Help can be either a noun or transitive verb depending on the use. I prefer it as a verb as I like action. I like giving help. It allows me to share life experiences and learn new things. Most every time I help someone, I learn something new during the process. In fact, I like to think of H.E.L.P. as an acronym for the way I aspire to live.
In its purest form, hope is a belief. It is the belief that “things” in your life will have a positive outcome. Things can be defined as spiritual, events, circumstances, relationships, etc. You learn and come to expect the best through hope. It is the foundation of positive thinking in my opinion.
The root to expectancy is that simple word I touch on often: choice. If you expect good things to happen and be in your life, they will appear. Dr. Victor Vroom actually has a theory called the Expectancy Theory. He relates it to job performance, and my interpretation goes something like this.
More Effort = Better Job Performance
Better Job Performance = Better Company Performance (raises, bonuses, etc.)
Better Company Performance = Improved Job Satisfaction
Improved Job Satisfaction = More Effort (the cycle repeats)
Expecting positive outcomes leads to positive outcomes.
I have to snicker a little at this one as the definition of love can be all over the map. In fact, one online site suggests that love can not officially be defined…”This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.”
Personally, I choose the following definition. Love is a commitment, a consistent and determined decision to think of others first, to put their needs above your own, and to serve them.
The irony of this section is that Wikipedia does not recognize positivity as a word but as a process emphasizing hope and focusing on positive outcomes. Webster’s defines positivity as a noun meaning – the state or quality of being positive.
I define positivity as a lifestyle choice. I take in positive energy from people and my surroundings, project positive energy, read and listen to positive messages, write positive messages, and strive to find the positive in every encounter. Those are choices, which help me live a great life.
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