In adopting a positive mindset sometimes we forget it requires practice, effort and discomfort. We expect it to just happen, hold and help. But we aren’t born with a mindset of abundance through cooperation, despite sociologists consistently proving it to be the most successful form of behavior.
Acquiring and sustaining positive attitude demands that you apply it repeatedly against uncomfortable resistance both internal and external. Not with feigned politeness, as being nice isn’t being kind, but with compassionate candor about the ultimate goal of mutual benefit.
When you feel resistance from inside you or outside from others, don’t give up. Keep going, for at those moments you need it most.
You may feel like the only one trying to remain positive. That simply means you’re the one everyone needs to keep trying. And you may be surprised that your example of commitment to practice, endurance of effort and acceptance of discomfort, transforms a snowball into an avalanche.