Thursday, 23 July 2009

Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?

In the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A Milne, Tigger is happy, positive and bouncy, whereas Eeyore is miserable and negative. Whilst most people don't fit squarely into one or the other of these descriptions, most people will broadly fit one of them, most of the time

Which one we fit into is entirely our own choosing. You can choose to be positive, or you can choose to be negative. Anyone can make a conscious decision to be positive. That is the first step anyone can make to improving their life!

What I find interesting is that most Eeyores don't even realise they are being negative . They genuinely believe that they are perfectly normal, and that being permanently positive is the stranger behaviour. Personally, I find going around complaining and criticising much stranger behaviour!

Being a Tigger is not about going around looking as if you are permanently dosed up on Prozac - it's about your attitude. Instead of criticising, try to be complimentary. Instead of complaining, try commending. Try and make not just yourself happy and positive, but try to make those around you happy and positive too. Make it your daily mission to make someone smile, or better still, to inspire someone. Everyone has an impact, make yours a positive one!

Let's face it, would you rather hang around with Tigger or Eeyore?

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