When a negative event occurs we experience an emotional reaction. It could be anger, frustration, fear, hurt, shock or despair. The more significant the event, the stronger the negative emotion.
Feeling emotions is a natural response to events. But, as the intensity of the emotions reduce, it is important to adopt an 'it is as it is' attitude. Instead of dwelling on what could or should have been, instead recognise and accept the reality of what you are facing.
We always have a choice as to how we respond to any event. When we choose Green Platform Thinking we say 'Yes' to the reality facing us - 'It is as it is'. We take responsibility for creating a better future by adopting 'PAN' or Positive Action Now.
If instead we choose Red Platform Thinking we remain stuck in the negative emotion and say 'No' to the reality of the situation. We focus our energy on 'It should not be what it is' thoughts, and become victims blaming, complaining and taking negative or no action to improve the situation.
Depending on which choice we make we will step onto either the Green or Red Platform. Which ever platform we choose, our minds follow the same process:
The outcomes we enjoy or endure will depend on whether we have adopted a Green or Red Platform perspective and actions. Choosing a positive Green Platform view leads to more positive outcomes in both our personal and professional lives, while adopting a Red Platform perspective inevitably leads to more negative outcomes.
Overall we experience a more positive quality of life from living on the Green Platform and a more negative quality of life from choosing to live life from the Red Platform.
Decisions shape destiny. Make the choice to live life on the Green Platform today and everyday! The power to be more successful and happy is in our hands.
The power of Green Platform thinking is that you don’t have to wait for inspiration to strike and magically move you onto the Green Platform. If you wait for it to happen 'spontaneously' you could be waiting forever – and be miserable in the meantime! Following Green Platform thinking means creating living life with meaning, happiness and to the full.