Although the title of this blog post sounds a bit simple, to understand and use it, is critical to you and your team’s success.
When you stop think about this topic, let’s use the analogy of comparing your mind to a scale. If your mind was a scale that you weigh things on. If you put more negative beans on one side of the scale than the positive beans you have on the other side of the scale, it will tip it in the negative direction.
What this means is we have to consciously practice putting positive thoughts in our head every day.
One easy way to do this is the first thing in the morning. After you get out of bed, remind yourself of all the good things you have going for you in your life.
Here’s just a couple:
- Your health
- Your career
- Your family
- Your favorite hobby
- Something you are looking forward to this weekend or later this year
- Fill in some of your own here:
It sounds so simple but it works. I have used it successfully for over 25 years.
Remember, as J. Paul Getty once said, “Don’t be surprised by trouble!” That grain of wisdom reminds us that negative things are part of life. So, if you expect trouble, to come calling every once in a while, you will be prepared to offset its’ impact on your daily positive thoughts that you purposefully think and the positive things you are doing on daily basis. Try it out and let me know how it works.