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Jamaica Gleaner - - WELLI - LIFE­STYLE RE­PORTER

OU CAN­NOT have a pos­i­tive life and a neg­a­tive mind,” noted au­thor, speaker and pres­i­dent of Joyce Meyer Min­istries, Joyce Meyer.

Some­times this is eas­ier said than done, when it comes to main­tain­ing a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, since there are ex­ter­nal el­e­ments that af­fect you daily which you have no con­trol over.

We so­licited the ex­per­tise of mo­ti­va­tional speaker and CEO of Digita Global Mar­ket­ing Lim­ited Ke­mal Brown on how to keep in pos­i­tiv­ity and sift out neg­a­tiv­ity.

Brown notes that main­tain­ing a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude can be af­fected by your ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ment. The ex­ter­nal refers to your friends and as­so­ci­ates, fam­ily mem­bers or peo­ple that you in­ter­act with on a daily ba­sis, as well as the ex­pe­ri­ences within your life which pour ei­ther pos­i­tiv­ity or neg­a­tiv­ity into you. In­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ment refers to your mind.

Ex­ter­nal en­vi­ron­ment

He notes that it is im­por­tant to ask your­self some very im­por­tant ques­tions when it comes to the peo­ple you choose to as­so­ciate with: Do they en­cour­age you? Do they tear you down? Do they de­fend your dreams or at­tempt to crush them? Some­times, neg­a­tive per­sons come un­der the guise of try­ing to keep you from mak­ing a huge mis­take. But they are ac­tu­ally pro­ject­ing their own lim­i­ta­tions on your life.

Brown notes that one also has to con­sider the things that they are al­low­ing into their sys­tem. This in­cludes the spa­ces you visit, the mu­sic you lis­ten to, and even the food you eat – foods carry vi­bra­tions and fre­quen­cies, some be­ing low, some be­ing high, some en­er­gis­ing while oth­ers are de­bil­i­tat­ing. Brown be­lieves that, too of­ten, we are

Jody-Anne Lawrence

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