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YOUR ATTITUDE HAS POWER

In every aspect of your life, your attitude plays a big role. If you want to get ahead and be content in your life, then you have to have the right attitude for success. Your attitude reflects in everything you do and everything that happens to you. You may have heard about The Law of Attraction, with the great deal of attention that it has received in recent years. Whatever your beliefs about The Law of Attraction; it has emphasised something important which we all should remember – the concept that whatever you put out comes back to you. That is why having the right attitude is so important. If you want to succeed in life, you are going to need the help of others. The attitude that you present to them will usually be the same attitude that you receive back e.g. if you are helpful and supportive to people; they will treat you with the same respect. 

You have to learn how to make your attitude positive and how to make your attitude work for you. You may not have thought of it previously, but your attitude, when used properly, is one of the greatest tools at your disposal. 

 It takes some work in order to develop the positive attitude that you require, but it is well worth it. As you will learn having the right attitude can influence your whole life. If you want to make big changes to your current situation you must start by developing the right attitude

NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE YOUR CHOICE 

The attitude you display is going to reflect in the path you take in life. In other words, your attitude will affect your life and it will help shape your experiences and the results that you achieve. If you approach a situation with a negative, pessimistic attitude, it is likely that you will fail to achieve your objective. Your attitude is the way you act, think, and treat those around you. Your attitude affects everything in your life. It greatly affects the way you think and how others treat you. It really is one of the most important factors in determining the results you achieve. The best thing to do is to adopt a positive attitude to life and, as a result, you are more likely to experience positive results. A positive attitude does not guarantee that everything will be wonderful but it does improve your chances and, even when things go wrong; you are better able to cope with them and find a way forward.

Contrary to what you may have been taught, other people or events do not determine your attitude. You do. Regardless of what happens in the world, you must choose your attitude to life e.g.  Is it going to be about hard work or laziness? The attitude you choose to have in life is going to influence everything that happens during life, so choose that attitude wisely.      

When you think positively you will be less likely to see the negative in things and therefore your environment will appear to change. You will probably start to notice the little things more than ever before and that will have a nice effect on you.    

It will allow you to believe that you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it. You will be able to set goals and reach them because you will believe that you can do it. You will not have that negative energy to hold you back.    

A positive attitude is very influential. It will start to shape everyone and everything around you. Your attitude has great power and when you change your attitude, you can see the impact almost immediately. The power of a positive attitude can be subtle, but in many cases, it is quite dramatic.     With this in mind, you have to decide what it is you want from life. Do you want positive things or negative things? This may seem like a stupid question because most people are going to quickly say they want positive things, of course.  But it is important that you make the conscious decision to pursue a positive attitude and a positive life.     

A positive attitude and positive life do not just happen by accident. In order to have good things happen you need to be very conscious of the decisions you make and the actions you take. You have to conduct yourself in positive ways, think about positive things, and live in a positive manner.       

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ACTION

It is all about believing in the idea that your attitude affects your life and what happens to you. You may struggle with believing that, if you think positive, then positive things will happen. It is natural to be sceptical.  You have to start looking for proof. It should not be hard to find, since positive influence is all around.    

Try it out for yourself. There is no better proof than seeing it first hand. Take one day and commit to having a positive attitude all day. Take notice of how others react to you.    

Are they friendlier? Do people seem to help you out more than usual? What other things happen during the day? Can you see the positive attitude influencing other things in your life during the day? Once you have seen the benefits of a positive attitude and how it can really influence your life, then you can begin to focus on making a positive attitude your natural disposition.    

Keep up the positive attitude. Let it influence your life and let it lead you to good things. Continue to make a note of all the positivity you receive in return. This will help to reinforce your desire to remain positive. Soon, your positive attitude will incorporate your ideas, the way you think, your actions and body language and even your goals.    

Every time you start to find your thoughts drifting to the negative, you have to make a conscious effort to make them positive instead. It helps to train yourself to always find the positive in anything. If you train your thoughts to go to the positive it will go a long way towards changing your attitude.    

Your body language says a lot about you. Body language can tell others all about your attitude and personality. That is why it is incredibly important to make sure your body language is positive. Body language is the movements of your body, the way you hold your body, and facial expressions, including eye movement. It often corresponds with our attitudes and sometimes contradicts what our words are saying. If somebody is faking their attitude, it will usually show in their body language.   

