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by Mike Owczarek about a year ago in how to
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Making The Most Of The Positive

Today is a great day. Spreading love, it’s the positive way.

Ok – if this is too much fluff, not enough, or just the right amount, we all are right. Positivity is a force, and it must be respected.

In this article, we are going to talk about how to assess it, not get sucked in by it, how to spread it, what to do about it, how to keep it coming, and more importantly, keep giving it.

When it comes our way, there is usually a great feeling that comes about us and the same goes for when we give it/pass it on. It seems like the stars align and positivity just speaks to us. With that being said, there are a few important steps to take when dealing with positivity to reap and sow all the benefits.

First, we assess it. Where did it come from and why? Is it justified? The questions can go on. A long time does not need to be spent on it, if any at all, but any time spent on these types of questions will answer a lot about the person receiving/giving and what is being marked positive. Having a sense of the story behind the overall positive attribute gives light to how we can deal with it in the future and provide more of it. This is essentially great feedback.

With this feedback though we come to our second implementation and that is to not get sucked in by it. The less we are sucked in and enamored by the positivity, the more we can shrug off any negativity that comes our way. If you heard this before, it was probably from Gary Vaynerchuk. It was the first time I heard the concept. I always knew to not let negativity get to you, and this is easier said than done. However, I never thought about the vice-versa, of not letting positivity get to you.

Of course, it is human nature to feel good when something positive comes our way, and by no means should we ever neglect it. The key is to not get enamored by it. I understand that it has its place and simply put it in the bank. Time to move on.

And like that we get into one of the most important aspects of spreading it. We know the power that a positive outlook can bring us, so we must understand that we harness this same power in when we offer it to others. The key here is to have it be genuine. If there is a sense of doing it for karma and/or complimenting to receive something in return, the stars and the vibe will align, but not in the right way. Ultimately, this will break.

So, there takes an inner awareness to know when we feel that we can provide positivity to another, to immediately let that go. Not the easiest at times because sometimes it may be to a stranger or we wonder how our message and act will be received. You have it in you to spread positivity. This you know. So, if a moment arises where you are not sure. Just know.

The same for what to do about it when it comes our way. We appreciate it, and showing appreciation is always welcomed. This leads to a cycle. A positive cycle. And when this cycle gets going, it is tough to break.

Which leads to our final key, of how to keep this “cycle” of positivity going. Here, we must be open to receive and give it. The more we bring it upon our lives, the easier it will be to share and ultimately, the more positivity will come our way, as well. Sort of like the saying, “You have to spend money, to make money.”

And from the late, great, Kobe Bryant, “Serve, don’t lead.”

This is the key to positivity. Any situation, we have it in us to serve. Here is to continuing our great day.

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Mike Owczarek

I journal and take notes with a pen, and I write poetry with a marker.

Poetry, Articles, Blogs, Journal

Fitness | Mindset | Journey

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