s variety, they just handle it, and move on. They don’t spend a time labeling it, or making value judgements, they just process “the event” and go.
Shakespeare wrote, “there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.” If it rains on the way to your picnic, it truly isn’t the end of the world… it’s just rain. If you like rain, you’re ecstatic! Some people dance in the stuff, stomp through puddles, kiss each other under umbrellas, or just sit back and enjoy the soothing sound that rain makes. A while back, I was taking a trip and sent a message to a friend “complaining” about all the rain I had driven through. She responded with, “oh, those were kisses I sent your way; I’m sorry if I sent too many.” Did my perspective change? Uhhh… yeah ;-)
Positivity is a mind set; a system for looking at life and it’s varied occurrences. It’s a perspective, a view point, and the hardest part about it is that you must consciously CHOOSE a positive perspective. The question is, what do you want to choose? Does it empower you to adopt an attitude of helplessness? From that perspective do you come up with resourceful solutions, or do you sit and wait for the other shoe to drop?
There’s a lot of area to cover in adopting a positive outlook for your life, and adapting to a positive outlook. It’s an exercise, and takes practice to develop the mindset, but if you look around you’ll notice that the people who are happiest with life have mastered that mindset. And as you know, “When you master your mindset, you master your life.”
Have an awesome day.