Despite all of our challenges, we humans continue on our relentless upward trajectory. Thanks to breakthroughs in technology, medicine, science and the arts, life just continues to get better and better.
This isn’t the story that you find told on the nightly news, however. The way the events of the day are reported on television, on the radio, on the Internet and in magazines would have you believe that the entire world is going to hell in a hand basket. There is no “fair and balanced” reporting (regardless of the source) when the only things that receive coverage are negative. It’s all negativity, all the time.
I’m not suggesting that you pretend there aren’t real problems or real tragedies in the world. But it’s also not right to pretend that this is all there is. If all you ever take in is negative, you will end up with a very distorted and inaccurate worldview. To improve the only thing you can control — and the thing that makes the biggest difference in your sales results, your attitude — go on a negativity fast.
Avoid negative news shows. Fasting is good for you. It gives you time to remove things that are harmful to your system and to recover and restore balance. This is true for your mind as well as your body. Take a week off from negativity, starting with the news. No New York Times, no Wall Street Journal, no Financial Times of London, no National Public Radio, no CNN, no Fox News, no Politico. Nothing sensationalized.
Instead of taking in all the negative events of the day, take in something better. Listen to music. Listen to an audio book. Work on your own personal development. Start a gratitude journal. Watch an inspiring documentary.