How often do you have conversations about things that move or inspire you? How often do you stop and look for things to talk about that are really positive, or that describe the world as you'd like to see it, not as you see it in the evening news?
I started a new blog yesterday called HappyRant. In the introductory post, I invited people to join me in focusing on the positive. "Start a blog with a positive spin. Start a "positive perspectives" category in your existing blog. Or just commit to having one conversation a day about something that moves or inspires you."
That last bit struck a chord as I wrote it. It's so easy to get bogged down in all the negative. And it's so easy to get so wrapped up in the high speed pace of life that we don't give ourselves time to notice what inspires us.
What if you made a commitment to yourself to look for something every day to talk about that moves and inspires you. You could find something new each day and talk about it with multiple people. Or you could partner up with someone, each committing to finding something you find moving and inspiring, and then sharing it with each other.
Don't just say, "OK, here's this thing," like a 4th grade book report. Talk about what inspires you about it, and what impact it's having in the world, and anything it makes you want to do yourself. Jump in and wrap yourself up in it.
What would your world look like, if you committed to finding the positive? What if you committed to giving yourself a daily dose of inspiration?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM