Fighting the “Get-You-Downs” By Bill Gough, Allstate Hall of Fame Agent

During the stress of the humdrum buzz of day-to-day life it’s easy to find yourself concentrating on whatever’s weighing you down, distracting you from everything else going on around you.

You and I both must always be aware of the intense, lifelong battle we’re fighting against the “get-you-downs”. If we relax, those little seeds of negativity will start to grow and plant themselves firmly in our minds, taking away everything of value.

Think for a second about your current approach to the “get-you-downs” in your life.

Are you passive or do you take a stand to make sure that they get as little of your devotion as possible?

You cannot be mild in your fight against negativity – you have to give it all you’ve got. You and I must make a conscious effort to send those thoughts running back to where they came from before they blend into our day-to-day routines.

If you and I want to be successful we must flush out the negativity and replace it with motivation and happiness.

You do not become successful by accident. You become successful by your own design.

So today, I want to remind you to stay positive. Remember to be in the moment, work hard all day, every day, and make your work more enjoyable by staying positive - it really will pay off.

Benefits of being positive include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance, team building and financial success.

Being positive is not just a nice way to live. It’s the only way to live. Here are 4 benefits of being positive:

  • Positive work environments outperform negative work environments.
  • Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people.
  • Positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure.
  • Positive and popular leaders are more likely to garner the support of others and respect in the workplace.

Every cloud has a silver lining. Remember to stay positive when you find yourself feeling down. It will make a big difference - Trust Me!

Do your best today to erase negativity and watch your success grow!