I normally tend to be far more optimistic than negative! Sometimes a bit too much as some keep reminding me! 😉
Well it’s not by chance or a personality disorder, it’s just something I’ve learned along (the hard) way a couple of years back as I went through a complicated and very disruptive health experience, that nearly killed me twice. One of those moments that people very often state that can change your life. I can attest, it’s true.
when confronted with our harsh reality, our fragile existence, all the bad things around us, than we start looking at our surroundings in a different way. Things that used to push me down, suddenly and once seen through the right lenses, they simply become… well… not so important or incredibly non-sense or they become the source of the strength that you need to overcome those same less good moments.
I keep complaining about it, but every time I have to listen to the television/radio news these days, it’s all about shit that can only puts me/us down!! So why do we eat it?
Yesterday as I was tread-milling myself in the gym I picked up this TED talk by Shawn Achor:
As he rambles about the importance of being positive, he also warns us about the dangers of good media and bad media consumption:
Change the lenses through which you see the world and you’ll discover a brand new world!
So maybe we need to change how we spend our time and what we read and listen too as it seems they have a real impact in the way we see the world around us.
So by now, you’re probably wondering who are this nuts, right? Well, if that’s the case then you’re clearly lagging behind!
Attitude is important, and being positive is just the spice to get you to the next level.
As a starting point I’d recommend heavily to follow the work of Alexander Kjerulf aka The Chief Happiness Officer (fellow Rebooter) who happens to be one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work and the best-selling author of 3 books including Happy Hour is 9 to 5 (which you can read for free online).
So I tease all of you who read this, please give it a try!
Be more positive tomorrow, and after tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and so on!
Try it 😉