I’m going to make a very controversial statement here:
Positive is not “good”.
Negative is not “bad”.
A magnet needs both a positive and a negative pole to work… neither one is better or worse than the other.
Much of life on the planet procreates through a process that requires both a positive (male) and a negative (female) component. And no, that doesn’t make men “good” and women “bad”. Neither one is better or worse than the other.
So why do we humans insist on calling positive “good” and negative “bad”?
Well, it’s likely because of the feelings we have when we call something positive or negative. We label something “positive” when it makes us happy and “negative” when it makes us angry or sad.
But ultimately, it’s all a matter of perspective.
For example, when you lose a job, is that a positive or negative experience? Well, if you were counting on that job for income and don’t have the confidence to go out and do something even better, you’ll probably think it was negative. So if you dwell on the downside — “Poor me, why does this always happen to me, I’m a victim” and so on — we call that negative thinking.
However, if you look at the bright side — “Awesome, now I can spend more time with loved ones and start that home-based business I’ve been wanting to” — then we say you’re a positive thinker.
The reality is, there are always both sides. There are pros and cons, ups and downs, pluses and minuses to everything. It’s called yin and yang.
So instead of just seeing one side or the other, why not take stock of all aspects of a situation? Acknowledge how it benefits you and how it doesn’t.
The immediate benefit is that you neutralize the emotions that surround a circumstance. So now you can more logically and sanely approach attracting what you want to attract, whether it’s another job, your own business, or a vacation from working.
And then you’ll find you don’t keep experiencing extreme highs and lows, because suddenly you’re seeing things from a more balanced perspective.