It’s raining positivity!

It is raining today in Austin, Texas where our headquarters is located. It is raining in July in Texas! We must be thankful for days like this because we don’t get many. In July in Texas we are always conserving water because of our lack of rain. People are usually complaining that it is too hot.

But today, we have rain! Sadly though, there are just as many people complaining about the rain as there are people usually complaining about the heat or about the lack of rain. Seeing complaints about rain reminds me that some people just need to complain. Some people are just negative. If you need to be reminded of the negativity in our country, just turn on the news or better yet check out your Facebook news feed! It is filled with negative thoughts from people who seem to have nothing better to do than bring others down.

Effective leaders produce positive thoughts and emotions. They don’t complain about the rain in Texas in July. They embrace it! They thank God for this amazing blessing. If it was raining this morning when you woke up, what did you think? If it was negative, perhaps it is time for an attitude adjustment. What was the last thing you posted on Facebook? Was it a complaint? If so, why not see what happens when you only post positive things? 

Negativity is a habit. It is a behavior that you may have developed over a long period of time. Maybe your parents spoke with negativity. Maybe you have had a lot of “yeabuts” in your life. Now is the time to change that behavior. Remember that you do not think your way to new behavior. You BEHAVE your way to new thinking. If you want to be a positive leader who makes a difference, you must take action. You must make a change.

Positive leadership can change the world, but we must be the change we want to see. So next time you go to complain about something on Facebook or next time you don’t thank God for the rain, stop and change that negative behavior! I look forward to a new Facebook. I look forward to a world full of sunshine, even when it is raining!

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