For some time now I have been signing off with the phrase “Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!” Today, I thought I would pause and explain what I mean by that.
“Keep your head up” What this means is twofold.
The first thing it means is that you should be proud and confident about yourself and your abilities. There are many people who will want to tear you down; they don’t need your help.
The second thing this means is that you need to constantly be alert about what is going on around you. Just because you don’t want something to happen doesn’t mean that it won’t. You can’t go through life oblivious and not looking for possible trouble that may be coming your way.
“Your attitude positive” This means to always (at least try) to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind.
I will be the first one to admit that I struggle with this one. Things that happen in our life are just that: events. Stuff happens, it is how you react to it which makes it good or bad. If you have a positive attitude it makes it much easier to take the bad stuff in stride. If you have a negative attitude, then even the slightest bump in the road can make you cry or just crumple.
“Keep moving forward!” This means that no matter what keep on keeping on. Don’t dwell on the past, but keep focussed on the future. Pause to reflect on what you have been through, learn what lessons you can from the past, but don’t linger on regret. The past is the past and you can’t change it, so just let it be. The future is not set and can be whatever you want it to be, so make it a good one!
So, with that . . . As always, Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!