Keeping It Real – Day 94 of 365 Days to a Better You

I’m just keeping it real!

Today’s Affirmation
Day after day, good things flow my way!

This has become quite a catch-phrase in recent years. I guess it makes sense, in a world where people often don’t say what they mean, that you must call it out when you actually do. Another similar phrase is, “I’m just being a realist.”

Have you ever noticed that no one uses these phrases in an attempt to convince you that something is better or more positive than you thought? They’re always used to pop your balloon, curb your excitement, and bring you back to Earth with a thud.

I think both phrases employ the word real because they want cloak the negative meaning in a kind of supposed objectivity. There’s no empirical data that proves negative outcomes are more realistic that positive.

  • “No one will ever buy your book. I’m just keeping it real.”
  • “I’m not trying to crush your idea. I’m just being a realist.”

Have you heard people say things like this? Have you said them to others? Why do we have it in our heads that aiming lower is somehow more realistic?

I could probably write a book on the psychology of the human negativity default setting. That’s not my purpose here. Rather, I’d like to encourage you swim consciously against that current. Why not see the positive and the better as every bit as realistic as the negative and the lesser?

Consider fervently believing it for yourself, for others, and for the world. Consider articulating that positive things are coming your way. After all, good things are every bit as likely to happen as bad. Your lizard brain may condition you that the sabertooth tiger is about to eat you, but the reality is your ancestor survived that threat and here you are!

I’m just keeping it real!

Ray

 

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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