Accentuate The Positive

Find out why you want to accentuate the positive

Life brings you stuff that, at face value, you feel good or bad about.

If you have never trained yourself to consciously think in a way that feels good to you, then it is easy to get upset when something inconvenient happens.

Besides, we tend to not pay attention to the many good things that we have in our lives already, because we grow used to them, or because we live in automatic pilot.

We also let ourselves be influenced by bad news in the media: the disasters, wars and threats to life. That information alone already puts you in a fearing mode.

I personally choose to accentuate the positive. In doing so, I enjoy a better life, full of pleasing coincidences and positive events, happier and calmer, always advancing, and fulfilling.

A good reason to look at what works

Paying attention to the positive makes you feel good. It makes you feel grateful and happier, as you stop to notice the positive things in your life.

Besides, when you place emphasis on the positive, you also start attracting more positive events, people and things to your life.

This phenomenon is known as the Law of Attraction, which we can use consciously to our advantage through our words, thoughts and actions.

When to accentuate the positive?

Here are a few scenarios where you can pay attention to the positive:

  • On moments of serendipity that make you get something you wanted.

    For example, say you are unemployed, and talking briefly to a neighbour she tells you of a position at a place she knows, and you end up having the job, which matches perfectly what you wanted. Celebrate the serendipity and be thankful for it.

  • Give importance to the positive little things that happen to you daily, like a stranger being kind to you, finding a coin, or simply that the weather is just like you wanted it.

    Our day is full of brief positive moments, but sometimes we ignore them because they are not 'big enough' for us to notice.

  • Take an upsetting but really small event, like being stuck in traffic, to focus on the silver lining instead. Ask yourself, "What are the benefits of this situation for me?"

    As you practice finding the positive in any small situation, your mind gets into the habit and will help you have a more optimistic approach when something major goes wrong.

Emphasizing the positive in your life has the main advantage that it makes you feel good. Do it for a boost of positive energy anytime.

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."

Joseph Campbell

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