Choose Positive

In the mirrorHave you ever been to a meeting where one person just seems to see the negative in every option. They say things like “Oh, we can’t do that, we’ve never done it like that before.” or “We tried that and it didn’t work.” or “Bad things just always seem to happy to me, I have just come to expect it.”

I once encountered a sales associate who had won a week-long trip to the Bahamas for her sales performance over the prior year. Her comment?

“Yes, I won a trip but it isn’t Cancun.”

Oh my goodness.

Although it may seem like people are inherently positive or negative the truth is, we chose which attitude we want to adopt. So if that is the case, why not chose positive?”

In an article by Chiara Fucarino, entitled 22 Things Happy People Do Differently, she outlines a way of life that positive people have adopted. Many of her suggestions have also been mentioned here as traits of a Purposeful Woman.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”  Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

One of Chiara’s tips is to get up at the same time everyday. That is one of the ways I start my day off right. By getting up 30 minutes before my family, I have a little time just for me to breathe the day in deeply, set my goals for the day, spend a little time reflecting on the day past and projecting on the great things the day before me will hold.

Another tips, that we’ve talked about here before, is to choose your friends wisely. If you surround yourself with positive people, you will be more inclined to be positive. The negative energy that naysayers exude can be exhausting to avoid so why not remove them, if possible, from your day to day life?

Today, as you enjoy your first hot beverage of the day, think of ways that you can approach the day with a positive attitude: choose positive!

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” 
―    Shannon L. Alder