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Thursday, February 5, 2015

On Being Positive




 For better or worse, I have a tendency to see things with an extremely realistic point of view. Maybe it's from reading too many history books, but I'm inclined to not be completely cheery when it comes to humanity's actions. If you present me with a glass of water filled up only halfway, however, I would say the glass is half full. I'm not an intentionally negative person. I'm just not particularly positive either. 

People (mostly my mother) tell me to "be more positive" quite a lot. It's hard!

Since I've gone off to university, I've made a conscious effort to be more positive in daily life. For example, yesterday I went to a job interview. I don't have any experience related to the job I interviewed for (though interestingly, blogging is excellent "experience" due to the skills you gain), so I thought getting the job was going to be tough. If I had thought it was impossible due to my inexperience, I might not have done well in my interview. However, I made the choice to believe that the interviewer was going to give me a chance... and she did.

That's all I'm going to comment about regarding the interview, because I don't want blogging about it to risk me getting the job. I will say though that interviews are the best learning experience for young people. They really make you think, reason, and be the most respectable person you can be.

Being positive in a conscious choice I have to make, and it's one I don't mind making.

4 comments:

  1. I believe a positive attitude can get you a long way, it certainly can't do any harm! It isn't always easy though, and the amount of people who have told me that if I think positive I will recover from the incurable health condition I live with (it's laughable!) But the right attitude and mindset will definitely help make things a little easier anyway! I hope you hear back from them soon, with a positive outcome! :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  2. How do you catch yourself thinking negatively though? And what do you do that make your positive thoughts stick?

    I'm pretty pessimistic and usually don't realize it until someone else points it out to me. Even when I make an effort to think about a positive outcome, I find myself wondering back to the initial negative thought.

    twee || www.roguejubilation.com

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    1. I catch myself when I'm not expecting the best out of a person or the situation. Then I reason with myself why I should be more positive. My reasoning normally holds, so I'm more positive overall!

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  3. How do you catch yourself thinking negatively though? And what do you do that make your positive thoughts stick?

    I'm pretty pessimistic and usually don't realize it until someone else points it out to me. Even when I make an effort to think about a positive outcome, I find myself wondering back to the initial negative thought.

    twee || www.roguejubilation.com

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