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The Positivity Trap

It's Sunday morning, November 5, and I decided to sleep late. It's my rest and recovery day. As I began my morning routine, a cup of mudwater, prayer, and medication, I felt restless about an issue. Then I listened to my Daily Calm. The topic for today was The Positivity Trap. I was like, is being positive a trap? After listening, I understood the message.

Have you ever fallen into a positivity trap? Write down an example and include how it made you feel. Did it change who you are? Do you approach being positive differently?

Life is a complex matter
Looking at life with an open mind

In this Daily Calm, Tamara Levitt talks about the dangers of myopic positivity. She explained how this could lead to not accepting disappointment. I paused and continued to listen to the message. Was she right? Have we become so trained in positive thinking that failure is unbearable?

Myopic positivity can lead to being overconfident and arrogant and can lead to making careless decisions. This can ultimately lead to failure and disappointment. It's important to remember that failure is a natural part of life and should be embraced as an opportunity to learn and grow.

I am not saying not to think positive or be positive. I feel we need a balance. Having this balance is so you can show empathy. You can deal with it when things do not turn out as planned.

We should be able to deal with the highs and lows of life, turning our lows into lessons. For me, I try not to let life sideline me to the point I lose sight of all my wins. I am a work in progress and it is not always easy. Dwelling and staying in those dark moments does not help. In the end, I am always going to stay strong, think positively, and be realistic no matter how difficult life's journey is.

So what are your thoughts?

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