Are you a positive person? You can be, and I’ll show you how by EXPOSING POSITIVE TRUTH. Today’s SACRED S.O.L. STORY is inspired by a question I was asked this week by one of my clients. She asked me, “Dr. Shannon, how do you personally stay so positive?”

I responded by telling her the honest answer, which is that I’m NOT ALWAYS positive…

But I AM ruthlessly committed to the TRUTH.

I am absolutely committed to uncovering, discovering, and living in TRUTH.

The truth is, YES, overall I am positive. My innate nature – my DNA – is to see things in a positive way. I’ll naturally see all sides of the story (usually), and then I choose to see the positive side.

However, the truth is that I am NOT 100% positive all the time…24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

But even in the moments of feeling negative, I stop and ask myself:

1. What am I really feeling?
2. Where is it coming from?
3. What am I learning?
4. Is this the TRUTH?
5. Is there another way to see it?

Why? Because I’m ruthlessly committed to the truth.

This is how I stay so positive.

What about you?

Are you a positive person?

Or are you the Negative Nelly or Debbie Downer?

You have to be honest about this.

Being positive doesn’t mean not talking about, and acknowledging the negative.

Positive thinking is really about POSITIVELY looking at the TRUTH.

The truth is, there’s negativity in all our lives. The truth is, we can do something about it.

You can choose where you’re going to put your focus.

I stay positive by being HONEST.

Stay in the truth, and be committed to it.

You must be able to see both sides of the TRUTH – both the positive (sunny) and negative (darkness.)

Look at everything with honesty. An open heart and open eyes.

Be willing to see the full 360 degrees, then decide what’s right for you.

You’ll find that it’s more POWERFUL to tap into POSITIVE THINKING.

When you tap into the positive energy that’s TRUTH – the side that’s exposed – you’ll find an infinite amount of possibility.

Do this, and you’ll be UNSTOPPABLE.

Step out of the darkness and into the light of truth. It’s not about good or bad, right or wrong. It’s about what is. Then you get to decide what you’re going to hold onto, and what you’re going to let go of. As well as what you’ll build with what you have.

I spoke about this yesterday in EPISODE 041: How To Start Over. It’s okay to feel the negativity, but it’s not okay to stay there.

Take a look at where you are, and how far you’ve come. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Each day is a new day. A new level. One that takes energy, focus, and commitment. A ruthless commitment to TRUTH. Living in the truth. Being honest with yourself, and loving yourself.

Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage With Yourself.)


1. Write down the one area in your life that you’ve been feeling negative about. It may be a one word description, or you may need to write it all out in detail.

2. Ask yourself, “Is there another way to see this?” Turn the light on, and expose it with a positive light.

3. Write down what you plan to do today with your new perspective…then do it.

Thanks for being here. I so appreciate you SIPPING. ON. LIFE. with me, and I hope you’re enjoying it.

Please come on over to, and leave a comment. Let me know how you’re doing.

I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

xo Dr. Shannon. Inspiring minds that want to grow and hearts that want to know, so you can love you, your life, and your life’s work well. ONE SIP AT A TIME.

A special thanks to the following souls for helping me launch our WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE podcast…

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