Make it a Positive Day!

by Daniel · 0 comments

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.” Kahlil Gibran

We have all heard the analogy between the cup being half full or half empty.  The way we view life is optional.  We can look at life in a positive light or we can view it negatively it is our choice.  I have learned over the years that the world errs on the side of negativity.  The news we hear is negative, people typically look for the negative first, often we are scolded well before we are ever commended.  Negativity is draining, in fact even negative people do not like being around people that are more negative then they are.  It is like a weight tied around your neck while swimming in the deep section of the pool.

What I have found is that I can control my attitude with practice.  When I catch myself going negative I quickly turn it all around.  Once in awhile I will find an excuse for the thinking and justify it however in the long run it hurts me more than the relief I think I am getting by airing it out!  Some of the things I do to remain positive are simple practices.

First I make a point of keeping a daily routine.  I get up about the same time daily, 7 days a week.  I have positive affirmations that I have programmed into my calendar that remind me that I am a positive and upbeat person.  I pray daily, formal prayer in the morning and pray as I go about my day.  I listen to upbeat and positive music, for me usually Christian contemporary music.  I listen to self improvement audio tapes such as Earl Nightingale and Tony Robbins.  Additionally I attempt to steer clear of the negative conversations unless of course I am mentoring someone for addiction challenges, yet my dialogue is spun towards the positive.

Life is much more rewarding today.  I can look back at my life and see a huge difference in how I feel and act due to my positive thinking.  Life is good!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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