Jo’s Journal: Seeing the Glass as Half-Full

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Jo’s Journal: Seeing the Glass as Half-Full

Living as a positron, not a negatron

by Joanne Troppello

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

I was listening to a podcast by motivational speaker, David Wood and he was discussing how you can either be a positron or negatron.

Do you see the world as a glass half-empty or glass half-full type of person?

I’ve always been a glass half-full type of person. My husband is more of a glass half-empty person. He’s the realist and I’m the dreamer in our family.

It’s not about looking at the world through rose colored glasses. It’s about having the right perspective—the type that is able to see both the good and the bad, yet remain positive at all costs.

True there will be bad days; especially now while we are dealing with COVID-19 and quarantine life. You can’t be happy all the time and no one expects you to be. Rather, you need to find the balance. Just don’t embrace negativity all the time. That won’t serve you well.

Differences between positrons and negatrons

“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.” — Kamand Kojouri

Negativity only produces nothing in your life other than more misery and a continual stream of pessimism. The people with the negatron attitude think the job can’t be done. They think nothing is possible that seems impossible. They don’t know how to dream and don’t feel comfortable even saying the word visionary, let alone, thinking of becoming one.

If you have a habit of sinking deeper into negativity, you’ll have a more difficult time moving forward towards success. Of course, you need to have a semblance of reality knowing what the facts are.

However, when you can see beyond than your difficulties—towards the light at the end of the tunnel—there is hope for success.

True visionaries are the ones who can overcome all obstacles and know that it will take hard work and discipline to make a difference for the better in their lives. Visionaries can see the end and know how to get there—all the while realizing there will be obstacles to maneuver around.


Are you a positron or a negatron?

You may not believe it now, but your attitude definitely plays a role in how you make it or break when it concerns your future success.

I believe we are all better together.

We are experiencing difficult times right now. However, we will make it through to the other side—hopefully having grown into more emotionally mature adults.

Previously published on Medium.

About the Author

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

Connect with Joanne on Twitter and join in cultivating positivity in your life and sharing it with others by subscribing to the Sunflower Quest Community.

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