I glanced at the headlines
in a newspaper the other day. To my detriment! I don’t recall much about the
stories, but I was, however, left with what I can only term a heavy mood. I’m
sure it might have remained with me through the day had I not deliberately
shook it off.
Over the years, I have been
very deliberate about putting good stuff into my head - reading good books,
surrounding myself with positive people, building upon successes, setting goals,
attending seminars, listening to uplifting CDs – all to reinforce a positive
Thing is, we don’t need
anything to become immersed in negativity. We can sit still in a room by ourselves
to become immobilized by that. Looking around it’s easy to feel as though we are
in a sea of negativity but we have a choice; we can give into it and join the “begrudgers”
and complainers, or we can get up and do something for ourselves, for our
families and for our communities.
We must make a commitment to
be positive…a commitment to keep on growing ourselves. Why? Because you are
either growing up or growing down. You are either living or dying. Nothing
stays the same. So we have to work to be positive. We have to try to have the
positive experiences and ultimately success is a bi-product of those
Here are some things you can
do to counter negativity in your day:
Find music that
reminds you of a great time in your life – and play it!
Buy a copy of a
really inspiring movie – and watch it!
commitment to yourself that your primary pursuit is to grow yourself
Here’s one we can all follow:
don’t let a bad headline ruin a great day.
It’s a good life!