Empowering Women

#4. Choose to Focus on the Good

There is so much “bad” (for lack of a better word) in the world – in our lives, in our communities, in our jobs sometimes, and even in our families. It is easy to get stuck on what is going wrong versus what is going well. Even if the good things are small.

I believe that what we put out into the universe is what we receive. Goodness begets goodness. Kindness returns twofold. The choices we make set up our day and our interactions. There are people who naturally and instinctively look at the good – in everything. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. The practice of focusing on the good is just that for me – a discipline, a practice. Frankly it is hard work to see the bright light in some really “bad” (wish I could find another word) situations.

So I practice – I practice listening to others who have this natural instinct when there is a situation that is less than ideal. I immediately go the negative space but I listen to the opportunity for goodness. My thinking changes, my mindset shifts, and I see through a very different lens.

This aligns with my goal of creating good habits – creating my positivity practice whereby I can see the goodness, kindness, and love in the world. Starting most days with a positive intention of how my world will be and what the universe will bring forward.

Remember Goal #3 – Create Good Habits – choose positivity, chose wisely. Celebrate yourself and your progress!

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