Think Different and Overcome Negativity

When I posted Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture video back in September, I watched it again and again and was amazed at how much courage this man has, how fearless he is and how happy he was, despite the fact he knew his world was coming to end, Literally!!  Now look at another clip “The lecture revisited”:


Here is another clip that is very inspiring and makes you think a little differently about your life!



These are people who found ways to stand out from the crowd.

These are people who did not allow their lives to fall in chaos. When I watch their winning attitudes, my own problems and heartaches seem trivial.  And my thinking goes something like this:

  • I am not going to obsess about what I do not have, rather I am going to concentrate on what I do have;
  • I will do everything to develop resilience and not let anything break me;
  • What can I do to achieve my dreams?
  • What can I do to be the best?

People turn their lives around all the time, especially in the face of adversity.  We all have the power to turn negatives into positives and find contentment.  All of us face failures, setbacks and all sorts of problems in life and many times, these things show up without any warning.

Often if we try and stay focused and not let bad times take over our emotions, not lose perspective by constantly being afraid of the unknown, we can handle just about any level of distress without going insane.   Because, we don’t always get to choose what we might have to face and what will come into our lives,  but we can choose how we react to the circumstances.

Staying positive will make it easier to go through rough times, than whining about them and getting more depressed!

How do you handle adversities, failures and negative circumstances?

This post is inspired by the Think Different Challenge hosted at I will change your life! I wasn’t tagged for it, but I loved the idea. If you would like to join and write about what makes you think different, just follow the rules:

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The Rules
1. Write a new blog post in which you “think different”. Interpret the challenge the way you want and include a link and/ or trackback to this post so that readers know the rules of the challenge. Feel free to use the above banner (inspired, of course, by Seth Godin).
2. Include a link and/or trackback to the blogger who tagged you.
3. At the end of your post, go ahead and tag some fellow bloggers. Don’t forget to email them to let them know they have been tagged.

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