Today is Monday, so this post is on self confidence.

On Saturday, Cathy and I had the pleasure of seeing The Little Mermaid, a new Disney musical in its pre-Broadway engagement.  It was very cool to be able to see a play that will likely become a big hit prior to its Broadway opening.  It was even better because the role of Ariel (the little mermaid of the title) is played by Denver native Sierra Boggess.

I bring up this production because of the first number in the second act – Positoovity.  If you don’t know the story, Ariel has just sold her voice to her wicked aunt in order to leave the sea and become human and capture the heart of Prince Eric.  There is one caveat.  Ariel must entice the Prince to kiss her within three days. 

As the second act opens, Ariel is lying on the beach with her new legs.  However, she finds that walking is a lot more difficult than she thinks.  She is about to give up when Scuttle, the sea gull happens by.  Scuttle, a master of the malapropism, and played by Eddie Korbich, tells her she can’t give up and that she needs to get herself some positoovity.   Scuttle and his fellow sea gulls then sing a rousing song about the power of positoovity to Ariel.

I loved it – “Positoovity” is a great, fun song.  But its message is even better.  We all need some positoovity in our lives – positoovity loosely defined is belief in oneself.  Positoove people look at the bright side of things and don’t give up.

And that’s the common sense message for today.  Get some positoovity in your life and you’ll be well on your way to success.

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