From the moment we were born, we have been trained to surround ourselves with drama and negativity. Through no fault of our own we have been trained to respond to and to spew negativity each and every day. Think about this question for a moment: When was the last time you insulted or made a negative comment towards someone or something? Can you recall the most recent event when this happened? Great. Now I would like you to think about the last time that you complimented someone or made a positive comment towards someone or something. Take a moment to do this. (Pause) Were you able to think of a time? Were you surprised about how quickly you were able to come up with a time when you insulted or made a negative comment towards someone or something but it took you so much longer trying to think of a time when you complimented or made a positive comment towards someone or something? You see, each and every day we are exposed to constant drama and negativity(especially with the ability to be completely connected through social media simply by the click of a button.)
If you want to be extraordinary, you can no longer do things in the ordinary way. You must invest in yourself on a daily basis, you must reprogram your mind to think positively and to dismiss the negative thoughts and constant temptation to talk talk/type/think negatively towards others. It is important that you take responsibility for your actions and to take the initiative to constantly work on the areas that you need improvement and continue to hone those skills. In my opinion, there are two types of people in this world: Those who make excuses and those who get things done. The question is, which one will you choose to become? Be positive, be kind, be extraordinary.
Daniel D'Elia, M.Ed
Personal growth coach, educator, transformational speaker, writer.