The Power of a Positive Attitude

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” Wade Boggs

There were two sisters that experienced heartbreaking circumstances; one lost her job and the other lost her husband to cancer. The one that experienced the loss of her job consistently spent her energy and time on complaining and playing the role of a victim. She would share with her friends all of the negative things about her former employer. It came to a point that she would even complain about anything that happened to her. On the other hand the sister that lost her husband to cancer focused on the good times shared with her husband. She would often tell others the special love she shared with her husband and how she will always be appreciative to God for the time God gave her with her husband. Her positive attitude helped others to deal with her husband’s lost. Someone asked her why were she not anger and so positive. She stated “life circumstances are what you decide to make of it.” She went on to say “I am hurting deeply and there are days when I don’t know if I will make it but I still choose to see the good.” Therefore the attitude you possess is a choice. You decide how you will experience and see your situation. You decide to look for the good in every situation. When you possess a positive attitude you will experience unprecedented inner joy. A positive attitude is powerful in that you decide not to allow setbacks, negativity and mishaps to linger and remain a constant focus. Your power comes from a positive attitude. There will always be something that you will have to contend with in life but when you face it with a positive attitude you will feel better and experience the true joy of life. You’re in control and not the situation. So choose a positive attitude and see the powerful impact you can make on others and your ability to handle any situation.

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