7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 6

Living organisms naturally grow: plants, animals, and humans, all naturally grow. If you plant a seed and he or she doesn’t grow, something is wrong. Likewise, if you birth a baby and it doesn’t grow, something is abnormal. We expect, living organism to grow. It’s death organisms that don’t grow: they decompose, deteriorate, and ultimately disappear. Growth is a sign of life.

A positive attitude breathes life, and thus pushes us to growth. In fact, positive people understand that life is a journey of growth, and do what it takes to never stop growing; they know the importance of continual improvement.

They don’t deceive themselves, believing that they have arrived and have nothing else to learn. They work on themselves continually, seeking to become better versions of who they are. They realize that the more they grow, the better off they are and so are their friends, family members, coworkers, etc. In other words, as they grow, everything connected to them is positively impacted.

Committed to continual growth, people who have a positive attitude, pay attention to the things they consume. They are intentional about feeding their mind with empowering ideas that uplift their soul. Not that they isolate themselves from the world, but they make sure they get a proper dose of positivity in their lives—regularly.

Furthermore, for them, failures are opportunities for growth. They don’t allow failures (and other difficult experiences, for that matter) to beat them down and destroy their self-esteem. They protect their heart from defeatism, self-deprecation, and bitterness. They view failure as a teacher that educates them on themselves, others and the world. Thus, they seek to extract all the gold from difficult experiences and use what they’ve learned to make them wiser.

They are careful not to let their past hold them back, knowing that what is in front of them is greater that what is behind them. That they weren’t good in school doesn’t mean that they are unintelligent. Perhaps, the academic world simply wasn’t for them. That they had an unsuccessful relationship, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of love. Perhaps, it simply wasn’t a good match. Whatever their past, people with a positive attitude leverage it to make them better.

A commitment to growth is a pillar of a positive attitude. Never stop growing. Never.