4 Keys That Helped Me to Harness A Positive Attitude

Kevin Jahleel Ishimwe
5 min readSep 22, 2020

Why is optimism often regarded as a trivial attribute? To this day, it is a question that I often ask myself. I have come to realize that trying to understand why that is, cannot grant me any satisfaction, or for that matter, help me find meaning in my life. In spite of these perplexing thoughts, I am convinced that choosing to count my blessings and concentrating on the brighter side of my adversities has molded me into the man I am today. It surely has not been an easy road. In fact, it has been a tumultuous journey filled of u-turns, setbacks, and many sleepless nights. This marathon of positivity has truly lightened the burden that I carry, and the pressure that I constantly feel in this modern era. Life will constantly throw you devastating blows, but it is your responsibility to choose how you handle them. More importantly, it is your responsibility to choose what type of attitude you choose to harness when facing these challenges.

I vividly remember the day I was first introduced to this principle of positive thinking, and when I look back at it, I can’t help myself but smile, even at my past misfortunes and failures, because they all played an integral role into forming the man I am today. It was through Big Sean’s songs that I started learning more about the power of positive thinking, and based on his latest album, I am genuinely convinced that hope and positivity are what keeps him equivalently inspired to share beautiful music. In fact, whenever I am faced with a big decision in my life, I often find myself seeking inspiration through his songs. The universe is vast and boundless, with all positive affirmations at your disposal, eagerly waiting to widen your outlook on life. Kendra Cherry defines positive thinking as:

approaching life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It does not necessarily mean avoiding or ignoring the bad things; instead, it involves making the most of the potentially bad situations, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive light.

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Kevin Jahleel Ishimwe

Faith & Life Ambassador, Quadrilingual, Visionary, Writer, Adventurer