Working with dyslexic students is fabulous and I feel very lucky and honored to be able to fulfill my life purpose in such a happy way. One thing I've noticed is that struggling students have received far too much negative feedback about their learning and because of this, they tend to get discouraged and depressed.
In my personal life, I understand this, because I received far too much negative criticism from my parents, then from my x-husband. I had to go through many hours of therapy and coaching to reverse and heal my negative thinking. My favorite coach, Martha Beck says, "You spot it, you got it!" One of the reasons I understand the mindset of dyslexic students is because I deeply grasp the impact of how negative thinking can get you in a pit and I know how to positively encourage students, bit by bit, how to climb out of the pit, and learn at the same time.
It takes deep compassion along with correct training and tools. Deep understanding paired with consistent creation of a positive mindset can repair years of damage. That's the deep work I'm proud of doing with my students and I feel lucky to find my worth in a world that has been at times, unkind to me. Please read below, about how positive quotes can help change your life.
Positive thinking is when we consciously cultivate positivity in our minds so that we think we can get through anything. And it’s been scientifically proven to improve your work life, physical and mental health, and relationships.
A University of Michigan study, led by psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson, explored the importance of positive thinking and emotions on our experience of:
These four positive emotions have a number of ripple effects on our behavior.
Fredrickson went on to say:
“Joy sparks the urge to play, interest sparks the urge to explore, contentment sparks the urge to savour and integrate, and love sparks a recurring cycle of each of these urges within safe, close relationships.”
By adopting a positive mindset, our resilience increases and with it our capacity to explore the world, while feeling confident and secure. Negative thoughts and emotions, on the other hand, can skew our perspective and in the long-term, damage our self-esteem.
One way to get into the habit of thinking positively is to peak into the minds of other positive people’s quotes by reading what they’ve said or written.
Read this article to see all 32 quotes!