Practicing Positivity

When people experience a typical and less than desirable circumstances in their lives, there is sometimes a tendency to become habitually pessimistic. Pessimism can and will lead to even more negative outcomes. But know this: All that is required to change your habit is practicing positive thinking. When you practice positivity, you affect your overall wellbeing and actually shift gears that will ultimately shift behavior.

Positive thinking affects your environment in impressive ways. A positive foundation helps you feel better about yourself, your life, your present state, and your future. The more you open up to potentiality in your life, the more you will start realizing prosperity and success. That is a fact.

In the 2006 film, Facing the Giants, a highschool team had already chosen that they were not going to win any games. Essentially, they had already decided to give up before they would even try. The coach, however, believed there was only one way to motivate his team; and that was by reinforcing positive personal power the team already had by instilling gratitude and courage in each and everyone of them. He did this first by showing what "blind faith" is by literally blindfolding the quarterback while having him perform the "death crawl". In seeing the spectacular feat that could be accomplished, the remaining team members were stunned. When these football players first understood they needed blind faith and that they needed to be thankful for every win or loss; they also began to understand that they were capable of accomplishing extraordinary deeds. It was through their positive thinking and blind faith that took their highschool team all the way to the state championship. The truth is that if you believe you will fail or succeed, you are right either way. Like the team in the film, you must practice positivity regardless of the outcome. In the end, just like the football team was successfully able to achieve remarkable feats (even when the odds were stacked against them) - you can, too.

I want you to practice blind faith in yourself by putting trust in the choices you make for yourself and for your life. Base your choices in the knowingness that no matter the outcome, you will be grateful for the experience. Remember this, the events that life throws your way will not always be perfect. There will be times when you will feel defeated and that is normal because you are only human. But never permit negativity to become the driver of your life. If you do experience defeat, that is the best time for you to reevaluate your perception on the situation. It is important to learn from challenges and obstacles so that you can improve your choices next time to set yourself up for success. I promise you that the Universe is not out to get you. In fact, the opposite is true. The more you begin to have faith in yourself and the actions you take, the more you will start to see real attainable prosperity. Practice positivity and you cannot go wrong.

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013