Just the other day at work, a perplexed colleague asked, "How do you stay so upbeat and positive amidst all the chaos? We're short-staffed, and you're shouldering most of the burden!" My secret? A little game I play, which, as I animatedly described, pulled in curious onlookers from around the office. Intrigued? Let me spill the beans.
Think of it as navigating with a "Negative Energy Shield," charged, ready, and waiting to spring into action. It's like having an automatic defense mechanism programmed to identify and fend off negative energy. There are sneak attacks, of course, ones I haven't recognized yet, but once I do, I prepare myself to combat the threat. It's a mental chess game that lasts all day, every day.
For every positive action I make, I notch up my "positive momentum points," strengthening my energy shield. The goal is simple – turn every negative into a positive. No longer a threat, my shield doesn't need to rise against it. This game forces me to adopt a positive outlook, fueling my momentum forward.
Each goal set is a potential negative hit to dodge. The only time I can feel down is if I don't learn from these 'attacks.' The mantra is straightforward: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." I won't let any negative event hit me twice. I neutralize the threat and harness it to my advantage.
The real game-changer? Perception. If you perceive an event as negative, it will be. Flip the coin, perceive it as positive, and voila, it morphs into positivity.
Consider a peculiar dream I was told about recently. I, your Swagger Coach, was in a Maserati, while the dreamer was starving. The dream was spun to portray me as selfish, but all I saw was a Maserati – an emblem of positivity. I deciphered 'starving' not as an absolute state but as a relative one. Perhaps they hadn't eaten at that moment, but they might have been returning from an extravagant event, shopping spree, or even their mansion. I inferred the 'starvation' as a mental state - they were famished for the mental stimulation I possessed. This is where the perspective shifts from scarcity to abundance. After all, my joy springs from witnessing others' happiness.
Remember, be unapologetically selfish – your joy can inspire joy in others. "If you can't see your success, change your vantage pointe."