Negative, weak people see challenges as an obstacle and wonder why it happened and how they can get around it…Positive, strong people see challenges as an opportunity and show how they can overcome it and make the situation better! What are you? Those who really know me, know I am a positive, strong person who won’t let a challenge get the best of me!
This is a recent post on my Facebook page and it is truth in life. I have seen some people take a positive moment and drastically change it into a negative within seconds because they are unwilling to step up to the challenge of the moment. I’ve also seen someone who was dealing with a scary situation and refused to let it take them down, and in the end, they were successful in keeping the positive thoughts and were able to get through the situation and glean some respect and positive out of it.
I was talking to a high school student who I have mentored and she told me about how much she loves what she does and loves the line of work she has chosen. She told me a story about how she was doing some interviews and a grandmother she was talking to had her granddaughter with her. Her granddaughter was battling cancer and didn’t think she would ever be able to do what this high school student was doing. In that moment, instead of thanking them for the interview and walking to the next person, she took the girl with her, showed her how to interview, allowed her to help and gave her support. In the end the grandmother thanked her with tears in her eyes and said that her granddaughter had not smiled or looked as happy as she was then since the diagnosis.
It is much easier to walk away and go about your own business, not thinking twice about the effect we have on others around us. But you never know how our actions can change a situation for the better until you actually spread positivity.
I challenge everyone to stay positive in one situation this next week, and if it becomes a challenging situation, stand up and find a way to overcome it and not try to go around it. See the difference as it happens. You will be surprised. Little positive thoughts turn into major positive experiences.