A new year and everyone is posting about how to make your 2018 the best. What will that look like for you?
What type of things do you want to change and how can you achieve your 2018 goals? When we are united by fear and hate well, we see fear and hate. When we are united by love and acceptance we live with love and acceptance. What is the difference? Attitude, attitude, attitude, it is all about our attitude. Do you have a positive attitude, you know the glass is half full type of outlook on life. Or is it all negative, the glass is half empty perspective? I used to be more on the negative side during the early years of workplace bullying because I felt powerless. It took some work to recognize that I had choices and that yes, my voice counts, that no one deserves to suffer violence at home or in the workplace, that I am okay on my own and it is better to be alone than in an unhealthy, unhappy relationship wishing I was alone. It was a new awakening to the POSITIVE!
I loved that ability to see the fullness of life, the good in life along with the not so good.
A positive attitude is what gives us resilience in life. It doesn’t mean that we are never going to experience sadness, trauma and loss, only that if we truly believe we have the ability to get through difficult times by focusing on the positive, then the sadness may be less intense, less debilitating and we are able to better cope.
Leave 2017 behind and focus on moving forward. We cannot have one foot in the past and one foot in 2018.
How do you want to change your upcoming year, it is all up to you and Yes you can!
From the book ‘365 Days of Wonder’ R.J. Palacio. ‘Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.’ unknown