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The Power of Positivity

Published Date : Apr 5, 2018

Agreed -- It’s not easy to be positive at all times! But, there are some common human traits that tend to pile negativity onto your mind, body and soul. This is avoidable!

Looking around, you will always find tragedies, disasters and scandals hitting you in the face. It’s unfortunate that there are a multitude of triggers that make one feel distressed, cynical or paranoid about what is real and not. Switch on any media channel and you will be greeted by grim moods, negative news and ideations that make you whine or start thinking harmfully. Everyone talks and ponders too much on dismal affairs – be it the financial uncertainty prevailing across the globe or stock markets swinging violently, currency conversion rates swaying, Bitcoin speculations, and our very own gems and jewelry industry being hit by controversy.

It’s very difficult to remain unaffected by issues like global recession, political instabilities, massacres of school-children, deplorable terrorist activities, grave economic sanctions, climatic problems and other concerning global problems that add to pessimism on an ongoing basis.

So, what can one do?

One must try to cordon off these triggers by looking towards the more positive sides of life, the ones that can be controlled. Listen to calming music, read motivational material. Be “too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated”.

One may choose to feel defeated, doubtful or fearful about people and situations or not.

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ~ Martha Washington

Sustaining yourself and surviving on an ongoing basis is undoubtedly a tough task, but it’s not an impossible one. A careful analysis of the resources that you have on hand, rather than those that have given you a miss, will help you find firmer grounds of positivity. We also need to use the advancements of technology in terms of Artificial Intelligence, wireless communication, Internet based knowledge, etc. to your advantage rather than be stressed about what they keep churning out regularly. Everything in this world ridden by Big Data is not for you! We are really living in the best of times, with every advantage for success and happiness, mainly because of the easy availability of information.

Most importantly, you have to be blissful and hopeful in every sorrow. There is a point of happiness in the darkest of situations. You just need to connect the dots the right way to come out of the tunnel of negativity and continue the positive way.

Yes, it’s all about changing your attitude and what you choose to focus on. Once you start focusing on the good, rather than the ugly or painful, your life will start changing for the better – such is the power of positivity. So, do follow these powerful words by Joyce Mayer in your approach towards life, “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”

Remember that focusing on positive thoughts will not only help improve your health, peace of mind, career and spiritual growth, it tends to spread to others as well. Energy is ALWAYS infectious! That’s the very reason all of us seem enveloped with negativity these days. There's a need for endemic positivity... let's each one of us start now!

- By GemAtlas Team