Thursday July 26, 2018 #986

“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.”

~Joyce Meyer

When going through a challenging situation, the best way to equip yourself for the battle ahead is to wear the armor of positivity. While a positive attitude does not guarantee your desired outcome, it at least makes it possible if not likely. A negative attitude guarantees you will either suffer further or, even with a successful outcome, you will not be able to enjoy the victory.

The quote’s graphic reference to the pain from sitting on a cactus is an excellent metaphor for negativity. Just because you find yourself in a challenging situation, there is no reason to make it worse by wallowing in negativity. Face your challenges with optimism and positivity and see how quickly you turn the situation into a positive or at least a beneficial learning experience.