Writing 101, Day 19: Compose a series of anecdotes-Be Positive


Be positive. But of course there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! There always is! There has to be! Of course it could be an oncoming train, but then again, for those of you leaning towards the glass half full, it’s definitely sunlight and for those tilting in the opposite direction well, before you hand in your towel, pause, think, ponder. Let your mind wander to all those inspirational books, articles, speeches etc you’ve ever read or watched.

Be positive. I read a blog in which the writer spoke about having good thoughts. He said, “To achieve any kind of success, it all starts with good thoughts.” How totally spot on! Having good thoughts is indeed key.

Be positive. It is quite crucial to surround yourself with an atmosphere which has a positive effect on you. Be it your friends, books or TV shows. Having good thoughts lifts your spirits and helps your self-esteem.

Be positive. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Self-Esteem is one of the mentioned needs. Negative comments can only reduce your confidence and make you question yourself for no cogent reason. You start comparing yourself to others, which is the biggest mistake one could make. It’s always good to learn and keep an open mind but to consider yourself a nobody, someone who is unable to accomplish anything in life after having witnessed people around you having reached that finish line, that can be extremely demotivating.

Be positive. You must learn to make peace with yourself, but never give up trying to better yourself, without keeping an unrealistic standard in mind; or a standard you feel you need to reach, all because the other person has. No, we are each different and unique with a distinctive finish line. Go bravely towards yours. Tame your resentment, be your own person and get rid of that crippling feeling of hopelessness.

Be positive. Another way to get that ‘feel good’ vibe is by helping others. To go that extra mile for a person, knowing you have nothing to gain and maybe even something to lose. That does indeed take a big heart and an unconditional desire to do just good. But such an undertaking really does have a positive effect on you. And what a feeling it is, when you do a good deed because you want to and not because you feel you have to. And not necessarily more deeds but better deeds. Your intention is key.

Be positive. Being positive has a lot of power. Use it!

Day 25 NaBloPoMo/NanoPoblano/YeahNoMo

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6 Responses to Writing 101, Day 19: Compose a series of anecdotes-Be Positive

  1. Joana Salazar says:

    Yes, optimism is the answer to a better life 🙂

  2. Roo's Muse says:

    As you aptly said, “Negative comments can only reduce your confidence and make you question yourself for no cogent reason” was a hard lesson to learn in my world. I had a handle on it for a long time and I dig it up again when I notice the handle seems to be missing ;D I hope you have a happy weekend!

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