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 those glasses view the world, the forces of nature, the universe, and God as conspiring against you.

If you choose those glasses, your world will look grim and dark. You’ll expect that:

  • projects will fail
  • people will fail
  • you will fail
  • things will go terribly wrong
  • people won’t honor their promises and follow through on their commitments
  • etc.

Glasses of pessimism are stained with negativity. These won’t serve you; a pessimistic view is depressing not empowering. If the project will fail, why bother? If the relationship will fail, why enter it in the first place?…

Choosing glasses of pessimism puts you at a disadvantage; your perspective is of one who forfeits before the starting whistle is blown, one who is defeated before the fight has started, one who quit the journey before it has begun. Life has enough obstacles as is; you don’t need to get in your own way.

Conversely, you can choose to wear glasses of optimism: glasses tinted with positivity, which allow you to see a world of possibilities.

Glasses of optimism are essential to a positive attitude. They don’t make you blind to reality and deny the facts. They don’t prevent you from seeing potential pitfalls. They don’t cause you to overlook challenges. They don’t stop you from getting wet by the rain just because you’re having a picnic. However, those glasses will ensure that you notice the umbrella that’s within your reach.

Those glasses will ensure that you see setbacks for what they are: divine “setups” to take you higher. They’ll give you X-ray vision, which will enable you to realize that your goal is hiding on the other side of the obstacles that stand in your way. They’ll allow you to see victory when all seems lost. They’ll bring to light your resourcefulness, your creativity, potential, and the greatness that lies inside you (and inside others).

To be clear. This doesn’t mean you won’t fail. Things don’t always go the way you plan. But, it’s no reason to be pessimistic; you’re not powerless when having to deal with challenging situations. And with the right glasses, you can make the most of every situation.

To cultivate a positive attitude, you must choose the glasses of optimism.

Daily Decision

Decide to be optimistic about the future and as you go through the vicissitudes of life, to see the good that surrounds you.

Daily Challenge

Today, your challenge is to see the good in every situation you go through. Whether you miss the bus, accidentally smash your iPhone, lose your wallet, or what have you, seek to keep a positive view of the situation. Again, this isn’t about ignoring the facts, but about using your mind to help you make it through (not hinder you).

Daily Affirmation

Today is blessed. Tomorrow is bright. It’s alright!