Is It All Just Make Believe…

If you were to ask a group of people close to you, and some you don’t know well, how they perceive you – what would the answers be?

Positive. Confident. Charismatic

Those are mine. How do I know? I pressed the buzzer. I asked a group of select friends about my biggest strengths and weaknesses

This is only very new though

I started a PDHPE Teachers degree once. But after a year, that didn’t go well. So, then I began a Science degree. Alas, that ended the same as the teaching degree – albeit I stuck with it for two years this time

Big, dominant F’s were common on my transcript. Positivity and confidence wasn’t something I exuded. Ever

Time passes. And many things change. I’m graduating a Nutrition & Dietetics degree. I’ve begun a business. And my stance and view on positivity is radically different

It took me years to figure out the secret to positivity. To find out where in lay hiding from me…

Positivity isn’t what you think it is. It’s not a feeling. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s not rare. And no, it’s not something out of your reach

Positivity is a state of mind

Even when everything is going terribly wrong, and I have no reason at all to be confident, I just decide to be

Kurt Vonnegut said it best in his amazing book ‘Mother Nights’ – you are whatever you pretend to be…

Be positive. Right now, this very second. Regardless of your past. That doesn’t matter at all. Don’t defeat yourself before you’ve even tried… (hint: that’s my secret)

Is it really just make believe? No. It’s not. It’s as real as the sun coming up tomorrow

The habit is simple: be positive, be positive when you don’t think you should be… and be especially  positive when a something scares the life out of you

Positivity sits right there in front of you. All you have to do is reach out and grab it…

Take it. And run

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