- Saturday, January 29, 2011

How to Be a Positive Person, in Under 300 Words by Leo Babauta

I was doing my rounds of reading and so happened to stumble across this very beautiful guide to be a positive person :-

Realize it’s possible, instead of telling yourself why you can’t.
Become aware of your self-talk.
Squash negative thoughts like a bug.
Replace them with positive thoughts.
Love what you have already.
Be grateful for your life, your gifts, and other people.
Every day.
Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
But be inspired by them.
Accept criticism with grace.
But ignore the naysayers.
See bad things as a blessing in disguise.
See failure as a stepping stone to success.
Surround yourself by those who are positive.
Complain less, smile more.
Imagine that you’re already positive.
Then become that person in your next act.
Focus on this habit first, and you’ll have a much easier time with any other.

by Leo Babauta at Zenhabits

I've got a long way more on growing up and living.

3 comments:

ah^kam_koko' said...

Surround myself with ppl who are positive, YES!

Jon Chu said...

YES! You have people at your workplace who're positive?

ah^kam_koko' said...

Very few driven.
Few pro-actively positive.
Few naturally hard-working.
Many average.
Some below average.

I'll stick with the few. =)