When our body language and our words do not match, people are likely to believe the body language as it is often an unconscious thing that gives away the truth.    

Positive body language is open and inviting. It shows that you care and are willing to listen. You do not want to do things that close your body off, like crossing your arms. You want to make eye contact and face people when talking to them.    

A smile is the best body language you can display to others. Keeping a smile on your face will also benefit your attitude. Smiles have a way of making you feel good, so always be sure to have a smile on your face.    

Goals are important in any aspect of your life. Goals can help you make things happen. Setting positive goals and sticking to them will help you maintain your positive attitude.    

By maintaining your positive attitude and letting it guide you, you will take steps towards a happier, healthier and more successful attitude. 

DEFINITION OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE 

Here is a checklist of what a positive attitude might look like. There are many different behaviours which are symptomatic of a positive attitude however, a positive person will display many of the following characteristics: 

  • Upbeat and cheerful
  • Looks at the glass as half full not half empty
  • Can find the beauty in anything
  • Thinks of the good before the bad
  • Loves life
  • Avoids negative words
  • May seem silly at times
  • Loves to have fun
  • Avoids putting others down
  • Genuinely cares about those around him/her
  • Looks for ways to make others lives better
  • Is a giver, not a taker
  • Does not deliberately do anything to hurt others 
  • Can see the solution over the problem
  • Willing to work towards goals 

Do the things on this checklist seem like you or are they the opposite of how you act? You may have identified a few areas where you fall short. That is ok; these things take time and a little work. Nobody is perfect, and nobody displays all of those qualities, all of the time. A positive attitude helps you to understand that you are a imperfect human being and you will fall short of your expectations from time to time. The key thing is that you take action to get back on track.

 There are many ways you can begin to shape yourself into a positive person. The following are good tips to put to use in your life and help you become that positive person you strive to be. 

POSITIVE LIVING TIPS 

Positive living requires the ability to separate the positive from the negative. In many cases, you will not have to work too hard to eliminate the negativity from your life. When you focus on positive living, you attempt to fix your focus on the positive aspects of your life. When you manage to focus on the positive, many of the negative aspects of your life will just disappear, without requiring any specific attention from you. However, there are always some instances where it can be quite difficult to stop yourself from running to the negative. This is simple human nature. It is something which we have been programmed to do over the years.

However, just because you have been programmed to focus on negativity; it does not mean that you have to stay that way. With raised awareness, you can make a concerted effort to redress the balance and live a life based on positive living. Rather than feel bad about the excessive negativity in your life, you can choose to do something about it.    

8 Steps to experience more positive living. Positive living is a conscious choice. You have to commit yourself to a new way of life. Here are some tips for adding some positive influence to your life: 

1. Find a happy place  

Create a place in your mind that is your ideal paradise. It can be a vision of a future life, a memory of a great holiday or, any thought/image which quickly floods your mind and body with positivity. When you feel stressed or down just go to your happy place, relax there and enjoy it.  It may require a little trial and error to identify your happy place but once you have identified it, you can use it any time that you need to increase your positivity rapidly.   

2. Indulge yourself in a hobby  

The simplest way to experience more positive living is to spend more time doing the things that you love. When life gets hectic, many people make the major mistake of cutting back on the things which they enjoy. However, if you want more positivity in your life, you have to think more positive thoughts and do more positive things. Positivity does not creep into your life by accident and, if it does, it rarely lasts for long. Doing something you enjoy will raise your spirits and allow you to maintain a positive attitude.    

3. Exercise  

Most people think of exercise solely as a physical activity. This is far from the truth. Exercise is just as important for your mental health as it is for your physical wellbeing. A regular exercise regime helps you to release stress from your body while filling your body and mind with positive feelings, confidence and a sense of achievement. 

 While many people look at exercise in a negative way, it really can bring positive influences to your life. The body’s reaction to exercise is a good one. Adopting an exercise regimen is an essential aspect of positive living as you will feel better and act better.   

4. Find affirmations  

Affirmations are sayings, verses or other short pieces that have a positive influence. For some people, they are a verse from a religious text or even a line from a greeting card. Affirmations are a conscious effort to make you think positively. Using an affirmation daily can perk up your attitude in an instant.    

