Optimists look at life with a certain zest. They trust in themselves and the process. They have faith that things will work out. They look at obstacles as challenges and they presuppose that they will be able to overcome them. They are positive people and believe that good things come from their hard work.
Do you know someone in your life that employs this mentality to maneuver through life? Have you ever wondered how they do it?
Would you like some of this energy? Although there is some research that would suggest that the negative personality type can be inherited, there is also much evidence to support that you can change how you look at the world. Whether your tendency is to be positive or negative, you clearly have the choice to develop skills that will enhance the positive side of you. Are you willing to set aside the time and energy to improve your mental attitude? The answer needs to be a resounding “yes”. If you are ambivalent or hesitant you will likely lack the discipline it takes to train yourself differently.
If you answered “yes”, you must participate
in the following steps:
Let’s take an example. Do you have a child that’s
doing poorly in school?
For the negative person who may be wondering if this method
fosters denial, the bottom line is that the energy that we put out does
influence what happens around us. If you’re setting consequences
and being a responsible parent, then it makes sense that you have faith
and a belief that your son will eventually succeed. There is nothing wrong
with sending out that kind of energy. It will make you feel better, and
it may make a difference in how your son looks at himself.