Seeing the Good in Others – Positivity in Your Relationships
“Don’t let the encounters you have with those who hurt you in the past stop you completely from seeing the good in others.” ~ Terry Mark
Often our relationships suffer because we focus on the past and only see the negative in other people. In order to flourish in your interactions, your must be dedicated to changing the way you approach positive thinking. Seeing the good in others can be challenging. If you are prone to complaining about bad things in your life, it is easy to get trapped in a cycle of negativity.
The only way to break away from this mindset is to embrace only the positive aspects of your relationships.
Change How You Interpret Negativity
You may know someone in your life that you think of as a pain. This person drains your energy and leaves behind a poor attitude. To you, that individual can never embrace positivity because they are always focused in the past and it’s problems.
The truth is your happiness relies on the way you implement positivity into your thoughts. If you view that person as bothersome and annoying, chances are it will not be easy for you to develop a friendship.
Start turning the negative sentiments into extremely positive statements. Don’t be afraid to be overly peppy in order to strengthen your influence. Even if the other person remains negative, your cheerful attitude should remain the same.
Empower Yourself to See the Benefits
The best way to deal with negativity is to face it head on with a smile. Take every pessimistic comment and call out the positive aspects. For example, one of your friends is talking about how unhappy they are with their job. In this case, you should draw attention to the benefits that their position offers.
There may not always be a clear path to the upside of things. Motivation to improve the quality of your friendships can help you maintain a positive perspective.
Understand that We All Face Hardships
While you should aim to steer clear of negative relationships, it is important to understand that everyone has a bad day once in a while.
You never know what another person is going through in their life. Just by reaching out and sharing a few positive words, you can turn their entire day around.
Moving On After a Difficult Situation
It is not easy to rebound after dealing with a painful situation. By uncovering the benefits of our previous experiences, we can be empowered to live in the moment. Take what you’ve learned from the experience and implement the teachings to improve your relationships.
It can be hard to change your attitude when faced with trauma or extreme heartbreak. Even the most adverse outcome can turn into a powerful learning experience. Be open to change and let good things happen instead of dwelling in your sorrows.
Change Your Perspective on Satisfaction
Many relationships have problems because the partners don’t appreciate what the other has to offer. When you are too comfortable in a friendship or relationship, it is easy to find yourself wanting more.
It will be easy for you to start seeing the good in others when you recall the things you once appreciated. Think about what brought you together and how fulfilled you are in the present moment. By identifying the positive attributes, you are zoning in on the goodness of the other person.
By identifying the positive attributes, you are zoning in on the goodness of the other person.
Seek Out the Reasons They Make Your Happy
If you are actively seeking out things that make your happy, that is exactly what you will find. This concept works the same with people, when you look for the positive qualities, you will soon see them in others.
Even if another person has done you wrong, making the conscious decision to truly forgive them will help you move on. The past will stay the past and the important part is how the people in your life can contribute to your happiness.
Find the Bright Side to Your Now
Living in the present can keep your mind away from what has happened in the past. You deserve to fully enjoy every moment of your friendships.
Moving on isn’t easy but there is no advantage to worrying about times outside of now. Life will always throw obstacles and negativity in your way. When you are seeing the good in others, you will have a whole new outlook on your relationships.
Embrace the power of now and start looking on the bright side to see the true value of positivity.