The power of being positive

January 5th 2017



There is one thing we are all good at when times are going well and life seems great. However the hard part seems to come when we are put down or life takes a turn for the worst.

To top it off when we feel bad it seems that everyone else around us is smashing it, we all see what their social media is telling us, don’t we..? They are in a great relationship, work is amazeballs etc…they are haveing such an awesome life, that it kinda makes some of us a bit jealous. 

You see the thing is, we often love to see people do well and become successful, we also say how lucky they are, without thinking of the BIG journey it took to get them where they are, do we..?

We all seem to see the big picture of them relaxing on the beach chilling with a cocktail, instead of the long HARD video of their life showing how they got there in the first place…The video that would show the struggle, the pain, the adversity etc… that they had to overcome to make it.

What I am trying to say is that no one who is successful goes through life without being tested.

How many people who lost weight, got strong, made it in business etc… had an easy journey..? How many times did they slip up, eat crap or get rejected and sink backwards a few steps, just to get up and move forward another ten because of their positive growth mindset..?

Look, the concept of get rich quick schemes in business, drop a dress size sustainably in 2 weeks, magic pills for strength gain… they just don’t exist… #fact

Life is a test and it is up to you whether you pass or fail…. As soon as you start blaming others for your failures, YOU WILL FAIL.

You have the choice, whether you want to take some responsibility and be positive about the outcome or play the blame game and be negative.

Staying positive is not about being fake and smiling through the hard times or believing that you can do it on your own. It is about being upbeat and asking for help from those who will bring that positive side to the surface. (Get a coach)

The measure of your success is not determined by how you act when life is great, but how you think and respond to the challenges you will undoubtedly face when life gets a bit hard.

To finish of, here is an awesome quote from ROCKY (Sly Stallone) that encompasses all of the above:

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”


​Sean Cole
Training Director
​SC Vital Fitness