The Fine Art Of The POSITIVE SPIN To Make You Unstoppable

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Different WayOften so many remind us to have a positive attitude in life and I think simplistically we think it is about being this la la cheery person all the time. it is actually about a decision in "looking at things" from a different way. When the NEGATIVE creeps into your life and you have your knee jerk reaction to what you feel, and acknowledge those very real NORMAL feelings, then SHIFT and think of this owl picture. This is the NEW YOU. You need to adopt

The Fine Art Of The POSITIVE SPIN To Make You Unstoppable.

So you might ask, "what do you mean by unstoppable?" Well believe it or not what is between your ears, your belief system that you think about all the time IS your reality. To a very large degree you decide in your mind what gets to you and what doesn't, in essence in a very real sense, what STOPS you. If you are stopped you are not moving forward, and to grow we need to move forward. This may sound like a mind game trick you are pulling off on yourself, and I will grant you that, it probably is. So the event happens, you have your normal knee jerk reaction, but then you pause, and AFFECT a POSITIVE SPIN on it. Ask yourself, why is this good? What good could come out of it? If you do this "different way of looking at things" you will no longer be stopped.

Some examples off the top of my head, feel free to share any of your own:

  • You are stuck in heavy traffic and it goes on for miles - Gives you more time to listen to the music on the radio or a CD or pop in a self development program or audio book you have been wanting to listen to. Or perhaps find an alternative route to your destination
  • Your sports team is going to lose this week - you have hope and encouragement that they will learn the lesson from this downfall and be better next week and for the season
  • An annoying person is in your midst with all their negativity - you get to observe up close and personal a bad example of a human being on the planet and vow yourself never to have those characteristics yourself
  • A person disappoints you or hurts you - you get to practice not taking it personally, try as best as you can cause the knee jerk reaction in this situation is very powerful and it's not easy to not absorb the hurt, but REMEMBER it is coming out of THEM. It is THEM, not YOU
  • Standing in a long slow line at the grocery or department store and you think you are cursed with picking the slowest checkout line ever - you meditate with your mind about something pleasant in your life or think of your plans for later in the day, taking your mind away from this boring and seemingly inane situation

Playing mind tricks? Perhaps. But it is an art form of substitution, replacing something negative with something positive.

Put a POSITIVE SPIN on your thoughts and you will become unstoppable!


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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

That negative chatter in our mind can be so annoying--and limiting.  We choose our attitudes and I, for one, prefer to find the positive even when it is well hidden....

Dec 04, 2010 04:07 AM #1
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Positive Vibes, Gary!

My suggestions:   Have a Book or Magazine in hand when going to the Post Office or the Bank.   If the line is long, you can catch up on some reading.   

At the Grocery Store line, instead of looking at the Tabloid Trash or the Half-Dressed Women Magazines, update the settings on your Blackberry or iPhone.

Dec 04, 2010 04:27 AM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Norma: Sometimes coming up with those new positive spin twists I agree we have to be like a detective cause they can be hidden.

Hi Fred: Great tips for those long lines.....

Dec 04, 2010 04:32 AM #3
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

love positive thoughts and the effects we derive from them Gary.  The droid X helps makes some situations very tolerable too.  Lot's to distract me on it!!

Dec 04, 2010 04:56 AM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Gary,

It doesn't take a lot of effort to see a glass half full if we just give it a chance. I see so much road rage lately! Passing and speeding around everyone to all end up at a stop light down the road one in back of each other. One one is doing their speeding act I slow up to get out of there way..when I get to the light right in back of them I can't help but wonder the frustration they feel and make up a story to maybe his wife is having a baby and he needs to get to the hospital or he must be late for his daughter's piano recital or she must be late picking up the kids from basketball keeps the frustration from transferring to me!!

Dec 04, 2010 09:12 AM #5
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

You wear your attitude and only you can make a decision to enjoy the moment or complain, be negative.  No one likes to be around negative people and what a joy it is to be around delightful smiling friends.  Be the one to give a smile away and receive one in return.  Go to bed at night being thankful for your many blessings rather than dwelling on unhappy thoughts.  Positive ... the only way to fully enjoy yourself.

Dec 04, 2010 11:54 AM #6
Elizabeth Arduain
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

Gary, it is between the ears where it all begins.  So true

Dec 04, 2010 04:23 PM #7
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Or, you're standing in a long line at the store and you strike up conversation with those around you.

Dec 05, 2010 05:18 PM #8
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