By Nancy Stoops
Do you see a half filled glass as half empty or as half full? Do you tend to see what’s wrong with your life or do you focus on what is right with your life? Would you consider yourself a negative person or a positive person? Do you wake up every day being happy do be alive and hopeful about a new day or do you dread getting up?
The way that you have answered the above questions is probably also the way that you live your life and the way you view your life. I believe having a positive attitude is foundational in being a successful human being. Being positive is essential to everything good that comes with this life. I think it all starts by being positive about who you are and about behaving in a manner that makes you proud of whom you are. Generally, if you like who you are and are a good person, people will like you as well. Also, if you like who you are, you will want only the best for yourself. This will cause you to go to college, get a good job, find a good mate and believe that you can make your dreams comes true.
On the other hand, being negative only prevents you from following your dreams. Being negative also causes a lot of self doubt and really gets in the way of accomplishments. Learn to look at the good in your life and at what you have done right so far. Learn from your mistakes but don’t focus on them, otherwise your life will feel like one big mistake. Look at all that you already have going right for you and learn to build on the positive. If you do, more positive will come to you!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients. She is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services, feel free to contact her at (909)229-0727. You may also e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow, and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.