Pos­i­tiv­ity: It’s a life changer

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Dr. Cheyn Gun­ner­son

thingI ev­ery­thingBut­full Evening whether­have, rightof one those seem­sups and thingsyou have thin­gand who goes un­lessto ever them, downs.I’vego aren’tlook right, you right won­deredlearned be­cause­like turn­ing Every­on­eare then for ev­ery­thing­some­oneyou someis it’s why­out that has havenot peo­ple?just every-where­life them. aboutis too.go- theis way ap­proachgo Howthe you way you wantedand you ap­proach at­ti­tude want­edthem prob­lem­swhento. them It’s to. things about­can make don’t your all go­ing­nity. theI through­know dif­fer­en­ceit’s is nota in prob­le­mal­ways whether easy.or whatan Trust op­portu-you me,are I’vea fa­ther, been I’ve there. had As mya busi­ness­fair share ownerof chal- and lenges, from grow­ing my own business to rais­ing a fam­ily of five chil­dren. But I’ve learned that if I ap­proach prob­lems with a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and think of them as op- por­tu­ni­ties for growth, then the prob­lems don’t seem to be as big as I think they are. The more we dwell neg­a­tively on a prob- lem, the big­ger it gets and the more prob- lems we seem to have, the more things we find go­ing wrong in­stead of right, and the more over­whelm­ing life seems to be­come. But the more we look at the pos­i­tives and learn from the ex­pe­ri­ence and think of ev- ery prob­lem as an op­por­tu­nity for growth, the smaller the prob­lem ac­tu­ally be­comes. At­ti­tude isn’t ev­ery­thing, but it is the dif­fer­ence-maker be­tween suc­cess and fail­ure. When we de­velop a pos­i­tive view of prob­lems, we want to be around oth- ers with the same at­ti­tude. Look around you; it’s easy to get caught up in the neg- ativ­ity game. You know what I’m talk­ing about: that game where you get to­gether with friends and com­pete to see who has the big­gest prob­lems. If you have found your­self caught up in that game, then to- day is the day to change. Start look­ing for the pos­i­tive and you’ll find you don’t want to play the nega­tive game any­more. You’ll find that there are so many good things in your life. It will be a life-changer. Look for the pos­i­tive and be­fore you know it, you’ll start to see it ev­ery­where. You may even be sur­prised when the next prob­lem comes your way that it’s not a prob­lem but an op­por­tu­nity. Dr. Cheyn Gun­ner­son has been prac- tic­ing den­tistry for 20 years at Gun­ner­son Den­tal in Payson. He is also a cer­ti­fied speaker, men­tor and life coach with the John Maxwell Team.

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