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Category: Positivity Project

Optimistic Mindsets: What Feeds us During Positive Moments and Pushes us Through Negative Ones

Article also available at PosProject.org.

I can fail to accomplish a goal 100 times, but I won’t hesitate to take the 101st swing. I will continue to follow the pattern of watching my efforts fall short, slightly improving my approach each successive attempt, and repeatedly starting my next iteration by telling myself, “things are going to work out this time.” read more

Teamwork, Brotherhood, and Lasting Memories of F-M Football

This article is also available on The Positivity Project’s website.

In football, if one guy isn’t all in, nobody succeeds. Every other guy may be fulfilling their role, but it doesn’t matter. Whether you are the star quarterback or on the sideline, farthest from midfield, you have a responsibility to your team and owe it respect. read more

Making a Difference — Potential is There, but is Desire?

When you think of those who have made a difference and changed the world, you probably think of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and there’s really no reason not to bring them up in this conversation.

But the misconception that surrounds that idea comes into play when potential is brought up. King and Parks aren’t special because they had the ability to change society — they’re special because they chose to change the way that people treated others. read more

Leadership — An Option For Some, A Must-Have For Others

Leadership is a great skill to develop throughout life. We all have the ability to be leaders, but, some of us take the more convenient route, follow friends around, do what they do, and never give ourselves the opportunity to be our own person.

Having a disability forces me and others with disabilities to find the leadership skills that we possess because we have to guide ourselves and the people around us through some of the difficulties that we face. read more

How Do You Overcome Life’s Biggest Challenges?

Hard work and passion will carry you to wherever you want to go in life.

People with disabilities are one of the only groups of people who really understand that concept and that you have the ability to dictate how you live your life. They realize that your life is based on your actions and your willingness to be passionate and work hard for something. read more

What Do Disabled People Learn About Excuses?

Excuses will always be there for you. Whether you are debating about taking your dog for a walk or contemplating on studying for an exam, millions of excuses are going to swirl through your head and wait for you to use them.

That’s what separates the good from the great — the ability to overcome the conflict of avoiding the excuses even though using them would be the easiest thing to do.   read more