Perhaps the greatest teacher of positive thinking is a child. Children are the ultimate positive thinkers. They have not learned that life throws curves and that challenges are around every corner. They look at life as a big adventure. Maybe you should adopt that way of thinking. Think about a child in your life. They seem to have no fear of new things. They will try anything once. They love life and are optimistic and happy. Children love to explore the world and what life has to offer. They are willing to put themselves out there just to learn. Children have to have this amazement for life. This is how they learn and how they develop their identity. It allows them to live in a positive manner. Children do not jump to the negative because they believe there is good out there. They do not know about all the bad that the world holds because you shelter them from that. Let yourself develop that child-like faith.
|And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, |
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
Use the influence of a child to drive your progress towards a positive attitude. You should watch your children play. Just see what they do and take notes on how different their lives are from yours. How do they get through the day without stressing about every little thing? Do not let yourself get hung up on the fact that they do not have responsibility. Responsibility should in no way hold you back from being positive. It is just an excuse and excuses kill the positive attitude you are working so hard to build.