The Power of Positive Thinking

We all know them; the friends and family who continue to see the half-empty glass instead of the one that we see that is half-full. I confess that sometimes they drag me down.  Luckily, I have made a habit of looking for the good in any situation, and it usually doesn't take me long to leave their 'issues' behind and move on in a way that lets me be happy.

I have never understood why people, with no medically defined issues, would make the choice to be negative and unhappy--and it is a choice.  Everyone has dealt with failure, disappointment and frustrations. We have all had to be on the receiving end of things that were just not fair or even awful.  There is a quote by Fredrich Nietzche,"That which does not kill me makes me stronger," (incidentally used in the refrain of a popular Kanye West song).  I am not talking about the truly awful things that happen to people, I am talking about the type of bad news you get one afternoon that says your dishwasher cannot be repaired, your teenager had a fender bender and the dog vomited on the rug.

Move on, let it go, enjoy the blessings and luck that you DO have.  Be happy that it is only an appliance, that your kid is allright and that you have a great rug shampoo machine!

That is my 'pep' talk for the day.

Incidentally, in my craving for more positive energy, I have really been enjoying this Active Rain Group; it inspired me to get up on my soap box and write this post.  I hope you all have a GREAT day!


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Comment balloon 3 commentsHolly Weatherwax • February 08 2008 09:13AM


Did you ever read Peter McWilliam's book "You Can't Afford they Luxury of a Negative Thought?"  Peter gently and humorously reminds everyone that while Positive Thinking is a very wonderful thing, you also need to take Positive Action. 

So instead of thinking about whether the glass is half empty or half full, you might think instead ... "Which way is the kitchen faucet so I can go refill this glass up to the top"..... :-)

Posted by Cheryl Johnson about 11 years ago
It's all in the way of how I handle the situation...always. Can't afford to focus on the "them" ... negativity rubs off, jumps off, hop off..onto us...nope...gotta keep boundaries. Glad you like the group. I go in the group to regroup  :)
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 11 years ago
Yes I agree and positive thinking is an important part of my real estate business.  I sell so much more by just being positive. 
Posted by Sherry Adcock about 11 years ago

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