Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill.
Positive attitude is a strong link that connects with confidence and performance. Think of a stage performer who has stage fright.
We do not spend a lot of time thinking about it, until we see the extremes at work in our lives and relationships, personally and professionally, either positive or negative. Hugh Downs once quipped equally eloquently that a happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
So what are we to make of this all?
Positive attitude, thoughts, actions, beliefs, learned behavior, genetics, predispositions, it is all a state of mind, mind over matter and easy to do, most wisdom and thought out there currently tote. When it comes to the practicalities thought insights remains sparse and the battle is ongoing.
The jury is out in most cases on how exactly this mind-body-soul type connection actually works, secrets, laws of attractions, power of positive thought, there certainly are numerous musing available on the topic.
Just try thinking at the thoughts you had in the last couple of minutes as you were starting to read this blog, what were your thoughts? What were you saying to yourself? Were your thoughts positive or negative?
See, most will find it strange that anyone should ask, they never really thought about it much and we are all similarly unawares of all this inquiry, self-talk, questioning, critique that goes on inside our minds!
SO everyone’s advice of making a conscious effort to think with an optimistic attitude and anticipate positive outcomes seems more of a insurmountable task as we will have thousands of thoughts literally every day, hour, minute, second and to deem the either, revise them to overwhelmingly positive ones at that seems almost impossible to undertake and effectively do.
What Can It Do For You?
Once and for all, you can change negative self-fulfilling prophesies and negative self-talk, setting yourself up to fail. You can actively, deliberately do a 180 degree turn and start thinking in a positive manner about yourself and your life, your future. You can be happy and successful, experience life to its fullest. Actively make better, more positive choices, choose your process and outcome and be more in control, not a victim of circumstance.
Happiness over sadness, smiles over tears, do not deny yourself emotions and upset, just put a different spin and light (perspective) on it and you will see life, outlook, prospects, mood change.
Find the silver lining in every dark cloud and you will start seeing things you never would have otherwise. Be, get and stay optimistic and positive despite what might be challenging and getting you under right this very minute.
Take a longer view, futuristic and forward-focused. Be good humored, patient and look for what life and tomorrow has to offer for you. Dismiss worries and stress, negative thinking and ban worry from your life. Ensure that you surround you with others who are positive also, be inspiring, affirm to yourself happiness, health, powerful positive mantras that motivate and let you reach higher, believe in yourself, embrace potential, promise and opportunity. That is the nature and scope of a positive attitude!
Dare to speak into reality what you wish for to be, master your thinking and wayward mind, concentrate, focus and reflect on things more often, at every opportunity and you might surprised how different things might be in the morning!
The benefits of a positive attitude abound, stretching deep, reaching high, far and wide, for a variety of things in life. There are many faces, guises and ways that it will manifest itself in both your personal and professional life.
If you have positive attitude you and others will recognize:
– An innate and undeniable ability to inspire and motivate self and others.
– Confidence and self-belief
– Goal achievement
– Happy and energetic, more life-force, driven and determined, more stamina, endurance and perseverance, greater inner power and strength.
– Success faster, readily, easily, without much hassle – seemingly seamless and almost effortless, by default
– Less hurdles, obstacles and difficulty to overcome on life’s path
– Overcoming trouble and problems easily, finding solutions quickly, almost on demand
– More open-minded and welcoming
– Gaining respect for self, by others
– Positive attitude believes you can, say yes, negative attitude just the opposite
So live LIFE positively and to the fullest with lots of confidence!
Or you might need some famous quotations from successful people to help you give the meaning of your own success.
Here are my top ten favorite success quotes:
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” –Maya Angelou
“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” –Abraham Lincoln
“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” –Donald Trump
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –Benjamin Franklin
“If you are going to fear anything fear success. Think about what you are doing and when you succeed what life you will have” –Brandon Chalmers
“Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.” –Jim Rohn
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” –Henry David Thoreau
“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” –Nelson Mandela
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”— Michael Jordan
So, now that you have those insights from successful people on how they think of success you should also understand how success means to you.
You have got to be able to define success and describe it in clear words before you can be and feel successful. It would be a shame to go through your career, your business and the rest of your life and miss all the success you are creating along the way if you are too busy chasing the wrong definition.
When we are not clear about our own definition of success or a vague understanding on how to achieve it, we get confused easily and lose direction along the way. And if we follow some role model and just can’t attain their definition of success, so then we feel bad and compare our self. We feel small. We feel insignificant. We feel even like a failure.
Defining success in your own words should be one of the first steps in any personal development journey. You need to clearly give the meaning of how success means to you.
When we are absolutely clear on our definition of success, we feel good – and feeling good reflect all positive energy. We feel empowered. We feel strong. We feel in charge. We feel happy. We feel beautiful. We feel fulfilled.
At this moment take time to realize and dig deep down inside what SUCCESS really means to you. And remember this will shape what your future will BE.