Time to make a recipe of squashing negativity. Most might find this a challenging recipe to make. Granted you will have to mix the recipe just right. But if you do, you will have the best squashed negativity you’d ever want.
First peel back the layers of not being good enough. Others may willingly or unwillingly try to put this belief in us. Most of the time trying to make sure that they are the ones to be looked at for advancement or reward. Unwittingly teachers can easily do this if they constantly tell a student they are failing or not trying hard enough. A boss that gives more criticism and little praise can do the same thing. Believe in what you can do.
Stir together optimism, enthusiasm, and gratefulness. It is way to easy to let others or our selves get us down. We can and must maintain optimism. A dash of enthusiasm for what you do, even if you are cashier or sanitation engineer. Every job is important. And we must be grateful for what we have. No matter how much or how little it is, what we have is something to be grateful for.
Whip up some passion. A Red Cross worker at the scene of devastation is there because of passion. Passion to help others. A great teacher just doesn’t educate, they inspire. Find the passion in what you do. If you can’t, then carefully examine what you do have passion for and carefully make the transition. People notice those with passion.
Place the ingredients in the right sized goals. Yes, even with great beliefs, attitudes, and passion, we need firm directions to go in. Small goals like finish reading a good book to larger goals like going back to school and getting a degree. Maybe it’s planning to go on a well deserved vacation. Each goal gives us direction.
Before baking, sprinkle the top with creativity. Don’t always drive the same way home. Try a different path. Look around. When making lunches for the family, put notes or jokes in the bag. When looking at a problem, pause and think about how a good friend may look at it. Creativity is a great topping to the recipe. It’s adding your own flare to something. This helps keep your mind fresh and pushes negative thoughts aside.
The key to this recipe is doing this daily. Don’t let the sides of the pan get crusty with laziness. Rinse and repeat this recipe. When you use this recipe others will notice and ask for a copy of the recipe. Feel free to share. Who could resist a little positiveness during the office pot luck.