How does the positive thinking look and feel like? Well, think of what you truly desire in your life right now. With positive thinking and attitudes, you will realize that you have the power to turn that desire into reality. You will have total control of your emotions in your journey to that desire. You will overcome your fears and negative influences that keep you from that desire. Finally, you will stop hanging on to past failures that keep you from achieving your dreams. All this can be your promised land as long as you keep a solid commitment to making positive thinking a part of you.
Research shows that what successful people have in common is a positive attitude. Well, if you UPS can ask “What can brown do for you”? Then you can ask “what can positive thinking do for me”? There are many benefits of developing and having a positive attitude. The first benefit is that it can build hope that your dreams will become reality. Second, it will help you overcome discouragement and past failures. Third, you will become happy with yourself and with others around you. Fourth, you will begin to possess a great deal of self-respect. Fifth, you will begin to attract kindness and ward off negative events. Finally, it will allow you to win over friends and have other people provide full cooperation with you.
So now that you know the benefits of a positive attitude, who would you rather spend time with? The pessimistic individual that always looks at the glass half empty? The angry individual that throws a hissy fit at the smallest of problems. Or the depressed person whose attitude is “woe is me”? Of course the answer is obvious that you wouldn’t want to spend any time with these people at all. The people that you want to spend time with are the optimistic and confident individuals that are full of life, energy, peace and happiness.
Having a positive attitude in your life doesn’t automatically come to you. You have to really work at it if you want it to become a part of you. What you want to do is to try and make it a habit. In life, habits can be either positive or negative depending on how you choose them to be. All you need to do is to decide not to allow negative thoughts into your mind and then replace them with positive ones. Once you develop more positive habits, you will realize the influence that it is having on your mind. You will be more alert, more imaginative and more enthusiastic
Make it a part of the way you live. Practice it regularly and it will come to you naturally like riding a bike and chewing gum at same time.
The one thing that you can start doing right now is to have a motto to live by. This motto should be a meaningful word or phrase that will remind you of your commitment to developing a positive attitude. Say it to yourself before you go to work, eat lunch or go to sleep. Use a flash card and place it where you can see it everyday. You can have it in your wallet, on your desk, hanging on the fridge, in the bathroom or taped to the mirror.
Your motto will be a part of your life, so choose one that reflects the true feelings in your heart. The goal of this exercise is to make sure that person you say you are and the person you really are is one and the same. A few examples of mottos to live by are: do unto others as you would have others do unto you; I can. I will. No matter what; How, not if.
Having a positive attitude will allow you to think and act in a constructive manner. That is what will attract people, success and wealth into your life. Use it to your advantage to make your wants and desires become reality. Your positive attitude will allow you to see things more clearly, allowing you to turn negative event into potential success. Remember that other people will find it irresistible that you possess an optimistic outlook on life.