It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.”
- Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding
“Judgment is a negative frequency.”
- Stephen Richards
“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”
- Michael Jordan
This is a practice to support yourself in finding, maintaining, and enhancing the positive in the face of any conversation that could go south. Use this practice before you engage in such a conversation, or when you are in the midst of a conversation that is beginning to or even seeming as if it might go off the rails.
And, as always, please share your experiences on the blog or in personal emails. I appreciate each comment I receive.
What I am suggesting is that each of us turn from the negativism that permeates our society and look for the remarkable good among those with whom we associate, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak of one another’s faults, that optimism replace pessimism, that our faith exceed our fears. When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: 'Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve.'”
- Gordon B. Hinckley