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Reverb 10 – Day 17

December 17

Prompt: Lesson learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?

Hmm…the best thing that I learned about myself in 2010…I think the best thing I learned about myself this past year is that I’m capable of being an extremely positive person when I choose to do so. Not that “I’m gonna fake it til I make it” type of positivity, but true, deep-seeded positivity within me is possible. Before this year, I honestly didn’t think I was capable of it. I believed that my situations and my circumstances pretty much prevented me from being positive. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be positive, or that I just wanted this grim outlook on life; I just really believed I couldn’t be happy. This year has shown me that I am capable of being happy on a pretty consistent basis. Yes, I still have bad days; hell, I still have bad weeks, but I’m a lot more consistently positive than I ever have been in my life. Everything, both positive and negative, that I’ve been through this year has shown me that I can come out with a smile on my face if I choose to. If there is one thing that 2010 taught me, it is that I truly am capable of having a positive life, especially when I make the conscious decision to do so. Going forward into 2011 and beyond, I have to remember to actually make the decision to remain positive, especially when things look really negative. I’m famous for getting extremely negative when things don’t go the way I want them to go. I have to learn to not do that, because it doesn’t add anything to my quality of life. I have to learn how to just remain cool about situations, and understand that if they don’t work out the way I want them to, things will still be alright. I know if I keep this in effect for 2011, my life will be way better than it was in 2010 and before…