#11 - Discouragement
One of the comments we get frequently is that many of you get discouraged and many times even quit looking for your soul mate. Dating and searching for your extraordinary love is not easy. Each time you go on a first date you may wonder if this could be the one. Could this be your last first date? However, if you go on a date with the attitude that this is just another date that will lead nowhere, you could be setting yourself up for failure.
Whether you realize it of not, you project your present mood and attitude. If you go out on a date with a negative attitude or thoughts, it will more than likely not be a great date. On the other hand, if you go out with a positive attitude and with a sense of excitement, you will more than likely have a much better time.
Without realizing it, you may be affecting your ability to connect intellectually if you are dating with the wrong attitude. Check your attitude before you head out the door. Even if you are not in the best of moods, put a smile on your face. Scientific evidence indicates that this one simple act has the ability to change your attitude and emotions and the emotions of those around you. Even the least astute observers among us can “hear” a smile on the phone. A smile is an incredibly powerful tool that is easy to use, takes no time to learn, and will change your mood almost instantly. This one simple technique can help fight off discouragement just by changing your attitude.
Smile! Not only will it have a positive affect on you, it will likely have a positive affect on those around you!