Updated: Jul 30
DAY 12: 30 DAYS OF POSITIVITY CHALLENGE
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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
You never know who you're lifting out of a sunken place. Your floor is somebody else's ceiling. So, you never know who is inspired by your story. Think about the accomplishments in your life, no matter how great or small you think they are. That story can change someone's life forever. Your challenge today is to answer this question: What's your story, and what story would you like to tell?
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Food for thought. I was watching this show called Midnight Gospel on Netflix. It's actually pretty interesting show and there was one of the episodes and it was talking about mindfulness. That was the concept that was talked about in this particular episode. One of the illustrations in this episode showed someone lifting someone that had been sinking out of this sinking or that sunken place. When they were lifting them out of that sunken place, there were four other people that they were pulling up as well. When I saw that visual, it automatically made me think about how positivity can be just as infectious as negativity because you don't know the rippling effect that your positive word, that your positive actions can have on a person and the next person that they are there to uplift and support. Because when we're talking about mindfulness, it's not only just being mindful of yourself, but also being mindful of people that operate in the space with you.
I remember when I was an intern years ago and there was a woman who at my job, she would walk by all the time. She had this frown on her face and nobody would really talk to her. Nobody would really say anything other than, Hey, how are you? But they would really never care to tap into what's actually happening with her. She looked sad. They would say, how are you? She would say, how are you? I'm good. She wasn't really good. One day I asked her how she was and she said the boiler plate, Oh, I'm good. How are you? And I said, no, you seem a little bit sad. Are you okay? She was shocked because people don't usually genuinely care about the wellbeing of the people that they cross by.
She sent me an email later that day and she said, thank you. She said, "I really want to thank you because my mom is terminally ill, and I've been going through all this and not even my supervisor or my coworkers or any of my peers had even thought to ask me genuinely how I was, but you did." And I didn't know her from the can of paint, but this is why I'm so intentional about being positive and pouring into others as much as I can because you never know the rippling effect that that positivity can have in that person's life. It could save somebody's life.
Now, I'm not a proponent of jumping in the water with them. Some people, you can't jump in the water with them. You could throw them a life raft, throw them a vest. My job on this earth, as much as I can, part of my job is to throw as many vests as I can, where I see fit with the time that I have here. Imagine if we all did that because if they're hurting, there's other people out there that are hurting. If you're hurting, there's somebody else that's out there that's hurting. If you're doing well, there's somebody else out there that is doing well. Imagine if you're doing well and you tap into somebody that's hurting, and then that person feels better, then they tap into somebody that's hurting and then they make that person feel better or give that person what they need to keep themselves accountable for feeling better. But it's such a challenge because it's so easy to tap into the opposite.
You ever had that friend where you're going through an experience that might be seemingly negative and all they can do is focus on the negative and keep you churning and thinking and going down that path of negativity. Yeah, forget them. Go over there and do this and do that. All of that negativity. That also has a crippling effect because we only have so much emotional capacity. When you're filling your cup with negative emotions, those emotions spill over into other areas of your life. We all have that cup that fills up with negativity, so stop it.
All of us are human. We all have those times where we entertain things that we aren't even supposed to be entertaining. You got to empty your cup and as you're emptying your cup, you're going to have those people that say, no, no, no, keep a little bit of that in there. No. Empty that negativity out, throw that in the trash because the forgiveness and the positive things and leaning into those things and being conscious and intentional about those things is what's going to allow you to refill your cup with the things that are supposed to be there, the more positive things.
I said it before, life is full of ups and downs. Nobody has a perfect life, but it's up to you. You have the opportunity to impact other people and help their life to become a little bit easier just by tapping into the light that you have within you and sharing that with them so that they can share it with somebody else. You can save somebody's life. Peace.