How to Build a Positive Attitude and a Positive State of Mind
By Remez Sasson
A positive attitude is an optimistic and happy state of mind. Do not confuse it with being naive or impractical, because it is not.
A positive attitude means a mentality that is not daunted by obstacles, difficulties or delays, and does not give in easily.
A person with a positive attitude is willing to experiment, take action and do things. He or she do not accept things as they are, and are willing to invest effort and time following their goals. Such people, believe that they will accomplish what they set their mind to do.
People with a positive frame of mind think about possibilities, growth, expansion and success. They expect happiness, health, love and good relationships. They think in terms of,
'I am able'
'I will succeed'.
As I mentioned earlier, people with a positive attitude are not daunted by failures and obstacles. If things don't turn out well as expected, they will try again. They approach what they do with a positive thinking frame of mind.
A positive attitude is a state of mind you can learn and adopt in your everyday life. If you are earnest about it, you can build this state of mind.
This frame of mind can help you in your work, in relationships, and in accomplishing goals. People with a positive frame of mind, inspire and encourage others, and they spread happiness hope around them.
True positive thinking is not just saying that everything will be okay, as a lip service, and at the same time think about failure and expect difficulties. In order to bring beneficial changes and improvement into your life, a positive attitude has to become your predominant mental attitude throughout the day. It has to turn into a way of life.
It has to become a habit.
Real and effective positive attitude requires that you focus on positive thoughts and emotions, and also take positive action.
This might sound tough, but it isn't. It is a gradual process, and can be enjoyable.
How to Build a Positive Attitude?
When you build a positive attitude, your state of mind becomes positive too.
- How to build a positive state of mind?
- How to have a positive mindset?
Below, you will find a few tips to help you. If you are earnest about building a positive attitude and mindset, I believe you are, since you are reading this article, I would like to suggest reading a simple, but most practical guide about this topic, "Positive Thinking - the Power to Succeed".
- Read inspiring and motivating stories about people who have achieved success. This will inspire and motivate you, and teach you what they actually did, so you can do what they did. There are plenty of books you can find, about successful people.
- Repeat affirmations at various times of the day. These affirmations, which are positive statements, will sink into your subconscious mind, which in turn, will guide, motivate, and inspire you to think more constructively and optimistically.
- You would find it most helpful to useVisualization. Visualize yourself in various situations, displaying a positive attitude and acting positively. Creating mental scenes in your mind of what you want to achieve or how you want to act or behave is a most powerful way of changing your attitude and your life.
- You don't have to allow negative thoughts to thrive in your mind. You can put an end to this habit. Be on guard to replace you negative thoughts with optimistic and happy ones. Start paying attention to your thoughts, and as negative thoughts start circulating in your mind, calmly, and without using force, replace them with constructive, happy and positive thoughts.
- Always strive to be the door keeper of your mind. Do not let negative thoughts get inside. You can make great changes in your life if you play the role of the doorkeeper of your mind.
- Take action, don't be passive, in small matters and in big ones. If you keep busy doing things, there will be less likelihood of becoming negative, and a greater likelihood of being positive.
- Kepp away from the company of people you depress, discourage or belittle you.
- Seek the company of happy, encouraging, optimistic and open-minded people.
- Always give yourself an second and third chance. Do not give up or give in easily.