Positive people never see themselves as victims.
- Positive people know that there is a difference between being positive and being happy. The one tends to trigger the other, but there is a difference.
- Positive people know that there is a difference between giving up and letting go. Sometimes we need to just abandon something. Somebody contacted me fairly recently about a book she has been trying to get published for many years. She said she felt like quitting. I replied that she would not be quitting – she would be letting go in order to move on to something else.
- Positive people generally enjoy a challenge. Their positivity energizes them and they are able to not only cope with something difficult and negative, but to actually enjoy sorting it.
- Positive people have a kind of “empowerment” – they feel they CAN, whatever it is.
- Positive people often don’t know the meaning of the word “can’t” – if they can’t, they find out how to.
- Positive people are full of ideas
- Positive people tend to be good company
- Positive people tend to smile often. Indeed, simply smiling when you feel down helps you to feel better.
- Positive people never see themselves as victims. They make sure they learn from something that has gone wrong. Often they find a way of using it to their advantage – or to somebody else’s advantage.
- Positive people are decisive. They know what they want and where it is. If they don’t know where it is, they find out. They don’t waste time. A friend recently went to buy garden table and chairs with her husband. She picked out what she wanted. Her husband, always dubious, said they should look around further and told her she was impatient. She replied, quite rightly, that she was not impatient, she was decisive.
- Positive people are not afraid. They will stand up and be counted. And if they do find themselves afraid, they find a way of not allowing the fear to affect their decisions.
- Most importantly, positive people get on well in life because they do not limit themselves to what they already know. They get out there to find out and do more.
Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist. She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites. Her sketches are on her web site http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk . Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.
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