In the face of adversity, staying positive is no small task. The default reaction is to turn cynical. To shun the new ideas. To cling to what we already know and what’s comfortable. We retreat back to where we feel safe – where the outcomes are more certain and where we don’t feel judged.
Being positive requires putting yourself on a limb. It means putting yourself at risk of being wrong again.
When you are struggling, being around a cynic doesn’t help. You need the positive vibes to get you back up and going again.
Being positive takes courage, but it’s the path we all prefer. Let’s build each other up – not vice versa. Life is already hard enough without us adding to each others struggles. We are in this together.