"Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself."
Over the years, at various times, positivity has been seen as a strength, and at other times, positivity has been viewed as a weakness.
Trends are intriguing and often fleeting.
This is not about an approach to "try", rather, it is about the purposeful effort to be optimistic and realistic while working through situations and with people in a positive manner a human being and as a leader (of self and/or others).
Positivity in this case, and hopefully in all cases, is only worthwhile and effective if it is sincere, from a place of betterment and a forward-thinking approach to whatever is at hand.
With that in mind, the following 10 positive approaches to life and leadership, ways to STOP and replace with a GO instead, are ways to enhance you and your approach to your relationships and engagements:
10 - Stop the “fake it ‘til you make it”, Go for “Make it about right now ‘til you make it to the next day or situation or person”
9 - Stop attempting to please everyone, Go for enjoying life and being YOUR best
8 - Stop the “Let me know what I can do…”, Go for the specific offer of what you are offering to do
7 - Stop the posting of data, Go for sharing of interesting information with how it can impact others positively
6 - Stop the disappointment based on assumptions, Go for setting expectations with others to know where you stand and where you can anticipate going
5 - Stop making people feel defensive, Go for creating conversation by using What and How questions in place of Why questions
4 - Stop starting emails and updates with “I”, Go for being about the audience, using BASICs (Because, Appreciating, Since, In order to, Considering/Respecting, all with a smile)
3 - Stop being jealous, Go for being happy for the other person
2 - Stop gossiping after the fact or behind someone's back, Go for gathering and addressing what is at hand directly with who is involved
1 - Stop wondering how will this look to others, Go for thinking about what feels best in the moment and what is best for the situation
When you are true to these positions and commitments, your positivity becomes who you are and what your personal being and brand represent as a part of your demeanor and part of your approach to life and business over a strategy or positioning.