“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~Helen Keller
No matteStay Positiver what you’re doing in life everything is better with a positive attitude. Years ago one of my mentors gave me this quote from Max Planck the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, “When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change”. That was the ah-ha moment in my life up to that point. That one simple quote changed my life for the better, forever. I determined to look for the best in every job, person and situation and in doing so; I began to find the lessons in my life to be positive and life changing. I no longer look back and I look forward to each and every day.
In the movie Gumball Rally, Raul Julia, as the driver of the Ferrari team, says,“And now my friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving. [Raul rips off his rear-view mirror and throws it out of the car] What’s-a behind me is not important.”
The reason I love this quote is because to me it is the essence of positive thinking. Positivity is the power to look ahead without judgment and to leave the baggage of the past behind us, going forward with enthusiasm and renewed effort. It’s not what we have done in the past but what we can and will do in the future. Anthony Robbins also says it very eloquently when he says, “The future does not equal the past, unless you live there”.
Moving forward and taking a positive attitude into everything you do will allow you to grow in ways that you never thought possible. It has been said thousands of times in thousands of ways but it all comes down to YOUR execution. Keep your focus on what is ahead and just be positive!