The Politics of Positivity and Self-Improvement

We are in this together. The power of our combined forces is strong enough to transform the world. When we truly unite, we can make miracles happen. When we find synergy, we make light work of heavy tasks.

We have every reason to work as a team. The purpose of coming together is clear as spring water. We can build a better future for our kids. Every part of our culture and of our economy has changed and this is our chance to reimagine it. 

Remaining respectful during times of crisis will earn us respect. Finding ways to resolve our own internal conflicts in order to show up in a way that is productive to dialogue will create trust. Making time to communicate will keep the conversation moving forward. The better we become at these things through practice, the more powerful our collaborations will be.

Setting a positive tone is a radical gesture in a world where the default mode is fighting. Taking the more challenging path of optimism in the face of daunting odds displays more courage and attracts our admiration. Rising above the instinct to argue by passionately pursuing an activity, a relationship, a way of living opens up another important space in our culture. The confidence that comes from practice will reinforce our choice and over time the habit of being radically positive will create a space. All the things that fill this space of radical positivity will become the new lifestyle.

Practices that promote fitness and mental health, like eating foods with nutritional value, exercising regularly, reading and researching to educate yourself about best practices, all of these things will improve our collective situation. By improving yourself, you improve the collective. The more disciplined we can be in taking care of our own business, the more influential we stand to become in the long run.

Self-improvement is closely related to and different than self-promotion. The desire to improve your product, your service or how you communicate about your business leads to better outcomes for everyone. When we encourage and incentivize the desire to be better, to self-improve, then we nurture a culture of progress. The stronger that tendency to desire education, to study and practice a craft, the greater the learning curve will be.