I've been giving a lot of thought to 'being positive' recently.
Now, I've always thought of myself as a positive person. And people have always called me a true optimist. However, I'm prone to worry, self-doubt, procrastination, fear...all things that are normal, but, frankly, frustrating because they keep me from performing at my best.
At the same time, I look at others that I admire, who consistently perform better and achieve more when they're in high-stress situations: and I see that thinking positive is what gets them there. We all know stories of people who suceed despite all adversity, just because they never doubted they'd get there. So, what's the difference between us?
I realized that a happy nature (which I have), optimism (which I have) and idealism (which I also have), are different than being positive. Being positive is looking at the glass half full rather than half empty. It's focusing on what I have accomplished and could potentially accomplish rather than what could potentially go wrong.
So, I've decided. Let's give this "positive thinking" a try. I'm going to expunge all negativity from my life. Not all realism, just all negativity. No more worry, no more fear or doubt, just more positive visualization. I've even signed up for an improv class to help myself get there. I'm guessing it won't be easy, but the possibility of unlocking my potential makes it completely worth it!
P.S. If anyone's got any positive thinking tips or resources, I'd love to see them!