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Inspiration Prompt – List Your Wins As They Happen

November 30th, 2009 by Avital
List Your Wins
[Photo by: Crystal]

Optimism and positivity are priceless. A person that can always see the glass half full is a happy person.

Many times the ability to find the pro in every con is retrospective.

Only after the fact, after the initial burst of anger and frustration, we are able to take a step back, relax, reexamine the situation and realize it’s all for the best, and it is perfectly OKAY.

However, it is the ability to stay optimist in real time that really improves our quality of life and keeps us happier and more content in general.

“Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.”
Carolyn Hax

Try to change the way you look at things, to change your perspective and always see the positive in any given situation. Start today and try to make it work in real time by listing your wins. Find all the half full glasses in your day and list them as they are served to you…

If this exercise succeeds, make it a habit!

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4 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt – List Your Wins As They Happen”

  1. A friend of mine recently said that gratitude has changed her attitude. I used to be a “glass half empty” person, then I read “The Secret” and wow, changed the way I think totally. Yes, in stressful times, I have to take a step back and look at things differently but it works. Positive, positive always. Thank you for this prompt. Definitely one that will be taken care of today :) and everyday from now on.

    • Avital says:

      Thank you for sharing, Kerry! Positivity has a way of making your life 10 times better, doesn’t it? I’m glad we share the same outlook :)

  2. I often wonder whether one ( an adult that is ) can LEARN how to be positive?
    It all goes back to the old debate: nurture vs. nature, doesn’t it?
    Surely being positive is a good exercise that can become a habit and affect the person’s intellect but I’m not sure it goes any further than that?

    • Avital says:

      That’s a very good question. I believe that some people are naturally prone to optimism. I also know, from my own personal experience with people, that some people find it really hard to steer clear of negativity and find pros in what they see as cons.

      I think (and I may be very wrong) that people that are not naturally optimistic, can become more positive if they adopt positivity as a habit. Like any other habit – exercising everyday, making healthy food choices, brushing teeth – being positive may feel awkward at first but become a second nature if a person sticks to it.