Positivity is something which is emphasised now more than ever through social media and different Internet personalities, but is it realistic to be positive all the time?
What Is Realistic?
This first question helps define the mind frame and perspective of others, and where they stand with their beliefs, for example: If an individual sees the world as an accident waiting to happen, and there's no point to be positive only to be let down, they are a negative person. On the other hand, someone who likes to use the negatives to progress and maintain positivity, to keep a good frame of mind is obviously a positive person. So why does this matter? The examples are to show that YOU set what you see as realistic and unrealistic, depending on what you choose can limit how positive you can be.
Many of the best things in life that we now granted for example: phones, planes or internet were all unrealistic ideas, but the creators remained positive and look what an impact they have had today. Many doubters and negative thinkers limit themselves to mediocrity as their outlook cannot surpass their limited perception of the word realistic.
What's Bad About Being Positive?
Successful or not, a positive mind frame is always better to lead you through a journey, if something is going wrong, it's very easy to give up and suddenly forget just how important being happy is, but this will have an impact on everything else you still have to do on a day to day basis. Now this doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't ever be annoyed or angry, but if you can increase the amount of time that you're mainly positive in comparison to negative vibes, you'll save yourself stress, unproductive time and gain more time doing things you enjoy.
People tend to criticise individuals who are positive or always happy. They assume things like acting like that is a mask, that it's odd or will end soon. If this sounds like yourself, isn't it quite sad you think that? Why aren't you happy? Why does someone being happy and positive trigger you to question it? Seems like the person questioning has more of an issue and should be spoken about, not the fact someone is actually happy.
The Bigger Picture
Regardless of your thoughts or views, the truth is that whatever you do or think will affect someone else, people at work, people at home and even your friends. You spread a vibe when you're in a good or bad mood, people see it and feel it, do you want to be known as negative one? Why not be the one who always helps when people are down, brings good energy to the office when things are tough, people feed off this, it's motivates them, and emphasises to yourself how your positive mind frame helps you to push in tough times and help others to do so as well.
You either win or you learn, never lose.
Let People Be!
To answer the title of the article, No, it's not unrealistic to be positive all the time, it's a great mental and physical skills that will help you survive through both good and bad times whilst learning more about others and yourself along the way. However, it isn't to say that it isn't realistic that negative things will happen to us all, but how we deal with them and support others around us represents your vibe and energy you share with others and how you let that shape your future. Stay positive, and avoid negativity as much as possible.