The motivational master, Earl Nightingale promoted Pathological Positivity when he suggested that we learn to habitually respond to even devastating circumstances by saying “that’s good” – then engage our marvelous minds to discover or create what’s good about it.  As a psychologist, I see the power in this strategy.  Our mind will dutifully fulfill our commands and requests.  If we ask our mind to find out what is bad about something we can certainly find supportive evidence.  If, on the other hand, we ask our minds to find out what is good about something, our minds will get to work on that.  “What could possibly be good about this!?”  Well, that's not a bad question – get busy finding a legitimate answer instead of assuming that there couldn't be one.

It's our attitude in life that determines life's attitude toward us. ~ Earl Nightingale