I spotted my first You Are Beautiful sticker on the blue inside lip of a U.S. Mailbox. I opened it to send a bill and was greeted by a small, silver pick-me-up. "You Are Beautiful," the mailbox told me. And I smiled inside.
It's hard to find people who think negativity is a good thing. But if negativity is bad, why is there so much of it? Why is it so popular? There's growing evidence that our interest in negativity isn't just a nasty habit created by media and politicians; it's part of the way our brains work.
A positive view on life is all about nurturing the essences we want active. It's okay for life to hurt, and it's very well when things feel like crap, as long as we take responsibility and course correct when things are not the way we would like them to be.
We need to take the necessary steps to achieve what we want out of life, but it is important not to focus too rigidly on how we expect that outcome to manifest. If we focus on the feeling we want and take inspired action to get what we want out of life, the universe will respond accordingly.
Take a chance and try finding some good even in most situations by just switching the order of events you're retelling to a "bad news, good news" mode. Maybe life won't seem quite as difficult when you frame things that way.
Right now, it is too easy to slip into complaints about the government, the economy, and the prospects for world peace. When you find yourself in yet another discussion about the ills of the world, look for a positive spin.
We tend to fall back on "I was only kidding" if they said something that wasn't particularly well-received, rather than take ownership of what they said. Fact is: even if he was only kidding, what's the point?
Mojo is that positive spirit toward what we're doing that starts on the inside and radiates out. When I think about people who succeed at what they do and how they feel about themselves, I realize they all have mojo.