1. We want to be able to trust people. Put another way, we want people to make guarantees to us. — Instead, we can work on keeping our promises to ourselves
2. We want love and acceptance from others, so we feel valued and validated. Instead, practicing compassion / love for others makes us feel truly important - because then we are.
3. We want to have the best of everything. But - the happiest people don’t have the best of everything - they make the best of everything.
4. We want to be happy. But - we too often complain, judge others and wish it were different. We call it “being realistic.” Instead, just stop it and be happy.
Here’s a funny take on negativity from Bob Newhart. Enjoy!
Claude and I send love,
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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