Positivity is often misunderstood. Being positive doesn’t mean to ignore “the bad”, it means to see past it. Failure, rejection, tragedy, all these things are inevitable and part of life, and have a lesson attached to it. And in the face of these events we can choose to be controlled and paralyzed by fear, self-pity, or sadness or we can choose to take control of the situation. The fear, the pity, the sadness all are valid emotions, but we should do our best to only let them exist for a moment.