Pursuing your invention dream is much like a rollercoaster. It’s filled with ups and downs, as well as twists and turns. With that being said, there are different parts of the process where you’ll be traveling at high speeds and others when it feels like you’re slowly climbing up a hill.
It’s the latter point where we’d like to mention that today is actually National Look on the Bright Side Day! Each year on this day, people are urged to look on the bright side of things.
So, we decided to help you, the person who is working towards making their dreams a reality, with some motivational tips on how to look on the bright side of the invention process when things might not be going as you’d expected!
Three ways to look on the bright side:
Remove “can’t” from your vocabulary.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Just like we mentioned in our blog that offered you tips on how to tune out skeptics, apply those tips plus a positive attitude to avoid “can’t” from your vocabulary. A defeatist attitude will get you about as far as a car without an engine.
“Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between.”
There are times when looking at the bright side of things can seem out of the realm of possibility. However, it’s important to take a step back and concentrate on what you do have, rather than what you don’t have. For instance, if your journey to reaching your goals isn’t as going as smoothly or as fast as you’d like, realize that you are on the path and are working towards making your dreams a reality one way or another.
It’s OK to make mistakes.
“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”
Remember, no one is perfect. Rather than looking at the negative aspects of a mistake that you’ve made, look at the bright side of that mistake and use it as a lesson moving forward. Stop dwelling on the negatives and start focusing on the positives. If life was perfect, would you be inventing a product that solved a problem? With that being said, use mistakes as learning lessons and move forward, don’t look back.
So today, on National Look on the Bright Side Day, we challenge you to look on the bright side of a negative situation and use it to your advantage. Because after all, “Why be negative when you can be positive?”
Copyright Davison, 2015