I was at the NYC Abilities Expo 3 weeks ago. What a wonderful show. Very educational exhibits and a conference hall full of attendees finding alternative ways of things.
The positivity in that conference hall was very, very powerful. That got me to thinking and brings me to this month’s topic. What if the script is flipped? I’m sure everyone knows someone who no matter what the circumstances always has a negative attitude. This is something I see from time to time in the disabled community. People who no matter what can’t help but think that they were dealt a bad hand. Are you that person? Maybe just a little?
I have written in TWN before about the issue of hanging on to negativity and the fact that it will keep you from moving forward. Remember, often you have no control over what happens to you, you have 100% control over how you react to what has happened to you. In order to move forward you must get rid of and not dwell on the negativity.
I am going to practice what I preach. I have an old friend who I haven’t spoken to in many years. I used to work with him and eventually he became my supervisor. He was cool to hang with outside the office, but tough to work under. Things between us didn’t end well and I was bitter for a long time. I wound up quitting, but all things happen for a reason. Without those past experiences I wouldn’t have what I have the life I have now. Instead of being bitter I should say thank you.
I am going to reach out to my old friend. I don’t know if anything is going to come of it, maybe nothing at all as far as a friendship is concerned, but I am going to get rid of that negativity. I am going to grow today. I am going to move forward like those attendees at Abilities Expo.
It is my hope that this tip will you on top of the world too.
Three things before I go. I have a new opportunity that I am super excited about. I have been recently made an ongoing contributor for the online version of Disabled Magazine. The link to my first article is below.
Jim Lynch is an industry leader born with Cerebral Palsy. He is a motivational and inspirational speaker capable of speaking on a variety topics, but he specializes in topics relating to personal and professional enrichment and training. He is successful entrepreneur, former Olympic Trials participant, husband and father of two. If you would like him to present a story of motivation and inspiration to your group which will lead to increased productivity, please don’t hesitate contacting him. Remember, NEVER BE SATISFIED!
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