Staying Positive

Recently I was texting my mom about a situation that didn’t turn out as I had planned. She expressed her disappointment in her reply and I answered back saying, “I’m staying positive and having patience. That’s my calling in this life LOL!” Her reply was awesome and filled with the wisdom I’ve come to expect from her: “That’s good. It will come in God’s time, not ours.”

After I reread the texts I began to realize how true the responses really are. For over 20 years now I’ve been working on my attitude trying to keep it positive. It’s amazing how difficult it is. If you listen to my training calls every other Thursday morning at 9 a.m., you know that I teach what I still struggle with and this is certainly still an area of struggle.

If you asked anyone that I associate with they would probably tell you that I’m one of the most positive people they know. While that’s true, what they don’t realize is that I have to work very, very hard at it. I do that by having daily prayer time, reading good books, watch who I spend my time with, listen to a lot of self talk and positive information, turn off the TV and really try and learn about the mind.

The other thing I do is try and eat healthy, exercise and drink the right kind of water. Proper hydration is so important for the brain because the brain is 80% water and clear thinking, depression, tiredness and a host of other things can affect your brain processes if you don’t drink enough of the right kind of water with nothing added to it.

All these things help me stay positive. But even though I practice these things, sometimes life doesn’t go as expected. That’s what happened in this little situation I was texting my mom about. And her response reminded me that no matter what we do to keep ourselves healthy, positive, in tune and on top, we have to include God in the equation. It really is about his timing and not ours. There’s a Bigger Force in charge and the quicker we realize that the better off we’ll be.

Have you noticed that you’re not in charge? Comment below, share you’re experiences and join in the conversation!


About Rich Vosler

I was in the mortgage business for 18 years. One of the roles I really enjoyed there was a coach. I also had my own coach for 4 years and when my company restructured I decided to start my own business as a Certified Life Coach. That was in 2006. Since then I've added Wellness Coach to my resume. I'm also a single father raising 9 children. My wife passed away in 2005 after a short battle with cancer.
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