How Can I Stay Positive And Grow As A Person?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Staying positive is a vital part of life.

There was a time when I constantly felt down- this led to spending a lot of time sulking and over-eating, and this made me feel even worse!

The key to staying positive and growing is to stay strong and always appreciate the brighter side of things.

How to stay positive

No matter how bad things have got in my life, there has always been a way through it.

As I sit here typing this, I think about all the personal problems, the health issues, struggles with previous partners, financial issues, self-esteem... A million and one things that (still) get me down to this day.

But then I always manage to fight through it because I have things that make it all worth while.

For me personally, I have my kids, my faith, my friends, my dogs, and so many other things to be grateful and happy about. Just thinking about all of them puts a smile on my face.

How to be a positive person and grow personally

Sometimes in life, it can be easy to forget just how much we have.

In this case, I would recommend that you think about how things could be a whole lot worse.
This will hopefully make you feel more energized and motivated to face the challenges of your life.

There was a time when I was faced with losing my house because we had fallen behind on our mortgage payments. With two kids to look after, I was facing the idea of becoming homeless.
I won't lie, the situation got me down.

But then I thought about people who had a worse deal: Like all those people who spend hours on a small boat trying to sail over to this country. These are people so desperate, they'd risk their lives just to be in the country I am in now.

How to grow as a person

I would also recommend that you surround yourself with positive and powerful things.

When I first stated going to church, it gave me an instant lift even before I got into the whole faith aspect of things. It made me realize there's this whole worldwide community that I was a part of.
That no matter what happened in my life, I'd always have God, the church, and religion to fall back on!
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Anonymous answered
It helps to surround yourself with the right people, at least until you have a clear view of the world that can't be clouded by others.

Depending on where you are, it may be difficult to branch out and find friends who are tolerant and open-minded, and who know a little about the world.

Just keep looking until you find people who will help you grow. Talk and learn their point of view. They aren't perfect -nobody is- but the more people you learn from, the more you yourself grow.

If you are hanging out with people who sound negative (gossiping, being pessimistic, always complaining about small things like the weather or coworkers, etc.) and who only know their own little box of life (they don't really know that there are tons of people out there with real problems and different ways of dealing with them and still being positive), that's a bad influence on the way you think and act.

Bottom line: It just takes one person to change the way you view the world. What kind of person do you want him or her to be?
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Mark Westbrook answered
Personal growth is about building upon your current successes, beneath I will explore some ways that you can do this through staying positive and building yourself:

Each night before I go to bed, I do a diagnostic that I call 'Reasons to be Cheerful', which is basically writing down ten things which I have to be positive about. No matter what problems or worries you have, it is great to acknowledge the positives. Don't write 'I'm alive' or 'At least I'm not dead', write down ten (or just five or just one!) reason to be positive.

Next, a while before I go to bed, I establish one thing that is difficult, challenging or new that I will do tomorrow, something that I will definitely accomplish. I have one today and I am in the middle of doing it right now- writing this.

Make it possible and make it positive!
Soon you will start seeing yourself as a positive achiever and you are!

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