Daily Archives: October 9, 2012
UP With Marc, Ultra Positivism with Marc. Many years ago I came to a realization that I wholeheartedly hated my job. I was working in the deli at a major grocery store, all through college. 3 years into college and the deli and relatively depression free now; I was realizing how much I wanted out of the deli to start the career I was going to school for. I was very negative and bitter towards the job and most of my fellow employees. I awoke one day and said I really needed to change my attitude. This is when I came up with “Ultra Positive Mode”
I started with this Ultra Positive Mode right away. I am going in for another day at work but with a different approach this time. I decided I wanted to put myself in a good mood. It is common courtesy to ask how someone is doing. It is also common for people to just answer with a generic response, “Ok” or “Fine”. Those answers bother me. Add some definition and passion to your response. If you are doing good say you are doing good, if you are doing bad say you are doing bad. Anyways, when people at work asked how I was doing I would give them a way over exaggerated response. “Oh I am doing amazing”. This notion of exaggeration had transformed my attitude not only at work but in life. The more and more I kept saying I was doing amazing each day, the closer and closer I got to actually feeling amazing. When they ask why I was doing so good, I started out just by saying “Life is good, do I need any other reason?” Over time all of my coworkers started to love working with me even more. My great attitude started rubbing off on everyone. I begin to tolerate, perform better and eventually like my job. Outside of work I would not rush home or out with friends anymore to just start complaining about work. I could just go straight into the good parts of my life.
I used to be depressed, negative, a complainer, a guilt tripper. Ultra Positive Mode or UP Mode was the new beginning of transforming my life. For the record I have had many positive transforming parts of my life, if you recall in the earlier background posts of this blog. You will hear more for sure, and now in the present day I believe I have found my calling. I want to share with the world my ways to a more positive life style. I really look forward to seeing if my ideas catch the interests of others. I have ideas piled up that I just need to write down and share with you. As the days progress my positivism grows stronger and the good ideas come pouring in, so please stick around. Come back often, and share this blog with your friends and family. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook as to when I post or just come back here and see what’s new. I will be writing as much as possible, and feel free to share your thoughts with me.
Some of the stuff you may already know, some of it may be simple, some of it may not make sense but everything I write is an idea that is true to me. We all have differences but there are endless ways to be positive.