I wrote this post a few months ago...but when I found out about and was invited to join the The Optimist Group on AR, I just knew I had to repost it. And, yes, for those of you reading out there, I do have a thing for George Clooney. Like Carrie said on Sex & the City, 'Clooney. He never goes out of style.' I hope all of you non-optimists get something out of this too! It doesn't tell you how to blog or market directly, but it does offer a way to move headstrong and happy through this world - something vital to everyone in business!!!
Yes, I’m about to get all kinds of philosophical on you right now.
As the economy crashes and wars are waged, it would be so very easy for me to slide into a deep, dark depression. To envision my world, my freelance business and my family crumbling into nothing.
But, I’m not like that. I refuse to be. I don’t think there’s anything more important right now than having a positive attitude. Seriously, how would my misery contribute to the world’s desperate need for support, positivity and goodness? HOW?
So, I’ve made a commitment to stay positive. This is a very difficult task. I realize that I can’t possibly keep any negative thoughts from entering my brain, I mean really. But what I can do, is this: every time I feel negative or sound negative, I can think of something that always, eternally, unequivocally makes me feel good. But what, who?
It’s George Clooney. He’s my happy button.
He’s beautiful, he’s charitable, he’s rich, he’s funny, when he looks at me (albeit from the movie screen) I turn to mush, I hear he’s a good person.
I’ve asked my family and friends to keep me in check (support is good, do not attempt this alone). So if they see me looking gloomy or hear me being negative, they have full permission to ‘George Clooney’ me. Which means they simply say, 'George Clooney' to me.
It’s working. I’m feeling good, things are going well. Didn’t someone famous say, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Oh, right, it was Ghandi. That’s what I’m doing…with George Clooney.
How are you surviving? Do you have a happy button (and let’s keep it clean people)? I can’t wait to hear what or who, how and why…