“Confidence is contagious; so is the lack of confidence” ~ Vince Lombardi
Great advice from one of the most respected NFL coaches of all time and two-time Super Bowl winner (1966-67)!
The past few years have been challenging for all of us, but have also brought so many silver linings. I have witnessed nothing short of miraculous resilience in people in the face of desperation, unexpected change and tragedy. I’ve seen people endure by being resourceful and digging deep to find solutions, options and positivity.
The power of positivity is all around us. I have been through more change and challenge in the past four and a half years than in the last 20! I have changed careers, moved four times, and launched a business in 2007, in one of the worst economic climates ever. What roots me today powers my positivity.
I have detached from stuff and connected to people. I have built new relationships, strengthened my long-term ones and pruned many others that have outlived their mutual purpose.
Being positive all the time is not realistic. Life happens, and we have feelings. That’s what makes us human and authentic. But whether you are primarily positive or negative is a essential part of your personal brand and how you are perceived. Are you an “I can’t” person, or an “I can” person?
Finding the silver linings, good news and positivity is contagious, magnetic and powerful. Feel the challenges, but live in the solutions.
Here are 10 ways that I power my positivity:
- Practicing work-life balance
- Volunteering and giving back
- Practicing radical acceptance
- Valuing family and friendship
- Changing bad habits
- Being willing to do new things
- Building a diverse support system
- Acting “as if”
- Defying toxic people
- Performing random acts of kindness
What do you do to power your positivity?