During this holiday season, it is important to keep a positive attitude. We all have things that could easily bring us down as we think about memories past, loved ones that cannot share the holiday with us (for a variety of reasons), or to feel a little sorry for ourselves because our best laid plans are not working out the way we had hoped.
I believe that having a positive attitude is crucial for individual happiness, and even more important in a family or work situation. Attitudes are contagious, and it is up to each and every one of us as to whether we are going to infect others with positiveness, or negativity. The easy path is to take a negative or victim approach. This denial and negative perspective, which is underneath what is observable to others, can be like an infection and spread and become gangrenous.
Below are seven simple messages that can be used to put yourself in a positive frame of mind:
Contribute to Success: Find something that you are passionate about, and get involved. This will most likely result in doing something for someone else.
Confidence: You must believe that you are a winner before you can be one.
Take Control: In life there are very few things that you have total control over. However, you do have control over your attitude. The way you approach a given situation is entirely up to you.
Visualize Success: Practice succeeding at something in your mind. This will help make you more self-assured and comfortable.
Start the Day Right: The type of attitude we have is a choice we make every day. If you don't automatically feel upbeat, look around and find something to feel good about. This can be the difference between a good day and a bad day.
Avoid Negativity: Do you say half full or half empty, partly cloudy or partly sunny? This is an indication of how you see things. Habits can be broken, so find the silver lining or ray of sunshine for goodness sake :o)
Do the Right Thing: Attack issues head-on. Learn from past experiences, and do not let things fester.
So, here is wishing you a magnificent holiday season and may each and every day be wondrous for you and yours :o)