How to Be More Positive

Jon Gordon's Weekly Newsletter for this week offered these 5 simple suggestions to neutralize complaining in our lives, and thus contribute to a more positive outlook and behavior. I list them here because they compliment my entry from yesterday so well!

On this first day of March - as we joyfully enter into the emerging season of spring - we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to start spring cleaning our souls - thus preparing them to be filled more deeply with radiant life!

  1. Practice Gratitude. Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It's also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can't be negative. You can also energize and engage your coworkers by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work.
  2. Praise Others. Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.
  3. Focus on Success. Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you'll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
  4. Let Go. Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let of of the things that are beyond your control. You'll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out. Surrender is the answer.
  5. Pray. Scientific research shows that daily prayer reduces stress; boosts positive energy; and promotes health, vitality, and longevity. When you are faced with the urge to complain or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the ultimate power, and recharge.

These are truly wonderful reminders for all of us as we enter a new month. We have the chance to begin one again!

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Anonymous said…
Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

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