“Positive thinking is not about expecting the best to happen every time but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment.” Author Unknown
The eternal optimist is a beautiful sound when describing of leadership character. We often associate the eternal optimist with the first part of today’s thought. Expecting the best to happen every time is an encouraging consideration, but not as realistic as we would like. One reason is because who and how the word “best” is defined determines the direction of our optimism.
The latter half of the thought helps direct the magic of positive thinking. As Christians, when we trust that whatever happens in our life is best for this moment, then we begin to look at each situation as an opportunity to learn and grow in relationship to God. This is where positive thinking is born and the results create a far better approach to a life well-lived.
Reflecting on the first week of 2016, may all our resolutions, goals, plans, or whatever we work to achieve be bathed in positive thinking in the truest nature of the characteristic.