Let me ask you a question. Do you know a person who always seems happy and positive about themselves and life in general? They never seem to have a problem and seem to be able to deal with things in life with composure and grace.
Overall... I find these people to be far and few in between. If a person is this way, social perspectives will tell us that they are either faking it until they make it or something else is going on in that picture. The reality is that there are people who exist that live life intentionally with now excuses or apologies. And it’s nothing wrong with it. We all need to surround ourselves with people who have a positive mindset and who are living life on purpose versus just by happenstance. Do you wish you were more positive and could relate to this behavior? Are you able to deal with your life circumstances with a positive attitude?
These people have a way of seeing life as being a “half full glass” where even if things are going very wrong, they find something positive in it to focus on. Viewing life this way is natural for some people, but for most people who use this approach to life, it is a learned response. It develops from making an intention to look at the positive and not dwell on the negative. This behavior is practiced. It’s not necessarily developed overnight, but it is a daily process that is always a work in progress.
Now all of this may sound easy on paper, but, it’s not. How do people learn to focus on a half-full glass and not the half-empty one and remain positive? It’s not easy to be thankful when faced with difficult circumstances. That’s a fact! However, practicing gratitude daily helps us deal with a lot of thing and being able to deal with the most difficult experiences we may face in our lives. It is the key to the optimism that we see in the positive person we admire so much.
When we complain all the time, we can quickly lose our perspective. Your thoughts are prayers and they can turn into what happens in your life. Yes, we are all different and move at a different pace. What one does in less time may take a longer time for others. But before you complain, consider the work quality between the two. Maybe our concern is justified, but if the work produced is superior in quality, then maybe the extra time was justified? Quality versus quantity will always supersede
A “half glass full” thinking seeks to clarify a situation before complaining about it. It asks whether a complaint will make the situation better or worse and if it will help to resolve the issue. In most cases, the answer to both these questions is no! On those occasions where it is justified, then we should do something about it. A clear perspective on the situation can help us to resolve an otherwise irresolvable problem. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude helps us maintain a positive perspective on most things that happen in our life. It helps to keep the glass half-full even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Strive to keep your glass full always. Understand that you have the authority to make your life a reflection of your ideas and thoughts. Know that you can purposely live in your light, shine bright and be whoever you want to be without apologizing for your greatness. Say it is so... If you need to clarify your thoughts for 2018, if you are interested in living a bigger life in your faith, lifestyle, health and wealth, I’m offering you a FREE transformation class here. Let’s plan and prepare to dominate our greatness and move through roadblocks with determination and inspiration. I will see you on the other side of fear. Don't forget to share this blog post with someone who needs that extra push.
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