While knowing your purpose in life is a good start, it is not the most important thing to have. The most important trait to have as a human being is a positive outlook on life.
It is not enough to live. Zoo animals do that all the time. You need to live and enjoy doing it. Fill your life with positive thoughts. Two people can have the same job but have completely different experiences. One person may dread going to work each day and see it as a “dead-end job.” Another person may enjoy working at the same job and see it as a stepping stone to better things.
Act on it
Go on a media diet for just one week. Don’t watch TV. Don’t check your social media accounts. Don’t read the newspaper or any online news sources. Most media is negative. Media companies devise the news to shock or scare you. Even if you don’t pay attention to the news, the world will continue turning, and the sun will rise tomorrow. Disasters, terrorist attacks, and economic crises will happen. But they will resolve themselves without your help. The news does not affect you, and you do not affect the news. You will hear about whatever news you need to know from your friends and other sources.
When you stop watching the news, spend the time you gain by interacting with positive people. They may be your kids, spouse, parents, friends, pastors, or whoever. Or if you are alone, close your eyes and visualize yourself having the perfect day. After the week is over, you can decide whether to continue or go back to your old ways.
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