After the tragic loss of my parents, grandparents, siblings, and the murder of a close friend, I had a decision to make... Would I let my own thoughts of fear, uncertainty, and anger over their losses consume me and fill me with negativity? Or would I find a way to pull the positivity out of even the biggest tragedy?
Through my personal journey of pain, loss, and uncertainty I have taught, motivated, and inspired others to live their lives on a whole new level. I have lead others to push through their past, look past their current situations, and help them to use their current situations to achieve the happiness in life that they deserve! And the basis of all of it? Positivity! How can we be more positive? Here's a few key points that I use everyday to help others extract the positivity form every situation they encounter. I call this concept..DECIDE....TO BE....DIFFERENT.
-DECIDE! Positivity is a choice! This is the first step in being more positive! We need to make the decision that not only do we WANT to be more positive, but that we will make every effort to put it into action. No one can decide for you. You have to own it! Making the decision to be a purveyor of positivity is one that will effect every area of not only your life, but also the lives of those around you.
-Choose TO BE a positive influence! This is how we put our desire for positivity into action. When you make the cognizant effort to add positivity to someone else's life, it will naturally make you feel more positive about yourself! Every day we encounter a lot of people. Whether that be online, in person, or on the phone. Are we really taking advantage of every encounter we have? Are we extracting every bit of knowledge we can from each person we meet? Are we adding value to the life of every person we come in contact with? The best way to add value is positivity.
- DIFFERENT. In our society right now, negativity is the norm. How sad is that? Think about it though...in the news, in the media, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What are the trends? The stories and hot topics everyone are talking about are over the top negative! No matter the content, they are still presented in a way that seem to have a negative connotation. So why not be different? We are in an age where different is cool. Where if you can stand out against the grain you immediately have a platform to share from. Let's use that platform to breed positivity! We talk about love, serving others, and acceptance like we want to achieve it, but we treat it as if it's a pink unicorn that we will never find. The unicorn is right there! In the mirror. WE have to be the love we want to find in the world.
Choose to be different! Choose to live a life of positivity!