There are seasons in our lives where we can get busy and stress seems to consume us like a Tsunami. Under the stress we can lose our cool. We can complain and speak out negatively about the storms, our lives, and people. But we forget that storms come to reveal to us who and what we cherish.
Along with working on the Be Cool techniques from Week 21, you can learn to Be Positive no matter what the outward situation looks like for the moment. Be positive to master the storms in your life with grace and depth of character.
How well do you steer your ship in the storms? Is it an example others should follow? What are ways that you remain positive? Do you have a good sense of protecting those you love?
I have had a habit of grumbling when things are less than smooth sailing. With a slight breeze, I can get cranky. When someone or something rocks my boat, the negative, grumbling complaints begin. Complaining and being negative isn’t productive any way and usually makes things more uncomfortable than they already are.
To learn about how to make a sticky situation more comfortable, I like to think about great leadership. All notable leaders remain positive. They seek to discover something good within all situations, and lead their thoughts and others in a direction that preserves the good stuff.
For a long time, I would tell myself that the storms of life are good. I disagree with that now. Although, they bring opportunities to grow, most of the time they just difficult to handle. So I’ve conlcuded that storms are not to be praised for their difficulty; but for the power they have to reveal to me what I love most in life.
Caution: If we are not careful, the storms have the power to wipe out the people and things we value most. Therefore, the life we live needs to be preserved and protected. Being positive facilitates preservation.
Week 22 is about you being positive. When you hear your mind, thoughts and words begin to turn sour and negative, be positive. Discover what is good and what is delicate. Speak positive things that reflect what you value. Don’t let your ship go down in the waves of life, don’t give your treasures to the sharks. (Life never stops moving with ups and downs). Learn to preserve and protect who and what you cherish most by remaining positive.