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During this transitional time and with all the many talks of choosing how you feel about certain situations, I realized this is a lesson many makers need to hear, too.
A negative attitude, unfortunately, is not all that uncommon, but I find it distressing - probably because I've been told many times I am annoyingly positive. I am a member of many, many communities, and find the ratio of complaints to celebrations appalling. Of course we all need to complain sometimes, but we shouldn't let it become a habit that chokes out our ability to find the positive in every situation. Let's try to change this mindset. Rather than complain, let's find ways to celebrate. Start and end each day with a grateful heart.
Want to know how I stay so sickeningly positive? Before you complain about something, really weigh the problem, and ask yourself:
Will this matter in five years?
If the answer is no, then why bother complaining about it? How will rallying more people to give power to this negative weight in your life, keeping it in the forefront of your mind, make you feel better? Wouldn't replacing that complaint with something worth celebrating be a better use of your energy? There is always, always, something worth celebrating in every situation. Why not choose to be happy?