I don’t care how hard one tries to “look on the bright side.” There are times when “stuff” happens and it’s just plain difficult to get back to an upbeat view.
Every Monday for the last several years I’ve sent out the Monday Motivational Memo (“MMM)”. It’s designed to help you move forward with whatever is holding you back and always offers some small piece of advice.
For the first time in the several hundred MMMs that I’ve sent out, I’m changing the format.
I’m asking YOU to spread a very positive message.
Please join me in making this go viral. The details are below.
My friend, mentor, and Zumba instructor, Greg Parnell, inspired me with this idea. He posted on my Facebook page, three items for which he was grateful and then he challenged me to do the same for seven days.
I accepted this, and I thought
“With all the negativity in the world right now, wouldn’t it a great way to remind us of what’s going well?”
What am I asking you to do?
If you want to build a better life, being grateful for the one you already have is a great place to start.
That’s the message Dr. Robert Emmons delivered recently through his work with the University of California-Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Emmons, an expert in the field of positive psychology, stressed grateful people empower themselves to construct ever more positive and happy lives.
A positive attitude only gets you so far.
If you’re not in shape for the climb, you’re still going to die half way up the mountain.
There’s nothing wrong with a positive attitude. It’s never harmful – and many times it’s essential.
However, unless you put it into action, it won’t do a thing. There is no substitute for hard work.
Think positive – and then positively act.
Special thanks to https://www.facebook.com/larrymersereau where I found the inspiration for today’s topic.
Your attitude shows – even if you think it’s hidden.
Don’t deny it; own up to it.
Others are already aware of it – even if you never say anything.
And don’t feel bad if it’s not “happy-clappy” all the time. After all, we all have our down days. After all, someone with a “positive attitude” is simply someone whose attitude is positive more times than it’s not.
Check your attitude regularly. If it’s not serving you, do a reset.