Often people are so busy judging others that they often overlook people’s finer qualities. Finding the best in people isn’t something we do often, but we should.
I once had a friend that would say “let’s play the awesome game” where we would look at people around us and think of at least one reason they are awesome. We take each other for granted and are so busy focusing on the negative, but I suggest we start focusing on peoples positive attributes. When people talk negatively of others, most likely without consciously knowing it, they are degrading people and acting like they are above others to feel better about themselves. It doesn’t have to be that way though, people can take the higher road and still feel better about themselves.
Think about how often people think, or even say aloud, “Ew look what he/she is wearing”, instead think “Wow! They are awesome and brave for wearing that outfit, good for them!” Once you start to adopt that mindset, you’ll see people aren’t so bad after all. Also, it’s good if you’re the person in a crowd of people to be positive and not join in on poking fun at others. Bullying is an issue for kids, but adults can be just as guilty for bullying people (verbally or nonverbally).
Try playing the awesome game daily. You don’t have to tell them what’s so awesome about them (unless you want to), you can just silently think it.
Here’s how it benefits you:
- You start to adopt a more positive mindset
- You feel better about yourself
- Your outlook on people and life will improve
- You set a good example for those around you if you do this aloud
How it benefits others:
- They feel better about themselves (a boost of confidence!)
- They may feel inclined or motivated to pass on the act of kindness
- It can brighten up their day to hear a positive comment
- It sets an example to be compassionate
It’s a win win situation!
My task for you for the day: Tell at least one person something positive about themselves, say it genuinely and say it with a smile!