by Kelli France, Editor-in-Chief
Last week, I read an amazing article in a magazine about a singer, Hilary Weeks, who had heard a speaker say that we think negatively an average of 300 times a day.
Hilary was compelled to find out if that was true. So she bought a clicker – and started counting. Each day for one week, she clicked and counted her negative thoughts. After seven days of clicking each discouraging, gloomy, depressing thought – she felt discouraged, gloomy and depressed!
With that realization, the experiment changed. She wondered, “What would happen if I clicked all of my positive, uplifting, optimistic thoughts? Would I feel positive, uplifted and optimistic?”
That is exactly what happened. Clicking heightened feelings of motivation, strength and confidence she had never felt before.
Watch her story here:
After this experiment, the concept of “clicking” has spread. Thousands of people have become “clickers” – noticing and giving power to every positive, encouraging, motivating thought through clicking.
She started a website called billionclicks.org where you can become a “clicker” to flood your mind, life, home, community…and the world with optimism. You can buy a clicker on her site (which I just did for myself and my Mama) and then login and enter your own clicks there. Hilary’s goal is to get a billion clicks before she dies and I hope that you will join me in this optimistic movement! I think we would surprise ourselves with all the amazing things we could do in photography and in life if we focus on the positive.