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Find the opportunity in the word "No".

Updated: Jul 30, 2023



First things first... Why should you care?

Our emotional state dictates the quality of our life. The 30 Days of Positivity Challenge is a daily personal challenge designed to condition the mind and body to maintain a positive emotional state. Our mindset contributes to 80% of our success. So, this challenge forces you to reprogram your mindset for success. When we're in a good mood and have a positive mindset, the probability of us being more productive, having better relationships, and making more money goes up. On the other hand, when we're in a bad mood and have a negative mindset, the opposite tends to occur.

Imagine living in a mansion but you're always upset, stressed, anxious, or sad. On the other hand, imagine living in a townhouse but you're always peaceful and happy. Your quality of life has everything to do with how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Your focus becomes your future. So, focus on nurturing a positive emotional state. Our feelings give us clues about the state of our emotions and environment, and tell us if we're progressing in the right direction. Progress equals growth. This challenge helps you to grow positive feelings to attract positive people and things into your life.

Let's get started with today's challenge!

Let's Get To The Point

Rejection is part of life. Sometimes we feel like we're not good enough when we're rejected or we don't receive the things we want. But, sometimes what we want isn't what we need. Think about a challenge in your life where you were rejected or you "failed". Your challenge today is to answer this question: How can you turn that "failure" into an opportunity for you to win?

Full Transcript

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Donnie Thomas:

Hey everybody. Today is day seven of my 30 Days of Positivity challenge. Today, I wanted to talk about rejection, because rejection is sometimes a byproduct of vulnerability. Because when we're vulnerable, we open ourselves up for hearing the word "no". But I wanted to say that there is actually opportunity in hearing the word "no".

Donnie Thomas:

Because when somebody tells you "no", that's nothing more than an opportunity for somebody else to tell you yes. But we're afraid of vulnerability. We're afraid of vulnerability because we fear confrontation. We fear conflict because we have been taught to fear those things. Let's go through the path of least resistance, but sometimes you have to meet with that resistance in order to get to where you're supposed to be.

Donnie Thomas:

I can remember very vividly when I got out of college and I applied for a job. I was the top two candidate, and I didn't get the job and I was just crying. I was like, "Oh my God, I can't believe I didn't get this job. This is my future." Within a month or two later, I was hired making $30,000 more than I would have if I had taken that opportunity. There was power in that "no". I thank God for that no.

Donnie Thomas:

But a lot of times we don't see opportunity through rejection. We only see the rejection because it taps into our vulnerability, and we are good at being vulnerable. There's nothing wrong with being vulnerable. There's nothing wrong with hurting. It's okay to hurt, because it's through that hurt that you're going to realize the true you. It's through that hurt that you're going to tap into who you are supposed to be. And that hurts sometimes, we hear the word "no", and we think we aren't good enough. Why am I not good enough? That person told me no. I asked for something and they told me no. But sometimes what that is, is that's just tapping into your ego because you believe that you're beyond and above hearing the word "no".

Donnie Thomas:

It's okay, because that word "no" does nothing more than speak to that other person's intentions. It has nothing to do with the value of who you are and what you bring to the world. Lean into your vulnerability. Lean into the word "no" because again through that no, you're going to find the opportunity that's going to propel you to where you're supposed to be.

Donnie Thomas:

So with that said, I will end my seventh day of my 30 Days of Positivity challenge. Again, I'd like to say that there is opportunity to hearing the word "no", because somebody's "no" is nothing more than someone else's opportunity to tell you "yes". Have a good day. Peace.


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