Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
This is so very simple. If you try the exact same thing time and again with no variations, you will get the same results. That’s a big part of what scientific testing is all about.
Every single week I post Positivity. Is it insanity? No. Why? Because I am not doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I am always looking for new things to be positive about. I am constantly exploring new ways in which to create positivity. I am trying variations on the theme every week because I think we need more positivity in the world, and I strive to present some.
I will concede that this could be considered insanity. I post this every single week, and have been for more than two years now. Has the world become more positive? I think you could easily argue the exact opposite.
That’s not important, however. I have not given up. I work every week to introduce some positivity into this world because even if I make myself feel more positive, that improves the world. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. Counts.
I don’t present these posts on positivity every week hoping for a great big, universal epiphany. Sure, I would love to garner thousands of followers and lucrative writing deals from my work, but this is more important than that. Even on the days when this beacon of positivity is submerged in the depths of negativity, it is still a beacon, and it is still something to be shared and to do my part to help make more people feel good.
I may be doing this thing over and over again, but never in quite the same manner, and I have no expectations of results. So perhaps it is insanity, or even folly to post positivity every week, but I do not believe that is so.
We can always find things to be positive about. We can break free of the shackles of negativity, we can be a ray of hope in the sea of despair. I know that seems hard to believe sometimes, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Finding positivity lets us be empowered, and when we are empowered we can feel good, and when we feel good we can spread that to those around us.
I have no intent of stopping giving you thoughts on positivity every week. Partially because this is selfish – I need to remind myself to be more positive, too. I believe that this is a service to my friends and loved ones to show us all that as bleak as things may appear, there are bright things that we can feel good about, and we deserve to feel positive and feel good.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that it’s not insanity to try something like finding positivity to better our lives, we can continue to take new approaches to the same issue. When we accept that it can be repetitive, and that the results may not be grand but are still worthwhile and important, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred twelfth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.