Look For The Plus Sign
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what’s right about it and build on that.
— Norman Vincent Peale
We all have times where events happen, health issues worsen, tragedies happen that affect our lives. I love this quote above for it is a great guide on how to live happy and still have enthusiasm for life no matter how bad things are. How we handle things is a choice. We can choose to be positive or we can choose to be negative.
What I loved most on this quote by Norman Vincent Peale is the part about looking for the plus sign, looking for what is good and then going from there. There is another quote that a friend uses that says when tragedy hits, look for the helpers for there you will find those that are choosing to be positive and find a way to make it through.
Look for the plus signs is another way of saying what I have preached for so long. Look for what is good in your life instead of focusing on what is bad. Look for what you still can do instead of moaning over what you have lost the ability to do or have. I surround myself with positive people. Why? If I do not, then the negative can take us over like a fog encompassing us before we know it.
Use the plus sign things as a foundation when things are tough and use that foundation to grow from there forward. To me, trying to build on negativity is like building your home on shifting sand. It is not stable and can change before you realize it. Taking those things that are positive, those plus sign things that you still have no matter what the tragedy or touch event in your life will build you a stable foundation that helps carry you through the trouble.
Keep your focus on the plus sign so that you keep moving forward not spinning your wheels in the sand. Life is tough but we do have choices we can make no matter what the situation that can make it easier to cope and easier to hold on to happiness in your life. We just have to choose. Falling back into negative ways is the easiest especially for those that have always been negative all their lives. Choosing the plus signs is an personal choice and no matter what those around you do, choose the positive for yourself. Rebuild your life on solid ground.
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