Time For a Personality Makeover?
As I was waiting for the walk light I could hear someone cursing at people. I looked over and it was this guy in the photo. I thought, "Why is he like that? Did his life turned out like shit for him and he just wanders around spreading his bitter gift?" I see people like this all the time, but it's not just some down and out drunks, and addicts on the street. Surely he can't be happy living that way.
I know it's not because he's on the street and I think it is a choice. In fact, a lot on the people on the street seem happy and positive despite their situation. Sometimes I talk to them and hear things like "I'm just happy to be alive" or they are happy to take time and chat with you. You can be happy and enjoy life in almost any situation if you have the right attitude.
On the other hand I also encounter a lot of negative people. You know the kind, always cynical and complaining about their lot in life, even though they may have a lot more that other people.They are unhappy, bitter, and often jealous of people who are more fortunate than them. You may say that it's a nice day, and they say "just wait" or "there's many better places than here."
They complain about everything, or talk about how crappy and unfair everything is, spending all their time in a bad or blase mood. Nobody wants to be around people like this. It's the worst thing for everyone. It's also rut that people easily fall into and can't get out, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Look, if you go around being unhappy, miserable, cynical, condescending, complaining, and basically blah; then you are on a road towards a bad place. If that's how you are and you don't change, then you will make that your reality and can get stuck there forever. If that's you, then you need to break out of that bubble.
There's two ways to be in life... negative or positive. I always choose the positive path because it is the happy road to take. Even if things fall apart now and then, as they surely will, being positive helps you recover quickly and move ahead in life. Just thinking, behaving, and acting in positive ways (even if you are not) will open many doors to good experiences and opportunity. Anyone who focuses on positively can attest to this, but when you are negative, it just spawns more negativity and hopelessness. It really, really, really does, so take note.
Success in life is rarely something that is handed to you, or achieved, without effort on your part.
Here is how to turn negative thinking into positive thinking, and attract the life you want. First, the most important thing is to be aware of how you are feeling and thinking. Notice if your thought and actions are negative and then challenge them.
Imagine within you, that you have a positive and a negative personality. Image your negative personality is holding you back and trying to sabotage you... because it is. Make your positive personality dominant and put it in charge of your life. Become that person - a new you.
If you detect a negative feeling like anger, jealousy, envy, hopelessness, or the like, then step in and have a dialogue with yourself. Tell yourself things like - "no, don't think that way... it's negative!" or "oh well, not going to worry about that. I'm just going to make the best of it and have a good day." Embrace positive thinking. Practice it and make it a new way of life and part of your personality makeover.
It will make things better and take you in new directions. But don't just take my word for it.
Here's one link of many on the subject.
You will find a new and better life through your positive self.