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No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
-- L. E. Landon
 

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Positive perspective

Most of the time, the only real victim of your negative attitude is you. And there’s no one who gets any help from it.

So, if it hurts you and helps no one, what’s the reason to have it? That’s a good question, and one you can benefit from asking yourself.

Perhaps you’re angry about what has already happened. Or perhaps you’re anticipating something you’re not pleased about.

A negative attitude will not change any of that for the better. It will just add more misery to an already difficult situation.

A negative attitude is always your choice. And it’s a choice you can always decline to make.

So the next time you’re tempted to get all gloomy and glum, simply stop and think about it. Instead of punishing yourself with negativity, empower yourself with a more positive perspective.

— Ralph Marston

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