“We need to make the positive so loud that the negative becomes almost impossible to hear.”
I seek to be positive each day. The best way to achieve this is to live for others. I have 4 questions on my computer that I read each day that I took from a book I read by Malcolm Gladwell. They are:
Did I do my best to find meaning today?
Did I do my best to be happy today?
Did I do my best to build positive relationships today?
Did I do my best to be fully engaged today?
Now, do I achieve these goals every day? No. But what I love about them is that they require nothing of others. I get to choose the outcome of my day no matter what negativity may swirl around my life. Now imagine, if everyone around you asked these same questions. What would your work meeting look like? What would the dinner table look like? What would your classroom look like? What would your basketball team look like?
People have joked that I am “Mr. Positivity”. I wonder if they think that I have a pollyanna/ride a unicorn to work everyday life/mindset. Although riding a unicorn to work would be awesome, I go through the same struggles, worries, and negativity as everyone else. I realize that negativity is all around us and is unavoidable. I also think we give negativity too much of our attention. I do work hard to try and make the positive so loud that the negative becomes impossible to hear. This strategy along with the 4 questions listed above can change the way you think and live.
My challenge for you today is to amplify positivity. No act of positivity is too small. Let one act of positivity lead to another and let’s work to make these actions so loud that we can’t even hear a whisper of negativity.