Staying positive in the face of negativity is a difficult thing to do but if you can master the goal, your life will be so much more fulfilling. As I mentioned in a previous post, if you can throw positive statements at negative ones, the negativity will dissipate. If you’re in a place where you don’t want to be, be it with someone you have a challenge with (notice I used the word challenge) I’m don’t use negative words anymore like problem. There are no problems in my new paradigm. Problems have morphed into challenges . Be it a place you don’t want to be. Find one thing about the person or place that’s positive. This can be your challenge for the duration that you’re in the situation. If you can find just one thing about the situation to be positive about and really concentrate on staying in that positive realm, you’ll find your emotional state rising to a higher level.
The goal here is to maintain your equilibrium, to stay in a good place in the face of an adverse situation. It can be difficult to do this if you’re just attempting to change your attitude. As with anything however, the more time you spend flexing your emotional muscles, the stronger you’ll become. All muscles will atrophy if you don’t continue to use them. Things won’t change overnight and just because you don’t see the results you want immediately doesn’t mean your work is not resulting in change. Don’t give up. The impact of your changes will become known to you. Keep up your vigilance and you’ll see the changes you want.