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Positivity Myth 3

MYTH:

Positivity depends on how I feel.

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REALITY:

While emotions are a force to be reckoned with and they can at times enhance what we do, we cannot allow ourselves the luxury of waiting around for the right feeling(s) to arrive before we choose the right attitude and pursue the right performance for the right outcomes. Positivity is a chosen mind-set, and is not dependent upon how you feel. Emotions are real data, but they are not a plan of action. They are fickle and feckless; untrustworthy and unpredictable and can change on a whim. Most of the time (because negative emotions run rampant and are most prevalent), emotions must be controlled in the process of choosing Positivity. Positivity is a pursuit of the best, and in that pursuit, the right emotions will track and help move us past our previous constraints… positively.