As I have been adapting a positive mental attitude, I believe it gives me the best chance to succeed and it puts me in the best position to help others to succeed. As I develop this mindset, I keep these few things in my thinking:
*Life is filled with good and bad.
*Some of the good and bad I can’t control-that’s life.
*Some of the good and bad will find me.
*If I have a positive life stance the good and bad will become better.
*If I have a negative life stance the good and bad will become worse.
*I choose a positive mental attitude.
As I continue to do this, my life is more livable. So why would I want to expect the worse? Instead , I live this day as if its my last.
The poet John Whittier expressed it this way:
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
I do know that there will be some bad experiences along the way so when that happens, instead of letting it discourage me or make me angry, I try to find a way to let it prompt my creativity.
I found this story that I thought Illustrated creativity in a bad situation:
This is a story about a chicken farmer whose land was flooded nearly every spring. He didn’t want to give up his farm and move, but when the water backed up into his land and flooded his chicken coops, it was always a struggle to get his chickens to higher ground. Some years he couldn’t move fast enough and all of his chicken drowned.
After the worst spring he’d ever experienced and losing his entire flock, he came into his farmhouse and told his wife, “I’ve had it. I can’t afford to buy another place. I can’t sell this one and I don’t know what to do.”
The people who making the most of bad experience are the ones who find creative ways to meet them, like the farmers wife in the story.
They see possibilities within their problems. It becomes a tool of expansion!