When you think of the word  positive addiction does sound of negativity or can be a positive in your life?

In William Glasser’s book, Positive Addictions he outlines that we can form habits around the most meaningful aspects of our life by changing the way you think about daily activities. The most common addictions that come to mind are alcoholism, drug abuse, and sex. But there are other addictions we have developed in our mind that are keeping us from reaching our potential.

Other negative additions include but not limited to:

  • Negative self talk.
  • Giving up when the going gets tough.
  • Blaming others for not having what we want.
  • Using lack of resources as an excuse for not having what we want.
  • Blaming the technology or giving up when we don’t understand how it works.

The list is endless.

I encourage you to consider the things you want in life and form positive addictions around them but also be careful they don’t control you in an all or nothing situation. For example, you don’t want to sacrifice the relationship with a host by not trying their bread pudding because you consume those calories.

Positive addictions to develop.

  • Putting the best food you can put in your body.
  • Religiously track expenses and save money in your account.
  • Taking exceptional care of your body and mind.
  • Studying the word of God and practicing his discipline
  • Being romantic in your relationship by doing little things that make them happy.
  • Imposing self discipline with your children.

Think about some positive addictions you want to form and share with me the impact it has on your life.

If you need more clarification check out William Glasser’s book



Organizations bring in Doug Devitre when they want to dramatically improve marketing, productivity, and sales performance with the latest technology. He is changing the way consultants consult, coaches coach, and trainers train professionals with his creative approach to using technology focused on business outcomes. The University of Missouri-Columbia Business School Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association of Realtors Business Specialties Hall of Fame Educator, and Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association brings a power-packed, innovative punch to managing organizational change outlined in his latest book Screen to Screen Selling™ : How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and the Customer Experience With the Latest Technology. Now Doug is focused on creating thought leadership on how businesses can use the Amazon Alexa platform to reduce operational costs and improve workplace productivity.

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