Positivity

Character Quality of the Month
January 2018

Positivity
(vs. Discouragement)

Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with difficulty

To practice Positivity I will:

You’ve heard it before from philosophers to Oprah that positive thinking leads to a more healthy and happy life. Controlling the inner voice so that it is a source of positivity and encouragement is not as easy as it sounds but just like any new skill, practice makes perfect. Even with the rosiest of outlooks, bad things will still happen. It is how we react to these trials that make us who we are. Seeing obstacles as challenges that help us strengthen our character, helps to keep us seeing the bright side of things and learning from our mistakes and failures.

This month, put on those rose-colored glasses and amp up your positivity.

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results." - Wade Boggs

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. " - Zig Ziglar

Resources

In My School

Educator Bulletin on Positivity


The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.