5. Exploring new things  

When you are overcome by negativity, it is easy to avoid trying new things because you fear the unknown. But, if you think about it logically, you are experiencing negativity because your current experiences are not working for you. So, it is highly unlikely that trying something new is going to bring about a worse experience. In fact, if you want to feel better and experience more positivity, it is imperative that you try something different and new. Positive living is greatly enhanced by new experiences and the joy that they bring.    

6. Do not walk away from a challenge  

Challenges bring growth, opportunity and new experiences. Without challenges, your life would stagnate. Some people like to think that they can maintain the status quo but life doesn’t work that way. If you try to stand still, you will eventually begin to move backwards as life passes you by.

When you take on new challenges, you get the opportunity for new successes which, in turn, bring greater self-esteem and a raised sense of self-worth; both of which are essential components of positive living. Even if you don’t succeed at first, this only increases the sense of accomplishment which you experience when you finally achieve your objective.   

7. Ignore the rules 

We often allow ourselves to be restricted by rules, formal or informal. Before you get caught up on rules, ask yourself ‘Whose rules are these?’ Often, the rules that hold us back are the rules that others enforce upon us. They are entitled to live life as they see fit and, set rules for their own life; however, they have no right to force their rules upon you. 

There are times in life when you can have a lot more fun simply because you are doing something you were specifically told not to do or, that others might disapprove of. Take the time to understand your own values and set your own rules; for your own life. When you live to these values and rules, you will experience more fun – the key ingredient of positive living.    

8. Visualise, your imagination is a wonderful thing.

Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination. When you imagine yourself living the life of your dreams, your subconscious mind thinks that you really are living that life and, you get the feelings of positivity and pleasure that come from living the life of your dreams. In addition, you will become more confident in your ability to create that life as your subconscious mind will be convinced that you have already done it.

The tips above are just some of the many ways in which you can experience more positive living. The important thing to remember is that positive living does not happen by accident. It takes conscious effort on your part to increase the amount of positivity that you are experience in your life. Just because you might currently experience excessive negativity in your life; it does not mean that things have to stay that way.

The tips provided above all have one thing in common; they are based on the principle that you create your own positivity and you make your own happiness. So, let yourself be guided by the things that make you happy, implement these steps and start your journey to positive living.

THE BENEFITS OF ADOPTING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

It may seem easy to just adopt a positive attitude to life. You probably will not need a lot of convincing to at least give it a try. After all, what do you have to lose? People let their attitude guide them all of the time.  Unfortunately, most of the time, the attitude is a negative one. It is often easier to see how a negative attitude influences your life. This is just human nature to see negative over positive. We are more often drawn to drawing out the negative over the positive. Pessimistic attitudes seem to flood the world, while optimism is slowly drowning.    

Why you should adopt a positive attitude – 5 key arguments

The following points will help to make the argument for why you should adopt a positive attitude.

1. You have seen how a negative attitude affects others

You can probably come up with many examples of how negative thinking or a negative attitude has turned into a negative situation. You can probably point out negative people and give plenty of examples how that negative attitude is influencing their life.

Take a moment to list all of the people you know who generally have a negative disposition. Now think of all the negative experiences they tell you about and all the negative news that they share. How do you feel when you have to listen to all of that?

2. Your own experience

You may even be able to look at your own life and see how negativity has affected you. It’s likely you have let a negative attitude direct you in at least one situation in your life. Can you remember a time when your negative attitude caused problems in a situation? 

 You can probably look at it now and see just how the negative attitude worked against you. Even if the situation was not a positive one to begin with, your negative attitude likely comes into play. You need to start looking at the positive. You have to train your mind to find the positive in everything. Take the negative you cannot ignore and turn it into a positive. If it is something which has to be changed, identify a positive action that you can take to change the situation.   

3. A positive attitude creates belief and determination

With a positive attitude there are no roadblocks that you cannot handle. You are determined to find a way past any obstacle which may block your path. You know that there will be challenges but you are confident enough and determined enough to take them on.

Henry Ford said that whether we believe that we can or believe that we cannot; we are right. Ford understood the importance of a positive attitude and that comment is as true today as it was then.   

