Maintaining a positive mindset is under your control.
As a teenager, I was so cynical that family and friends complained to me about my attitude. They cited specific examples of things I would do or say to prove to me I was a total ”battery drainer.” I never had anything good to say.
Cynicism had become a way of life for me, it was all I knew.
A negative mindset results in negative living, and that’s exactly why my life was so miserable.
If you think you might be suffering from a negative mindset and would like to begin to understand the power of thought, consider my approach.
I took advantage of the opportunity to answer a simple question differently. It’s a question we’re all asked several times everyday by strangers and friends alike.
Whenever somebody asked me, ”How ya doin’?” I decided to respond differently. I made a conscious choice to answer with one of the following expressions:
• Never better!
• Just peachy!
One day I got carried away and actually said, “If I were any better, there’d be two of me!” It was a bit much but you get the idea, right?
By deliberately responding to the question, ”How are you?” in an upbeat, optimistic way, I created positive energy in ALL areas of my life.
Give it a try. Experiment with your own positive responses to the question, ”How are you?”
Initially, people might look at you like you’re not serious or that you’re lying. But it won’t be long before your responses become second nature. You’ll be less likely to follow up such positive words with negative talk, and you’ll be more inclined to play up what’s going well in your life.
Optimism builds positive momentum. Before you know it, people will start telling you what an inspiration you are. Why? Because enthusiasm is contagious. Manifest goodness. And the best part of this approach is that the downside risk is zero.
Accept my personal invitation to make your life as grand as the canyon. Witness the little improvements in your everyday world by maintaining an optimistic mindset.