You can't be successful with the weight of negativity pulling you down at every step. You and I must work to have a forward focus mentality about ourselves at all times. This doesn't mean reality is ignored. It's just not where we have put our focus. To be successful requires us to focus on accomplishing the future goal over the real current problems. Here are three tips to help push the cancer of negativity out, to obtain the destiny you envision.
1. Ungrateful – It can be easy to think things should be okay without showing appreciation for the small things. But recognizing what happen or was done with appreciation is a sign that you value others and you need their part in succeeding with your goal.
One writer put it this way, “It is not happy people who are appreciative; it is appreciative people who are happy.” Have a grateful attitude by showing that you value others time and efforts they give to your successes no matter how small.
2. Chaotic – Life is full of stressful situations but your attitude doesn't have to display a messed up demeanor to go along with it. Each day has a new set of opportunities and challenges. Focus on maximizing your energy on being a problem solver, not a problem finder. Who you become on the journey is always more valuable than just arriving at the end.
Turn your chaos into order by reach beyond the problems and seeing the strength that comes from persevering through. "Pain is temporary. It may last for a while but eventually, it will be replaced by something else." (Lance Armstrong) Keep a positive attitude through the chaos of life, it will help you make better decisions and build personal value for a successful future.
3. Complaining – Life will always have problems. So to achieve the next level of success work on what your mouth says about problems. Choose words that build up instead of tear down by looking for the good in every situation.
Confront your problems with optimism and hope. Don't be so quick to throw in the towel with your words. Keep your negativity low, no matter how big the problem. Growth comes from finding ways to overcome life's problems with connection before correction.
Summary - Negativity is like cancer, it will take over if not dealt with. Work to be grateful for the small things, look for the solutions in the chaos, and keep your words encouraging. This is the medicine that can combat the cancer of negativity.