Friday, July 22, 2011

Are you a positive or negative person?

If you are a person who sees most things as beautiful in life, most likely you’re a positive person. If you’re a person who only picks out all that’s ugly, improper, incomplete, etc, etc, then you know what you are.

I know of people who complain endlessly, about everything, and I too, know of people who makes me feel happy just being with them.

Life itself is hard enough, don’t add on your burden OR your “perceived” burden onto others. Life will be more meaningful and fun if we see the good & funny sides in them.

I am not saying we should ignore what is not right, but highlight only if you plan to do something about changing it. If you can’t or if you don’t intend to, then let it be.

How to be a positive person

Be mindful 
Be mindful of what you say at all time. Know that you have a choice. You can either do something to change it rather than just complain for the sake of complaining, and not doing anything to improvise the situation.

If it isn’t good, let it die.  If it doesn’t die, make it good. – Ajahn Chah


When we are in the midst of chaos, let go of the need to control it. Be awash in it, experience it in that moment, try not to control the outcome but deal with the flow as it comes – Leo Babauta.

Simple and good things in life 
Look at all the good things in life and be grateful that you are able to appreciate them. Play a game of spotting the fun things or the funny side in everything that you see out there.

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the life boats – Voltaire

Take charge 
Compare yourself to someone who is less fortunate than you. And decide what you can do today to make a difference.

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet – ancient Persian saying.

Why is it important for you to be a positive force? Because people who exerts negative forces makes life extremely difficult for their loved ones to be around them. Being with such people drains our energy. These people are called the energy vampires!

Being positive or negative are habits of thoughts that have a very strong influence on life. A positive attitude brings strength, energy and initiative. – Remez Sasson

Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose?

Articles/sites that you might find helpful in staying positive :
4) Being mindful
5) How to help negative people (this is an extremely good article to read!)


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