A friend and I were talking this weekend and she asked, “are you always positive?” As if. Nope, I’m not. I’m not always sure things will work out, work out how I want, that I will succeed, or that I am right. 

And here’s the secret, I (and you) don’t have to be. We just have to be 51 percent positive. Just more positive, more sure, than not.

A lot of the time I am all in at 100 percent, but not always. I just try to stay on the side of yes. Of optimism. Because to slide lower into doubt and pessimism is a recipe for getting stuck and not moving forward. 

It doesn’t have to be all rainbows and bonbons. You just have to believe it can be some of the time. 

How do you get to 51 percent? How do you stay there? 

For me, I either get rest or get moving. Whichever I think I need most.