On a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. That book was The Positive Dog.
Gordon shared the story a young dog who had been unadoptable at the pound. And he thought that he was going to be there the rest of his life.
Then, one day, an old, wise dog named Bubba stepped into his life. He shared with him the wisdom of thinking positive and how it could change lives.
The book was a fun, short story about the power of positive thinking. It also got me thinking about my thoughts and whether I was thinking positively.
The truth is that I haven’t been thinking positive thoughts lately. I’d been pretty negative.
That needs to change. So, I’m remembering what happens when you begin to have positive thoughts. Read more...
Have you discovered the trap of negativity? It’s able to grip quickly and pull you down without much warning.
I’ve found my caught in it’s grip more than I’d like to admit. Have you?
Why Negativity Has So Much Power
Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?
— Julia Cameron
You’d be amazed at the power negativity has. Once it takes hold, it’s easy to spiral into a cycle of negativity.
I find myself wondering why this happens. I think I found an answer.
Scientific studies show that negativity is contagious.
There’s power behind negativity. It’s able to quickly multiple when someone starts the ball rolling.
Just think of a time when you entered a room happy only to have someone state a complaint. It was easy to join in and find something to complain about, wasn’t it? Read more...