4. A positive attitude feeds itself

When you adopt a positive attitude to life, it changes your life in many ways. It changes your thoughts, your goals and the actions that you take on a daily basis. The new, more positive thoughts and goals will go a long way towards reinforcing your new attitude and making it stick. They help you to see the benefits of your new way of life and when you start to experience the benefits, you become determined not to go back to your old ways.   

5. Your attitude influences others

When you interact with other people you are basically broadcasting your attitude. You want those interactions to be positive. This will allow you to bring positive things into your life. A good example is during a job interview. If you approach the interview with a negative attitude then you likely will not get the job.    

Go to the same interview with a positive attitude and you have a better chance of getting that job. The way you approach others can have a huge impact on your life, so make sure you are using your attitude as your ally when interacting with others.    

When you adopt a positive attitude, it will take some time to make it routine. In the beginning, you will likely have to work hard to make sure you are being positive in every aspect of your life. You will have to make an effort to stay positive and to think positive. It can be difficult, especially if you often give in to negative thoughts and actions. Developing a positive attitude is about making everything in your life positive. That means associating with positive people, keeping yourself in positive situations and surrounding yourself with positive things. You have to get rid of negativity. You have to start being positive about everything. You are paving your road with the positive and this will lead you to positive results.

 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE    

Once you start to live with a positive attitude you will start to see changes, especially if you have previously been living with a negative attitude and have decided to make the change.  

People are going to start treating you in a more positive manner. People respond positive to someone who greets them with a positive attitude. I am sure you have experienced this before. Think of a time when you gave a stranger a smile. They most likely smiled back, didn’t they? That is a positive attitude at work.    

It will not be that subtle either. You will be using your attitude to influence people in other ways, too. As you start to adapt your positive attitude to your life, you will begin to see the positive in everything.    

No matter what happens to you, your positive attitude will help you through it. You will find a way to overcome almost anything without getting angry, upset, or depressed about it. Basically, you will learn how to look at life differently.    

You will be able to approach problems and difficult situations better. You will be able to handle adversity better. You will be able to overcome things that before would have dragged you down.     Making your attitude your ally may go even deeper than you could ever have imagined. 

 You are going to be projecting a positive vibe and it will come back to you. You will start to see how positive things happen in your life. You will begin to draw positive influences to you. You will become a magnet for positive things. It will almost seem strange how much your new positive attitude affects your life.    

You can look at your positive attitude in many different ways. It really depends upon your personal ideas and thoughts. Some people may believe that it is along the lines of karma and what you send out will come back to you. Others may believe it is simply a mental thing, where you think positive and therefore you see positive.    

No matter what your opinion is on how a positive attitude works in your life, the bottom line is that adopting a positive attitude is a great start on the path to happiness. You will only truly understand the power of a positive attitude once you start implementing it in your life. 

SUMMING IT UP 

Through the ideas presented here you should be able to get started on adopting a positive attitude. You should find changing your attitude to a positive one is quite simple. Once you put your mind to it, there is nothing stopping you from reaping the rewards of having a positive attitude and making it your ally. 

 It is all about taking that first step. 

You have to commit to becoming a positive person. You have to set a goal to become a positive person and let your positive attitude guide you.    

Goals are very powerful. They can drive you and help you to accomplish things. When you have a set of goals you work harder and you feel as if you have to accomplish them. 

Set your goal to make your attitude positive and to make your new positive attitude your ally. 

  • Remember what a positive attitude can do: 
  • It can help you to look at life in a positive way
  • It can allow you to see challenges and adversity in a new light
  • It can help reduce stress
  • It can help you influence others to live in a positive manner  
  • It can make you feel like a new person     
  • It can allow you to begin to love life

You know that by projecting a positive attitude you will reap positive rewards. You learned what exactly a positive attitude is and how you can start to make your attitude positive. 

No one can make you adopt a positive attitude. However, once you understand the benefits of a positive attitude and, see them for yourself, would you really pass up the opportunity to make your life so much better?   

Drop the negative thoughts. Put a smile on your face and start projecting your positive attitude to everyone. Take all the tips and evidence you’ve read here and put it to use.    

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so choose to adopt a positive attitude. Do it now and you will never want to go back to being a negative thinker again.  

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