How to Become More Positive in 30 Days or less

Written by Hari Kalymnios

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More positive? Why would we want that? Are we all pessimists or something?

Well….. no. Not exactly. I do have a lot of experience with many people though, that are definitely more skewed towards noticing the negative things in life more.

There are both positive and negative things in the world. Well, really there aren’t. There are just things. But we can choose to view them either as positive or negative. This might not make sense, but think about it.

You loose your job (fired, redundancy whatever) – and by the way, that’s happened to me a few times. Is it a negative or positive? Well, it depends. Was it making you ill? Did you love it? Is there now room for another opportunity?

You can choose to make it positive or negative depending on how you look at it. Often though, we are conditioned – both from birth and evolutionary – to notice ‘negative’ more easily than ‘positive’. We need to be wary of danger, that foot print out in the savannah that wasn’t ours and looks like a tiger’s. And then at school. We get 7/10 correct on our spelling test but then the focus becomes the 3 red crosses.

Well, is there a way to become more positive?

And why?

Research and interviews seem to indicate that positive people live healthier, happier lives.

Being positive is one of many character traits looked for in great leaders.

But let’s be clear. I’m not saying I am trying to get you or anyone else to be all happy-clappy hippies thinking everything is all great when it’s not.

But the fact is that we need a more realistic view of the world. And the reality (at least the one I see) is that there is far more positive things in the world than negative. You might not think that if most of your sensory input each day is the news taken from the Crisis News Network (CNN) as Peter Diamonds likes to call it.

In todays’ world we are brought much closer to news thousands of miles aways. Things that dominate the headlines, but for the most part don’t dominate the reality of the 7 billion people on Earth, and most likely not your reality.

Do bad things happen? Yes. And to good un-deserving people. But if you read or watch the news, the miserable soap operas on TV, the trashy mags, engage is pointless moaning talk with colleagues, then yes. You will only see a majority of negative things in the world. And that will be your reality.

So how to be more balanced and, dare I say it – positive?

 

 

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