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What is the best way to develop a positive attitude?

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  • Well, there can be alot of ways: 1) watching something that makes you laugh 2) read something and make jokes about it 3) Do a parody song about it 4) try to laugh at things that are negative.
  • Quit complaining all the time.
  • Eliminate all the THINGS and PEOPLE that demand my facepalm action!!!
  • First avoid negitive people. They can bring you down. I've worked with a few and it makes it hard to get through the day. 
    When I wake up I decide to be happy. Remind yourself to look for the positive side of life and that's what you'll see.  If you're broke, look for ways to earn money. If you have work to do,  find way's to make it fun.  Look for solutions, don't sit and complain.  Always remember, life wasn't meant to be easy, challenges are learning experiences, ways to grow and become stronger so you can achieve greater goals. Over coming challenges can be fun, like winning a hard game, it feels so good! :)
    Create goals and work towards them. Always have a new goal waiting so you always have things to look forward to.   Help others create and achieve their goals and if things go wrong, take a few to relax and re-group then get back up and try again, Never give up! Tell yourself daily " I can do it!" 

  • I find this topic fairly appropriate, considering what's happened in my life recently. I was in an accident by no fault of my own, and now my car is completely destroyed. I'll be getting a check from the insurance company for what they'll consider to be an appropriate amount, but I'll probably still have to pay a little out of pocket to buy a decent car.

    Here's my sad, sad car

    It was a 2002 Honda Accord, and although my family's had it for 10 years, it only had 58,000 miles on it. It was in great condition, and my dad thought it had at least another 10 good years in it.

    So is there a way to take this situation and be optimistic? Of course!
    Where do I begin?

    When I posted some of these pics on facebook, the biggest reaction I got from people is "are you okay" and "wow I'm glad you're okay". I'm glad too. But I never realized it could've been a lot worse. It was 9 AM when the accident occurred. If the roads had been busier, I might've been pushed into oncoming traffic. And then I could've been injured. Instead, I was simply rear-ended. I didn't feel more than a jerk; it reminded me of being on a rollercoaster. No whiplash, no hitting my head or body on anything. I'm incredibly lucky.

    Now, let me get to some "benefits" of having to get a new car. Although I might have to pay a little out of pocket, I'll be able to get a newer, nicer car. There were a few things my car lacked, like automatic locking and windows. I'd really appreciate a car where I can lock and unlock all the doors at the click of a button. Also, my car lacked an auxillary port to hook my iPod to. Perhaps I'll even be able to install one of those things so I can start my car from far away in the winter. Also, a newer car would have a nicer interior. Yeah, my car was a simple, humble vehicle. I could perhaps have something a little fancier. We'll see.

    Anyway, to get back to the original question "what is the best way to develop a positive attitude", in this case, give it time. My immediate thought when I stepped out of my car that gloomy morning was "eff my life". It wasn't until today that I realized how fortunate I truly am for things happening the way they did. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. And even if I could go back in time and prevent this from happening, I believe that I was "due" for some type of accident anyway. If this hadn't happened, something else might've, and it could've been worse. I could've been injured. Or it could've been an accident where I was at fault. But like I said, I was probably due for something to come and shake up my life. Every now and again, something happens and it makes us appreciate tomorrow more than we did yesterday.

    Well, I think that's a good line to finish on.

  • The best way to develop a positive attitude is to say fuck you once a day to a complete stranger. Even if it's only in your head... it helps.
  • There is no way to develop it you have to learn to think about those around you, and realize when things happen they can get better maybe not straight away but they can and will you can't give up when things get hard because if you do you can't always find yourself. 
  • To be honest, it takes a long time to develop an ability to create a positive attitude out of thin air, and it depends on the person... To me it does vary day to day. Sometimes I think about things that make me smile and think that this is what life is about (well mostly, that's what it really takes), but I must also think about all of the things that are worse in life and realize that what might be bad in mine isn't so bad afterall. then I think of things I could do to turn things around... =]
  • take pills
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