Recently I was struck by how positive and enthusiastic a friend was about EVERYTHING… and literally I mean everything. My first reaction was to be in disbelief. How could they be totally happy and satisfied with just about anything and everything going on? For example, whenever I ask, “how are you?” or “how is your day?” the ONLY responses I get are:
“Such a good day.”
The first couple of times I received these responses my immediate reaction was to ask why or how so? My friend’s response to my questioning was confusion. In the mind of a positive thinker the thought process must be something like “well why wouldn’t it be anything but great?” Initially I thought this was funny, almost quirky. However, then I got to thinking…maybe there is something to the positive mind. The past couple of weeks I have made a conscious effort to try and stay positive about anything and everything that comes my way.
Things have been going something like this:
You: “How are you?” Me: “Great!” (and I truly mean it every time)
Blogger: “You need to start blogging again!” Me: “So true! I am nervous, but I can and will make the time for it.”
Doctor: “You have the flu.” Me: “Cool, Im going to get over it.”
Pilot: “Plane is broken, must get off, flight will be delayed.” Me: “No problem, things will get fixed and I WILL make it in time for work.” (which I did by the way!)
Me: “You need to work on your day off.” Me: “I LOVE my job!”
…you get the idea.
To be honest I have been amazed at how much simple positivity has literally transformed the way I feel and perform. I am excited to tackle projects, work, new hobbies, sickness. Even the simplest things like spending time with friends and family seem more exciting and fulfilling.
I told one of the students at SYNCSTUDIO the other week that I approach everything with a positive mantra. I am constantly repeating positive thoughts. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I am going to choose to make mine positive.
I will let you know how this goes…but I have a feeling it’s going to continue going well! 😉
PS STAY TUNED FOR THE LOVE HUNT CLUE POSTED HERE LATER THIS WEEK!