There are "Be positive" and "Stay positive" messages abound, right? And, often, they come from me in my daily tips and workday videos. So what gives?
What is with all of this positivity?
Well, being positive for others is not being positive. That is being nice or compliant or phony.
Being positive with purpose is all about you first, and absolutely, the impact on others may follow!
What is the difference - the REAL difference?
Being positive for others keeps you quiet when you want to speak, and keeps you laughing when you want to exit the conversation. REAL positivity is about:
R - Reflecting on what you have and where you are and being appreciative of it all
E - Engaging in supportive self-talk and being your own best cheerleader
A - Approaching situations, people, problems, and opportunities with the belief that there is a solution, fix, or answer to move forward successfully
L - Leaning into growth even as there are misses and mistakes along the way
When you are a REAL positive person, you are not simply shining to get by, you are shining through and above situations with purpose. The purpose is YOU, and your well-being, centering, and success.
There is no purpose more powerful and positive than your own happiness.
This type of positive effort is from within that stretches beyond your realm and often has a good impact and lasting effect on others, too! How real is that?