The Promise of Staying Positive

The Sunrise at Orange Beach, Alabama

Over the past few weeks I can easily say more has gone wrong than right on our RV trek across America.  The challenge is when you set your expectations so high, and hope every idea will turn out, and then reality happens.

The thing I have to keep saying to myself is to stay positive.  It’s such a simple affirmation, but it is real.

Slice my hand open on hose/water faucet – stay positive.

Drag kids out of bed at 5:30 AM to watch sunrise over the ocean, only to realize we are in the gulf facing south – stay positive.

Water heater doesn’t work in brand new motorhome and cold showers only for 5 weeks straight – stay positive.

You see, I realize these are all first world problems, I don’t need anyone preaching me that reminder, but it is all relative to what our expectations were.

And when it comes down to it, staying positive is about bigger vision, reminding ourselves to be grateful for any good we can find in the problem.

Slice my hand?  Now it will callous over and become stronger.

No sunrise over the ocean?  Turn to the left.  Oh there it is! Pretty still!

Cold showers?  Hey, I feel like a teenager again!

How do we see the positive and stay positive?

It is in The Promise to be and live as Positive People when we make it our life’s purpose to choose that light.

~ jason


Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration.  Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys.  He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.

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10 thoughts on “The Promise of Staying Positive”

  1. thank you for that positive note recently divorced out of an abusive relationship of 17 it is very hard to stay positive at time but it was good to see it in your eye sight thank you

    1. I’m sorry to hear of the recent divorce, and yes, there are certain things that are way harder to see the positives in. However, it sounds like you were sadly in an abusive relationship, so I believe you are in a much better place being apart. I pray for your new life to be created more beautifully than before!

  2. Louise Griffith

    Up to watch the sunrise while facing south is so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cold showers for 5 weeks?????????????????????????????????????????????? ( not good for washing the hair!)
    Your message is always so refreshing and gives a great perspective .

    Many blessings to you and to yours,

  3. Thanks for starting my week on a positive, humorous note! 🙂 Given your sunrise experience, perhaps you should have the Mrs. plan your solar eclipse event. 🙂 Thanks again! Have a great week!

  4. Hello again Jason! Just letting you know that the 2018 NRECA Connect Conference Planning Committee (Some of your very favorite people!) will be in your backyard next Tuesday & Wednesday (8/22-23). We will be in Salt Lake at the Grand America for planning and site visit. I’m presenting the feedback results and it awesome reading how many folks absolutely loved you! Hope all is well! If you’re in the neighborhood….. 🙂

    1. Todd!!! I just saw this. So bummed to miss your trip! Dang. I LOVED NRECA, actually one of the best events I’ve had this year. Would be thrilled if you’re willing to send along the surveys, good and bad, as it helps me improve and know what the audience really grasps about The Promise – if you’d send to that would be incredible. Thank you and have a great time in SLC (with all our tons of beer…) next year!

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