Accentuate the Positive

Posted by Tom Locke on January 21st, 2010 filed in Business, General, Life, Music

In 1945 Bing Crosby, accompanied by the Andrew Sisters, reached the number 2 position on the national pop charts in the US with a song published in 1944 that was written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.  It was titled, “AC-CENT-CHU-ATE THE POSITIVE”.  It was delivered by “Crosby and friends” in the style of a sermon, and explains that accentuating the positive is key to happiness.  Some of the lyrics that really stand out are:

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

In today’s world where we are bombarded with negativity on a daily basis, the above “medicine” is highly recommended.  In fact we can take this one step further in how we face specifics head-on by heeding the words of  Gina Mollicone-Long, author of the newly released book, “Think Or Sink”.  She says,

“When you focus on what’s wrong, you get more of what’s wrong. Conversely, when you focus on what’s right, you get more of what’s right.”


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