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If You Ignore This World Class Performer, You’ll Miss Essential Life Lessons

If You Ignore This World Class Performer, You’ll Miss Essential Life Lessons

My heart bleeds for this talented Filipino guy named Bryson Andres. He should not be performing in the streets! Anyway, when I saw his video, I instinctively know he will perform prestigious venues someday. Why?

Just by performing (Even if his stage is the streets), he teaches life lessons we can all learn from.

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Creativity is a huge factor that can make you world class. His creativity shines in this performance. Since he is alone, he uses technology–he enlists the help of a loop gadget to record and play his accompaniment in real time as he performs–to compliment his act. The accompaniment was not prerecorded either and he uses the gadget as a musical instrument. Only a few can get away with this skill. He is truly world class!

Ingenuity can enhance your life. He utilizes the fingerboard of his violin as a premium percussion instrument to spice up his musical piece with beats. This enhances his gig, career, and of course his life as a whole.

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Persistence will help you reach your goals. With the emotions he triggers with his music, there’s no denying he persistently practices every day; I surmise, for hours. He wouldn’t be able to perform impressively if he doesn’t practice as though his life depends on it. If he continues, there’s no doubt, pretty soon we’ll see him in a worldwide arena.

Passion spells the difference. On the first note, passion naturally radiates from his performance. I play the guitar, the piano, write my own songs, and have played with bands in the past. I know when a musician has passion in his heart based on how he plays. Besides, you can hear it from the music that emanates from him.

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Finally, coordinating all these bits and pieces to create a masterpiece is pure genius.

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Featured photo credit: You won’t believe what this street musician can do/When in Manila via facebook.com

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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