You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
There are no truer words when you want to make changes in your life. In fact, people who are successful and seem to navigate through life with ease have learned not to mess with Mister In-Between, and also not to mess with Mister or Misses Naysayer.
Naysayers are big distractors to making positive progress in your life. And interestingly, naysayers exist both inside and outside of you. You probably have experience with both, even though you might not have thought about in those terms. There are the naysayers among your family and friends and colleagues who seem to always find something negative, fearful, or bad to say about what you are doing or contemplating doing. And then there is the negative voice in your own head—your own personal naysayer—that keeps you stuck in the muck with fear and negativity and doubt.
In order to find the positive path forward, you need to seek out Mister and Misses Believer. To make changes in your life—no matter how big or small—first ditch both the internal and external naysayers and then embrace the believers, both internal and external. Yes, believers also exist inside and outside of you. Fostering your own internal positive voice, listening to it and believing it is so very important when you are embarking on a new journey in your life. Some people have mastered their positive inner voice and listen to it often. Most of us struggle from time to time to hear the positive voice inside. If believing in yourself is an uphill battle for you, start outside of you. Go forth and find people who will support you and who will provide plenty of positive and believing sentiment. Find your external believers and embrace them with all your might. The more you listen to them, the more your own inner voice will begin to believe and mirror their opinion.
If you tend towards not believing the positive, there is help. Yes, you can change! You can learn to hear the positive voice even if staying positive is not your strong suit. It takes practice. Practice listening without criticizing what the positive voice has to say. Don’t argue with the positive voice. Go along and even repeat aloud what it is saying. This is called an affirmation. Many people use affirmations and find them powerful forces for positive action in their life. One of the reasons why they work so well is that the more you align your internal beliefs with positive outcomes, the more likely you will engage in activities and make choices that move you towards that positive outcome. Think positively and then put it into action. Then repeat and move forward with the belief that the outcome is achievable. And you will make progress!
So in keeping with the Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive song, accentuate the positive voices and eliminate the negative voices. Ditch the naysayers and embrace and surround yourself with believers and you will be happier and more successful at whatever you choose to do in your life.