Welcome to another installment of the Carnival of Positive Thinking! This week I had an interesting thing happen to me. On one of my other blogs, I promoted a product and had a fellow blogger call me out. Not sure what his problem was, as I tried to tweet back explaining my reasoning. No matter what I said, it wasn’t good enough for this person. He just kept coming at me with more negativity.
After some back and forth, I decided to check out his blog and noticed that he promotes the same product he called me out for promoting. After I bought this to his attention, he again came up with an excuse as to why it was OK for him to promote, but not for me. At that point, I knew what was going on. This conversation was never going to end. There was nothing good that was going to come out of it for me and honestly, talking with him was a waste of my time.
We all encounter people that for some reason or another have issue with something we do or say. Many times, a basic conversation with that person will clear things up and you can both carry one. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for everyone. Sometimes in life you have to pick your battles. This one for me, wasn’t worth my time. I have better things to do than run around in circles with someone, so I ignored him. Don’t let others control you. Choose to engage with them or not.
Here are this weeks entries into the Carnival of Positive Thinking. Be sure to check out this link for more information about the carnival and how to submit your posts.
Attish presents You Are Good Enough « 9to5faith.com posted at Attish Kanhai saying Do you think you are good enough? Do you think your life today is remarkable? Are you thankful for who you are? For your gifts? Your talents? Your perspectives? Your thoughts? Or are you too busy trying to reach for that brass ring?
emilynolin presents Having A Shitty Week? posted at Emily Nolin saying this week, it sort of felt like life handed me a shit sandwich. I’ve never actually used that phrase before, but it kept coming to mind, so I figured I’d use it. Not sure I like it, but… It’s certainly descriptive. I guess you could call it a turd burger, but… well, it just doesn’t have the same… bite. No pun intended.
UB Hawthorn presents Changing our vocabulary to avoid judgment and stereotypes posted at The Mindful Word saying make a good first impression. Like a mantra this thought gets chiselled into our minds from a young age. So when we don’t land the job, don’t seal the deal or don’t get the date, so often we blame it on making a bad first impression.
Jana presents One Necessary Ingredient to Consciously Creating Your Ideal Life posted at Wisdom Ink saying ahhh contentment. It is the turning point on the emotional scale where right below it is boredom and right above it is hopefulness. And while there is nothing wrong with feeling contented, or bored, or even angry for that matter, there is one necessary ingredient for conscious creation that many people miss, and that ingredient is excitement.
Joe presents Six Common Reasons People Give-up on their Goals (Plus What to do About it) posted at Shake Off The Grind saying why do people give up on goals? Why have you given up on goals? It certainly isn’t rocket science. People usually give-up when it gets too hard or take too long. We fail a few too many times and respond by giving-up.
Hi, my name is Don and I run Breath of Optimism. This site is here to help you stay positive and become the best you can be. We only get one shot at life, so we might as well make the most of it.