Paul W. Smith, a local radio personality, likes to add in his daily broadcast, based on an interview from years ago, the phrase “relentless positive mental attitude”. I have used that phrase for decades, simplified by one word, since I sobered up. I just couldn’t put a simple phrase to it until I heard it….
A potent secret to my success is a relentless positive attitude.
Rather than look at things negatively, even when “bad” things happen, I look for ways to add “good” to the situation rather than detract from it. How can I improve things rather than make them worse? This is relentless positive attitude.
This isn’t to say we’re always smiling and chipper – that would be near impossible. On the other hand, the only way I know to be smiling and chipper most of the time is to pursue a positive attitude relentlessly.
I can have happiness or anguish – it’s all how I choose to look at life. Even when life sucks just a little bit.