I don't know about you, but I am so tired of all the negative people. They are everywhere...family, friends, co-workers, neighbors...everywhere. And as I've mentioned before, the reality TV shows are so negative. There's Bad Girls Club, Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious. In all of these reality TV shows, the girls (and guys) are so angry and bitter and negative. Not once, when watching one of these shows, have I seen these girls (or guys) encourage each other or be positive. And what kind of influence does this have on our tweens and teens...not a very good one.
Best selling author, Jon Gordon, is passionate about encouraging positive thinking. He created THE POSITIVE PLEDGE below, because "Being Positive not only makes you better, it makes everyone around you better."
The Positive Pledge
· I pledge to be a positive person and positive influence on
my family, friends, co-workers and community.
· I promise to be positively contagious and share more
smiles, laughter, encouragement and joy with those around
me.· I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity.
· When I am surrounded by pessimism I will choose
optimism.· When I feel fear I will choose faith.
· When I want to hate I will choose love.
· When I want to be bitter I will choose to get better.
· When I experience a challenge I will look for opportunity to
learn and grow.· When faced with adversity I will find strength.
· When I experience a set-back I will be resilient.
· When I meet failure I will fail forward towards future
success.· With vision, hope, and faith, I will never give up and will
always move forward towards my destiny.· I believe my best days are ahead of me, not behind me.
· I believe I'm here for a reason and my purpose is greater
than my challenges.· I believe that being positive not only makes me better, it
makes everyone around me better.· So today and every day I will be positive and strive to make
a positive impact on the world.
So tell me, will you go to http://www.thepositivepledge.com/ and sign the pledge to be positive? Which of these sixteen points will be the hardest for you to uphold?