What being positive actually means?

What being positive actually means?

Positivity!
 
What exactly is positivity?
 
Is it just thinking good thoughts or is it something more?
 
We think of a lot of things the whole day,
 
But how to distinguish?
 
Do you know…!
 
Our thoughts play a major role in shaping our lifestyle,
 
And hence, thinking and feeling good is important, but the more important thing is thinking right.
 
If I give you an example:-
You want to climb a mountain and presently you are sitting at the bottom, you are completely motivated and positive, but what you are thinking is “I am a good person” “I am beautiful” “I am talented and it doesn’t matter what people think”.
 
These are positive thoughts, right!
 
But of what use? They aren’t helping you or motivating you enough to climb a mountain.
 
What to do then? How to achieve our goals?
 
Let’s read and divert our thoughts in the right direction……….
 
 
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One day, out of nowhere, I got a thought that I should launch a podcast.
 
Now, it seemed a really good idea and a fun and productive way to spend time.
 
I went to my room and started digging my books and other stuff to get some idea on where to start.
 
I didn’t have a lot of books and so I looked in my cupboard to see if I have anything that would contribute to a podcast.
 
Only things I saw in there, were my clothes and a few things from my school days (notes and stuff).
 
I sat back on the bed, contemplating about the possibilities of me successfully launching a podcast.
 
I kept staring at my cupboard absent mindedly and then got up and started looking through my school stuff.
 
There I found some study notes, pictures of few of my friends, my schedule and book which me and my friends used to keep for fun.
 
In that book I found variety of jokes and conversations that made me nostalgic.
 
I sat there reading the book and reliving my memories, it felt good.
 
After I finished, I came up with the idea to start the podcast with my friends and we could start with the things in that book.
 
I took my phone and called them right away.
 
The conversations were long as we haven’t spoken in days, I asked them to meet up and talk, two of them agreed and we decided to get together the next day.
 
I was now very excited and motivated about my podcast. I knew deep down that it would be great.
 
I kept thinking about ‘how I was going to launch it’ ‘and where’ ‘how it should sound’ ‘how it should portray’ and so many things.
 
I got so lost in my thoughts that they now said ‘I can do it’ ‘I can do anything’ ‘I can make people believe me’.
 
And after a few hours these thoughts grew strong and said ‘I am very motivated person’ ‘I have very good friends’ ‘how lucky I am’.
 
Just like that, I flew in the direction of my thoughts, wherever they led. But then I was far too deep in them.
 
At night, I slept overthinking about everything. All the good things though, just positivity.
 
It’s strange how effective thoughts can be.
 
The next day, I was excited, I had a good feeling about the rest of my day. A positive feeling, more precisely.
 
I got ready as soon as I could and sat on the sofa waiting for my friends, as they were to come to my home.
 
It was very soon though, so I picked up something to read until they arrive.
 
I found an article on self development in the newspaper and started reading it.
 
What an article it was! Reading something like this truly changes the way you look at things as well as yourself.
 
One can develop certain habits and discipline themselves to make their way to growth.
 
And if I talk about me, I am always an enthusiast of learning and self development.
 
And thus, after reading that article I thought, why not make a schedule and keep track of the time I spend on the activities of the day.
 
As soon as I had the thought, I got up immediately to ink my routine and manage it in a productive way.
 
I listed out all the things I do and should be doing, then separated them according to importance and priorities.
 
Everything on that paper was looking good and it motivated me, but then I thought there should be some time to rest too, so I remade it.
 
But yet, I was forgetting the one most important thing which I put a lot of thought into and that was the podcast.
 
I realized, it was missing from the list when my friends arrived. Though I have put some effort in that I simply crushed it and threw it away because it wasn’t good enough.
 
Then I sat with my friends to chat and discuss about our new project together.
 
It was as though we were in school again, everyone was talking excitedly about us doing something like this together and they praised me for an idea like this.
 
I was sitting there, taking the appreciation and gloating with joy. I was so happy, so grateful.
 
‘I have great friends’, ‘I am able to do great’, ‘I am so lucky’, I thought.
 
After a day of brainstorming over various ideas, at last we came up with ‘friendship’ and ‘crazy puns’. Combining both of them would be a good start.
 
I slept well that night, and I started my morning feeling grateful and energetic.
 
After I freshened up, the first thing I looked for was my journal which I kept in school. It was very childish, I know.
 
As I started reading it, I was overwhelmed as well as laughing hard. I have mentioned such tiny details which were both cute and funny.
 
My friends arrived at noon and I showed them that journal and as expected they chuckled the whole time.
 
They both had something to show me too, the things we used to collect together, some pictures and our favorite games.
 
Now that I look back at those times I feel like we were such nerds and as we grew, it became so important to be cool that we lost our creative side.
 
But everything aside now, I had to focus on the present, what I am doing and what will matter in future.
 
I had now became the ‘good vibes only’ kind of person and I liked it that way.
 
We recorded a few clips, some of them only had our laughs, and the voices weren’t clear in some other and so on.
 
We couldn’t help ourselves while recording, it was like a guffaw in my room.
 
Even though we didn’t have one good clip, we enjoyed a lot. I was happy that my friends were in it with me.
 
After a short break and a quality conversation, we did a more sincere attempt at the recording and hence came up with at least one good clip.
 
It was late and so we decided to listen and edit it the next day and they left.
 
The following day when we met and listened to the clip, it was good but we decided we could do better and so we recorded again.
 
This time it was much better than the last so we finalized it and finished editing out first recording for the podcast.
 
Though it was complete and good, we decided to post it after we had completed a few more clips to maintain a posting streak.
 
It went on for a several days, some of the clips we liked, some of them we didn’t. We were recording but not posting still.
 
All of us were enjoying the company and the work and no one complained.
 
We knew deep down, that it was going to be great. That we will get good reviews on the things we said about friendship and also some laughter for the puns we made.
 
Now, because we were not posting one of us got tired and decided to drop out.
 
It left us in a dilemma, it was not a good sign, what to do now?
 
I proposed to convince and bring our friend back and the other one agreed with me.
 
I was determined and rather affirmative to tackle everything that came in my way.
 
But alas, we weren’t able to persuade our dear friend and the other one decided to quit too.
 
I was now once again left alone and on square one. Why did that happened?
 
I never once had a bad thought about anything that went on around me, I never thought to quit, but still everything fell apart.
 
I was devastated, maybe a little angry, but nothing was in my control and so I just relaxed and took deep breaths.
 
Years later, I became very good and successful at the podcast I launched single-handedly.
 
How?
 
I discovered a secret.
 
“Just thinking good things doesn’t help. The right thoughts and the work you put in, is what really matters. Even those good thoughts which do not push you to work for what you want to achieve are ultimately a distraction.”
 
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Conclusion
  • You become, what you think and thus positivity in life is crucial.
  • Diverting your thoughts towards your goal is the most important and hardest thing, learn it
  • If you can imagine and believe it, you’re already half way there.
  • Motivate yourself enough to strive and achieve your goals.
  • Be in the lane of your goals and you’ve got success waiting for you.
HI there!
 
How are you today?
 
I hope the answer is “One step ahead from where I was yesterday.”
 
Keep thriving guys, and keep reading.
 
I’ll see you next Sunday.

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