The Positive You

Today is one of those days. One of those days where you need to hear this. You, and you alone, control your path you tread. Call it destiny, fate, pre-determination, or just life, and it amounts to the same thing. And in equal measure, know this. You, and you alone affect those around you by your very presence. The dynamics of human interaction are fascinating and interwoven with such nuance, simplicity and complexity that it is here you can see a dance happen that is magical.

It’s easy to dismiss and explain away the mood we feel, or the frame of mind you have, or the people you meet, and just not seeing that it all starts with you. Your life is full of decisions which will either make your life richer, worse, better, boring, interesting and dull. And those decisions were made by you. No-one else makes them no matter how you might think this is the case.

So I lay down to you a law. A law that states that you are allowed to be positive. A law that states that you are allowed to feel good. A law that states you are allowed to believe. A law that gives you permission to live and enjoy life. This law is simple – be the positive you.

The people you have in your life, at home, friends and at work, all influence and direct your presence, but you control what you do. The things you read, watch, play, turn off all create an existence that is yours for the taking. What you eat, drink, and consume gives you a sense of life. How you feel, express yourself and let others know is what informs your self-awareness. These things and more enable you to exist and be your best.

Help others to understand, let them see there is a better way. You, you’re ok, I have faith and believe in you. It’s the person you dismissed, the person who wasn’t included, the person who didn’t hear, the person who wasn’t selected, the person who got left out, the person who didn’t achieve. They need to hear this message. You can deliver it, if you want to live a better life.

What I write here is just the beginning. It’s an awakening to help you be more than you are. You are the best version of yourself, but are you the best version to others? Are you helping them to see there’s a better way? We have a right to life, and a responsibility to help others live. This is what being positive will help achieve. Can you do it?


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Sukh Pabial

I'm an occupational psychologist by profession and am passionate about all things learning and development, creating holistic learning solutions and using positive psychology in the workforce.

One thought on “The Positive You”

  1. Great to read about focussing on the positive. Too often, we focus on the negative and learn never to give ourselves a break. People work so hard but feel as though they’re never good enough. Taking a little time each day to feel good about something you’ve accomplished, however small, goes a long way in changing your approach to life. Thanks for this reminder πŸ™‚

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