We all want to shine and do our best, be successful, and be acknowledged for our talents and skills. There are negative habits that keep us stuck, as well as positive ones that create more success in our lives. Although it feels uncomfortable to change, once we know what works and what doesn’t, it is easier to make the right choices. Here are some things that work.
Change the channel. The knee-jerk reaction for many of us is pessimism. Someone slights you, the news of the day is all grim; it’s easy to get swept up into the negativity. Like a television, you can flip the switch and turn to another station, one of positivity.
Exercise each day in an “inner-gym.” We take care of our bodies by strengthening our muscles. What about taking time each day to “grow” your inner muscles. Every experience, good or bad, brings with it learning. During “tough times,” we are forced to use resources we never thought we had. We all know this, but sometimes when we are going through a difficult situation–it is hard to keep positive.
Truly caring about another person, without self-interest. Even if there is no payback–would you help someone if you could? The answer for many of us is YES. We don’t want others to suffer if we can help. Own your graciousness; your big heart makes you quite beautiful.
Keep your words positive. It’s great to be around people who make you feel good. How do they do it? Watch the use of words. They offer praise a lot. And when you are receiving it, you’d just like be around them.
Why not me? People who are attractive think they are capable of doing “big things.” They go the extra mile, think to themselves–I haven’t done this before, but of course, I can give it a shot. They may be terrified about doing it, but they put one foot in front of another, and proceed.