Keeping A Positive Attitude

keeping a positive attitude

Keeping a positive attitude – When you fall, do you have the strength to get back up?

I LOVE that question!

Today’s post is meant to give you inspiration and motivation in your life. If you’re currently experiencing the lows in your life, you want to read this!

Most people complain how unlucky they are or how unfavorable their situations are. Whether it’s about their life in general or about work or just about anything else, this is how most people feel about themselves and life in general.

Blame, Excuse, Justification

They blame it on other people when they fail or don’t achieve success. They find excuses to justify their failure. How often have you heard things like:

“If only I was born into a rich family. My life wouldn’t be this miserable!”

“It’s all the government’s fault for not doing enough to ensure that the unemployment rate is as low as possible!”

“If only I was born handsome or pretty…”

And so on and so on… You get my point.

Instead of reflecting what went wrong and what didn’t work out (that lead to their failure), these people spent time whining and complaining. They could have instead made good use of their time identifying and analyzing what went wrong so that they don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future.

Instead of keeping a positive attitude and learning from their mistakes to become better, they fill their hearts and minds with anger and hatred, as if the whole world owes them something.

Take a look at this popular quote by Randy Pausch:

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!

And also this one by Randy too:

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.

The next time you try something and you fail (temporarily), remember these 2 quotes for they will strengthen you and make you want to get back up to try again and again and again.

Instead of cursing (that you fail) and complaining about it, accept the fact that your failure is experienced gained. Your failure leads you to learn or discover something that you had not known before.

Negative Energy

When you complain and whine to other people, you produce and spread negative energy to those around you. Take a look at the following scenario:

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Alex, John, and Peter are on their way home from the office and they meet at the train.

Alex: Hey how’s it going guys?

John: (giving a grumpy look…) Very BAD! Today’s a really terrible day for me!

Alex: (thinking to himself – a terrible day again? It seems that every time I meet this guy he always have a terrible day). What happened?

John: GOD is so unfair to me. I have to work long hours in the office and the pay is nowhere near what I’ve contributed to the company. The economy is so hard these days. The bills are increasing but I don’t get a raise. I hate my boss!

Alex: Yeah I’m no better off myself. I’m working from 9 to 5 every day in the office and I’m struggling to make ends meet too. Life just sucks! If only I was born into a rich family, all my troubles would disappear.

Peter: Yup that is so true! Life is just hard man. It’s getting more and more difficult to achieve the company sales target. And if I don’t reach that target, my job is in jeopardy. Life is hard and I sure envy those lucky rich b**tards!

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I’m pretty sure you’d agree conversations like this are taking place EVERYWHERE. If a person starts the conversation with a negative attitude, he WILL pass that negative attitude to those around him. RARELY do you hear Peter saying things like:

Peter: No I don’t think so. Life has been very good to me. Although I haven’t reached my sales target for this month yet, I’m going to work even harder to make sure I close more sales. You guys need to stop blaming other people and other factors that are outside of your control, and instead be responsible for your own actions. Find solutions instead of looking for excuses all the time.

The reverse is equally true – if you start off a conversion by keeping a positive attitude, the conversation is likely to continue and end up in a positive tone.

Next time you start off a conversation, be sure to start if off with a positive note. Think ABUNDANCE instead of scarcity.

If You Think Life Has It Hard On You, Watch The Video Below And THINK AGAIN!

Nick Vujicic is a LIVING INSPIRATION to mankind. He is HAPPY and content with his life even though he does not have any limbs. He feels BLESSED.

Are you happy and content with your life? Do you feel blessed? Are you keeping a positive attitude?

16 Responses to “Keeping A Positive Attitude”

  • Joshua@Nikenya Domain Names on December 29, 2011

    Whining and complaining is not the right way how to go with life situations. Instead a person should take the situation in an acceptable way and do something in improving it. Having a positive attitude and working on self improvement will make a person achieve whatever s/he desires without blaming the circumstances or people.

  • Grace Sevilly on November 11, 2011

    When i see this man, I realize how blessed i am in this life even though i have some financial problems…

  • Tony Park on November 2, 2011

    Great uplifting post. The best method I have found is to make a list of all the things that you love to do and a list of things that you hate to do. The must be done when you are in a good mood.

    And when you get down you look at that list and avoid doing the things that you hate and do some of the things that you love to do.

    This is usually enough to change my frame of mind and snap out of the low I was in.

    Hope some of you find this method useful.

  • Nancy Botwin on October 13, 2011

    This is a great post, Thanks for putting it together. You might be interested in Abraham Hicks THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, it talks about some similar topics. Its amazing what the mind can really do

  • Tyron on August 28, 2011

    Nick, you are my new hero. And Welly, thanks for sharing this. I’ve had some bad stuff going on in my life, but this really puts it in proportion.

  • Grace Sevilly on August 25, 2011

    I was almost moved to tears when I first saw Nick Vujicic… I am always complaining about trivial things such as my inability to afford the things that I want, when the fact is, I am very blessed compared to other people around me. Watching Nick opened my eyes to the fact that I should always be thankful of what I have because other people are even experiencing worse… Thanks for your inspiring post. Welly.

  • Thea on June 2, 2011

    If only being very optimistic is THAT easy these days. But it’s still doable, no doubts on that.

  • Kenneth on May 25, 2011

    Thanks for sharing! Being positive can only make your life better! People really need to hear this message!

  • Pressure Calibration on April 28, 2011

    Having a positive attitude brings you oodles of luck and happiness in your life.

    There is a book “The Secret”, in this book great philosophers have explained how your thinking affects your life’s decisions. It says if you think negative for a particular thing it will take you on a negative way only. And if you think positively, your mind will work in that manner only. Great book should read atleast once, will truly change your way of thinking.

    Thus having a positive attitude towards anything, can lead into good results and increased productivity.

    And truly the video is very inspiring. If a man with no legs and arms can live his life with happiness, I feel normal people should never be unhappy as they blessed with everything.

    Maria Contreras
    Webmaster, RS Calibration

  • Mathew Day on June 11, 2010

    Very true Welly, always try to look at the positive instead of the negative. That’s what I try to do whenever I get down or get frustrated. We should be grateful and positive for what we have.

    If you’re mind is on the negative things then it will bring you down and decrease your productivity. Really inspiring video, thanks for sharing. :)

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  • Agung Prasetyo on May 30, 2010

    Hi Welly, nice to meet you with this post. I like it and make me keep spirit for my target.

    “if you fail, try again, try again, try again, tray again … until you finish”

    I subcribe in your newsletter at Indonesia blog. But now, not updating again. But your blog post is helpfull.

  • Peggy on May 26, 2010

    All I can say is “WOW”.

    Exceptional Message. Thanks.

    Regards,

    Peggy

  • Heather on May 26, 2010

    Excellent Welly! You should write self-help stuff like me! :)
    Having a positive attitude is also linked to gratitude for what we have right here right now. Well I’m grateful to have you in my inbox for good content like this.

    • Welly on May 26, 2010

      Thanks Heather! And I’m grateful to have you in my list as well :)

  • Gilang M on May 25, 2010

    Great post welly! Yeah I know you, you’re one of the war room member, keep it up!

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