Positivity is the practice of being or tending to be optimistic in attitude. People may say, “I am happy, so I am positive.” But that is not it. You should be viewing things in a positive light.

Once, Albert Einstein was teaching the multiplication table of 9. He was correctly reciting the table and he looked behind and saw that all his students were silent. He continued, “9 x 9 = 82.”

Everyone shouted, “Sir, you are wrong! You are so dumb! It is not 82, it is 81!”

Einstein smiled and said, “I am glad that you are paying attention. But next time, please correct me in a more polite way.”

Albert Einstein explained that when he didn’t make a mistake, no one said anything. A pin could drop and no one would notice. But when he made a minor mistake, everyone started to point it out. This means that people are more likely to focus on your mistakes than your successes. So next time you are feeling down, try to focus on the positive aspects of the situation. For example, if I am working on my homework and my mom asks me to talk to a guest that I am not interested in talking to, I will still talk to them. I will try to think positively about the situation, such as how I am going to spend time with someone new or how I am going to improve my speaking skills.