What's with positive people?
To answer that, let me ask you a question: If you wanted to learn how to ride a bike, you’d take the steps to learn right?
You’d practice, you’d fall, you’d make mistakes. But those mistakes don’t invalidate the process of you learning how to ride a bike, do they?
It's easier to roll downhill
As a matter of fact, it’s all the falls, scrapes, and the bruises, and the getting back up – and getting back on again – that actually allows you to ultimately achieve the goal of riding a bike.
Now let’s apply that little analogy across to positivity. But before I do, I want to explain that we – as human creatures – tend to lean towards the negative, because it’s ‘easier to roll downhill’.
That’s not to say that our ‘uh-oh’ feelers that we use aren’t valuable, of course they are! They ensure we don’t make mistakes or bad decisions. However, if we follow that negativity too far down the rabbit hole, we end up working against ourselves.
We never get back off the ground. We never shake off the mistakes and learn how to ride that bike. It’s when we follow those negative thoughts down the rabbit hole that we find that we can’t evolve into who we’re truly meant to be. We can’t learn from our mistakes because we’re too busy being fearful, we’re too busy with the scarcity mentality, we’re too busy being jealous of others.
So if you find yourself in that rabbit warren of negativity, things just aren’t working out – over and over again – or bad things seem to always happen to you. Or you can’t clearly see the path you’re meant to go or just can’t seem to get to that vision in your dreams…
Positivity is like riding a bike
I’m going to ask you a question… If you wanted to learn how to ride a bike, then fell off, would you just top? Or would you try again?
You’d try again – of course!
So, positivity is like riding a bike! If you fall off, you just have to get back on again. And keep practicing.
I want to be clear though, being positive – and practicing being positive – isn’t about lying to yourself. It’s not about ‘pretending’ there isn’t something really horrible just around the corner. It’s about acknowledging – ‘Yes, I know – I fell off the bike. I made a mistake, I bumped my knee” but then saying, “You know what, I’m going to learn from it, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to take another way. I’m going to get back up on my bike and try again”
So to answer the question, “Are positive people just fooling themselves?” My answer is a big, resounding – no.
The positive people of this world are not fooling themselves, they’re not lying to themselves. What are they doing? They’re just getting back up on that bike again, because they know if they don’t – they’ll never be able to learn so they can ultimately ride to their freedom.
One last time – are you willing to get back up and get on that bike again?
No matter where you are in this world, I hope you keep moving forward so you can shine that light I know is within you. #biglove