The Positive Attitude Challenge – Keep the Door Open

There’s a French proverb that goes something like this: “Enlightenment comes from the collide of ideas.” Sharing and discussing ideas is enriching; when diverging perspectives and opinions collide, the truth emerges or better ideas are birthed. I love working in teams for that very reason: members of the team bring to the discussion their unique perspectives…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Count Your Blessings

Do you catch yourself saying things like: – I’ll be happy when I get married – I’ll be happy when I graduate from university – I’ll be happy when I make 1 million dollars – I’ll be happy when I retire – I’ll be happy when I find a well-paying job – I’ll be happy…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Acknowledge Their Efforts

John works hard at his job. But no matter how hard he works, Matt, his boss, is never satisfied. He never says, “thank you”, or gives John a pat on the back. John, although he loves his job, feels unappreciated and is thinking about changing jobs. Lucie is a straight A student—and a great kid…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Break Down the Wall

As a best practice, drivers are told to always check their blind spot before changing lanes, otherwise, they run the risk of colliding with another vehicle that was “hiding” in that spot. Sometimes, when I’m driving and my wife is sitting next to me, she says, “Watch out; there’s a car in your blind spot.”…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Choose the Right Glasses

Whether you realize it or not, you’re wearing tinted glasses, and those glasses influence how you see the world, how you interpret what happens you, and what you expect from the future. The good thing is that you get to choose the glasses you wear. You can choose to wear glasses of pessimism, and with…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Shield Yourself

The world is filled with negative people, who aren’t timid about spreading their negativity around them. Like a bad cold, they spread their germs all around. Wherever they go, they cough their negativity on others and infect them with their negative thinking. Sometimes, these people simply don’t know better. They’re just reproducing behaviors they’ve observed…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Give The Team Your Best

A collaborative spirit is important in life; great goals are achieved in teams, and teams demand a high level of collaboration. Success is indeed a team sport. Here’s the deal. In teams, you don’t always get your way; a team is a constant give-and-take. Sometimes your ideas are best; sometimes they’re not. Sometimes your suggestions…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Eat Exquisite Meals

If you eat junk food and drink soda nonstop, sooner or later, your body will lack the nutrients it needs to function optimally, and you’ll eventually have health issues. You may have heard this before: you are what you eat. To operate effectively, your body needs to be fed proper nutrients—daily. The good news is…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Step Down the Pedestal

When people speak with Stephane, they feel patronized; Stephane believes that he is smarter than most people and relates to them as such. This attitude of superiority repels people. I’ve met quite a few Stephane’s in my life: people who have a tendency to speak to others with a condescending tone. They talk down to…

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The Positive Attitude Challenge – Don’t Worry, Be Prepared

A little more than a decade ago, an inexplicable sickness suddenly attacked my body. I had never experienced anything like it before (and I haven’t experienced anything like it since). Besides the painful symptoms I was feeling, perhaps the hardest part of this illness was ignoring its root cause. Despite their best efforts, the doctors…

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