Welcome to PositLive! Life is not perfect. It’s full of challenges and difficulties. You’re probably thinking, isn’t this supposed to be uplifting? Why all the negativity? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Accepting those statements and not being in denial of them is ironically the first step to being uplifted. So go back and reread them, and let them sink in. Just think, have you ever met someone who says they’ve never been through a hard time, had a disappointment, loss, or mishap? They’ve never been told “no”, been rejected, or felt any concern, worry, distress, or sadness? If you have, that person is both lying to you and themself.
But know this, if you do happen to spot that unicorn who’s never faced adversity, they should be pitied not envied. The truth is, life can be full of challenges and difficulties. However, it is those things that cultivate strength, wisdom, understanding, resilience, and perspective.
Unfortunately, there is also a flip side, which is that they can also bring on hopelessness, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. These emotions can come suddenly; but more often, they build up over time without us realizing it.
Again, welcome to PositLive! Let’s redirect our challenges and difficulties away from hopelessness but toward wisdom and perspective. Let’s find beauty in the imperfections, hope in trials, and more in less. Finally, let’s nourish the interconnected life-building cornerstones that are our mind, body, soul, and relationships–PositLive’s four key pillars. Whether you are at rock bottom or on cloud nine, this is for you, because we can all do more to positlive.
Positlive: [pɒzɪtlɪv] v. 1. To live life with positivity.