“The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar
Grateful people are successful. Why? Because they are always looking for the upside, the winning way, and the possibilities. Zig Ziglar was one of the most positive people who every lived…and he was highly successful and taught others to follow that plan. I am a huge fan of Zig.
What is a key to success to anyone starting out in business, starting a new job, or new career?
Seek out others who have succeeded in that arena.
Seek out others who are positive people. Avoid those that will drone on and on about what doesn’t work and how hard it is and how to failure is so sure… It sounds like a no brainer but it may actually be challenging to find positive voices.
Our natural tendency is to remember the bad things that happened in our day. Do you remember the one rude guy who cut you off in traffic or the 1,000 of guys who drove nicely next to you? When you recall your day do positive or negative experience stand out in your mind?
We of course know that no matter what you do, there will be good days, even great days of success, mixed with downer days. Practice viewing challenges as opportunities…not obstacles to your success. When we surround ourselves with others who stay positive, we are much more likely to stay positive.
Have you noticed every morning the news reports how many new cases of Coronavirus popped up? I have heard very few reports about the 96% recovery rate. I have heard few reports on how incredibly unlikely it is that you will contract the disease (like .0008% chance).
It is a serious disease that I certainly don’t want to get, but I’m not living in fear…I am going on with my school, encouraging students and graduates towards success. I will stay positive through this.
Stay safe, stay positive and hang out with others who encourage positivity.