Every so often, we need a reminder to remain positive.
Today, for me, that reminder came in the form of someone special telling me to stop doubting myself and to believe good things will happen because if I do, they will happen. Followed by, “and stop being so negative, I’m the pessimistic one, you’re supposed to be positive.”
I guess I do have a pretty positive outlook towards life most of the time. When I don’t feel so cheery about everything, it’s usually just a phase – often fuelled by crazy hormones or bad things happening that are out of my control. I’d say my biggest ‘weakness’ when it comes to being positive is self-doubt. Sometimes I feel on top of the world, like I can conquer anything. But I’ll have moments where I wonder if I’m good enough to do all the things I set out to do. It is during these moments of lowered confidence that I feel grateful to have such a wonderful group of loved ones who support me, and see the best in me no matter what. The best thing you can do in life is “surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”
Being positive isn’t the same thing as being happy – to be positive you don’t have to be happy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I’m a human, an emotional being, and there’s nothing wrong with giving in every once in a while and allowing myself to feel every type of emotion – sadness and doubt included. Being positive isn’t about blocking out the bad stuff – it’s about learning to accept it and move forward. It is focusing on the good and finding a way to change the negatives into positives. After all, you can’t appreciate being happy until you’ve been sad, or learn from mistakes until you face them. Accept, learn, move on! I have so many amazing things in life to be grateful for, so why would I choose to wallow in the bad instead of embracing the good? I’d have to be crazy to lose sight of everything I have and everything I am capable of achieving.
One does not need to be happy to be positive, but being positive will lead to happier life.
Keep moving forward!
Lots of love,