I'm a firm believer in "perception is reality". Many times we focus on what is negative or we fail to look at what a situation really is. Your reality will differ from someone else's reality. I personally try to look at every situation, good or bad, and find the positive in it or how I can use it to benefit me. You choose to either see how you can use it to your advantage or you can let it bring you down.
At the end of the day someone may ask you "how was your day". 9 out of 10 times if 1 thing bad happened to you that day you will say you had a bad or rough day. However, if you stop and think about the positive you can say you actually had a good day. In my opinion 1 bad thing doesn't override multiple good things. Some people like the attention from people giving them sympathy but the reality is its WAY more fun having someone tell you that your positive thoughts or attitude helped inspire or motivate them.
There will be times in your life when something happens that tests you! Spin it on the positive.... car broke down, at least you have a car to drive.... lost your job, you now have the opportunity to find something that challenges you more, you are happier at or better yet make more money..... got in an argument with a friend, at least you have friends to argue with, plus if you are arguing with them that means you both care and its an opportunity to strengthen your relationship..... money is tight and you have to pay rent or bills, this means you have a roof over your head, food in your mouth and you possess items..... I could go on but I think the point is made haha
Moving forward see if you can take a moment to turn any situation where you would normally see it as negative and find the positive in it! You will be amazed at how your perception in life will change. Its powerful!
Here are also a few of my favorite motivational quotes.
-The attitude, and the mind, is where it all starts. - John
Smith, Olympic Champion
Attitude controls behavior - Unknown
-People can alter their lives by altering their attitudes. -
-Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman
-Our attitude is the primary force that will determine
whether we succeed or fail. - John C. Maxwell
-Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you
take it. - Irving Berlin
-Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow,
the past, the neglected opportunity. - Omar Idn Al-Halif
-Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to
recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson
-There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle
or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton
-A person's true character is revealed by what he does when
no one is watching. - Unknown
-All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to
pursue them. - Walt Disney
-In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert
-It isn't the load that breaks us down; it's the way we carry
it. - Unknown
-Never think of the consequences of failing for you will
always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind
will gravitate towards those thoughts! - Michael Jordan
-Although elementary, turning negatives into positives is
the best foundation to having a happy life. - Unknown
-If you think you can, or you think you can't, your right! -
-Things turn out best for the people who make the best of
the way things turn out. - John Wooden
-Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. -
-The dictionary is the only place where success comes before
work. - Mark Twain
-Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow. - James Dean
-Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
-The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill
Last but not least....
Live for today, tomorrow is promised to no one!