“Positive thinking works only if,
like bathing, it is practiced daily.”
This is the exact kind of thing many of us need to keep in mind. I really do love getting on my positive kicks in life, but I have found that over the years, they really do seem to dissipate just as quickly as they came. I have received the criticism lately that positive thinking is great and all, but it will not be consistent and can’t be kept up with. I happen to agree with the concept that it can’t always naturally just be there. A good observation and I do appreciate the criticism I receive and take it all into consideration and under thought. Hence the quote referenced above- “Positive thinking works only if, like bathing, is practiced daily.”
If I do not take a few moments every few days to sit and reflect, I start to lose the steam. I have come to realize that it is a daily practice. It is difficult to find the time some days- as we all seem so busy. Being positive is just like anything else in life. If we want it- we have to work for it. It’s like going to the gym and working out once or twice, and not getting the results we wanted. And then we say oh yea I tried that didn’t really work….(cause you didn’t really work at it). To have a fit body you have to work out regularly, just as if you want a positive outlook, you have to work on that regularly as well.
In the old days, if you wanted to enjoy a tune of music, you had to wind up the old victrola. It lasted a while and played a few tunes, but then it needed to be would up again for the next round. The same applies for a positive attitude. Maintenance is the key.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with positve enegy and great amounts of productivity! Make each moment count and be thankful for every minute!