More Lessons from a One Year Old

Anabelle 01Ever noticed how a child seems to be happy most of the time? Life is one big adventure, everything is exciting and a smile, laugh and squeal are everyday occurences.

I’ve been learning a lot from my 14 month old daughter Anabelle, it’s amazing how much a child can teach you if you just stop and watch them. In a previous post I mentioned four leadership lessons my daughter reminded me of. Today I’d like to share one more; Choose to be positive.

Anabelle is such a bundle of energy and excitement, constantly smiling and laughing as she learns, plays and grows. No matter how many times she falls down (both literally and metaphorically) she just gets back up and keeps going. She doesn’t look at the world with a critical eye, she stays positive, she learns from her experience and moves on.

One of my areas of interest is coaching people and businesses to be the best they can be, to help them identify what they want to achieve from life and to assist them to make it happen. The most crucial element in coaching is to help the client to remain positive even when everything seems to fail. Our outlook greatly affects our ability to be successful, We all know the saying “is the glass half empty or half full?”, remaining positive is vital if we want to make headway in pursuing our dreams.

We must make the conscious choice to look for the positives in all situation if we truly want to grow. We need to adjust our thinking to look for the positives, the areas we can learn and grow in our daily experiences. It’s even possible to find positives in total failure if you’re ready and willing.

Watching Anabelle this past week has reminded me to stay positive. Life is an adventure, we should embrace it with both hands and look for the positives to inspire us to keep moving towards our dreams!

What do you do to stay positive when everything seems to fall down around you?



Filed under About Me, church, Family, God Stuff, Life Coaching, Random

2 responses to “More Lessons from a One Year Old

  1. Enjoyed the post. I think a lot of times we let people or situations dictate our attitude. I don’t know that I do any one thing to stay positive…maybe one thing is always remembering Christ’s example. He even washed the feet of his betrayer!

    • Eddy

      Hi Matt, thanks for your comment 🙂

      I agree that we often let things out of our control dictate our attitude when we should really focus on the things we can control; how we respond to situations etc.

      Thanks for the encouragement to always remember Christ’s example!

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