“At any moment in your life, you have a choice to focus on the pain or open your thinking and look for the good in spite of the bad.”
– Joel Weldon
Would you like a solution? You might ask, “A solution to what?” Actually it is a solution to almost anything that is upsetting, dark, painful or just not good.
You can even make it a game, like Joel Weldon talks about in his talk (video link below)—The Glad Game—How to Find The Glad In Spite of the Bad. His rules for the Glad Game are in this week’s tip. Over and over, you hear me say that seeing the good eventually becomes automatic and changes your life and your level of success in your life and even your business. It’s a matter of focus. The bad or negative things don’t vanish, they just take their seat in the background and slowly fade when we focus on the good in the situation or in the person.
Just like Joel says in his talk, “Life is filled with imperfections, but when you play Joel’s Glad Game and you focus on finding something positive about everything in your life, you will see solutions you never imagined existed before and then the world will never notice the imperfections!” And neither will YOU!
You might even say, “This sounds too Pollyannaish.” It IS!
Here is the dictionary definition of Pollyanna: “An excessively cheerful or optimistic person.” Would you rather be an excessively cynical or pessimistic person? It’s a choice you get to make. Just know that part of living vibrantly is authentic optimism and joyfulness!
So here’s the tip:
Here it is: Joel Weldon’s 2-step rule for The Glad Game:
- When anything bad happens, PAUSE
- Find the good in the bad: Focus on finding the positive things in your life.
Please play this game starting today. Every moment can be a new beginning for you. At any moment in your life, you have a choice to focus on the pain or open your thinking and look for the good in spite of the bad.
Remember: The choice is to Live Vibrantly or to Live Sluggishly and Fearfully
FINAL TIP: Watch Joel’s talk. It will make you laugh while you learn.