A Positive Attitude?... All Begins with Your Mind
...Do you really think positively?
Great! So you won't need to read this page about positive mental attitude then, nor will you need to read any of the articles either?
There really would be nothing to see here, would there! The fact is, however positive (or negative) we are, we all could do with a reminder every now and then about how much better life is when we are positive:
- Note - this does not mean we are never down! It just means the downs last for less time and the ups are recognised and appreciated more fully! Yep, it just feels good being positive!
So, knowing time is precious and all, I'm going to keep this page about developing positive attitudes short. Now that is positive news, eh! Enjoy. And do get in touch - I love to hear your comments. And now, some talking trees...
"Reach for the skies, lads!"
What the Self Help Collective says...
Well, this is what you'll find on the Self Help Collective website - all about the benefits of having a positive mental attitude, as edited by me:
Create a positive attitude? How do I do that, then? Well... create a plan, set goals, monitor results is one way! Use your mind - here...
The power of positivity is explored here, via the use of affirmations. Includes examples and quick guide on how to create your own!...
"It's important to start to control your thoughts." That's more or less what Karen Wolff says, and she gives tips to show you how...
and obstacles crumble under the relentless pressure of constant, determined effort." -- Tracy Brinkmann
Whatever life throws at us the benefits of a positive mental attitude are significant. Quite simply, you're more able to cope...
POSITIVE ATTITUDE QUOTES
"Success is often achieved by those who don't
know that failure is inevitable."
What I say about positivity...
first self-help book I ever bought (years ago) was called Personal
Progress through Positive Thinking, by Hilary Jones and Frank Gilbert.
Clearly, I thought my main 'problem' was a lack of positivity. And I was right - my attitudes were very negative at the time - but the book didn't really help me that much (the first time I read it, anyway!).
I guess I wasn't ready for what the book had to share with me. Still, I remembered one thing from the book, "Choose to be positive."
And quite often I did (and do), choose to be positive. Not that it's easy changing the negative habits of a lifetime - it isn't. But the fact that I now believe that I can choose how I think and feel really does make a difference to me and to my attitude to life.
"Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."
-- Zig Ziglar (Find more positive quotes here!)
"I can accept failure -- everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
-- Michael Jordan (Find more motivational quotes here!)
Like most self help, though, you really can't be told how to do something. Somehow, you've got to discover the wisdom for yourself.
So what tips do I have for you?
Hmm, well when it comes to positive thinking, I'm not sure about this 'blind leading the blind' routine, but how about one of these positivity tidbits:
- I believe that I, like most people, are
far more capable than I (and others) give me credit for. I believe that 'having
a go' is far more important than thinking 'I can't do that' even if, in the end,
you fail. I believe that we all underestimate ourselves and each other
and we really shouldn't! That's what I believe (what
do you believe?)
- Laughter or smiling - whether you
laugh or smile, or you make someone else laugh or smile - is one of the best ways
to make a positive difference to yourself and to others.
- "I can, I will and I am doing". Yes, I believe in positive affirmations just as long as they're followed up by positive actions
Not bad, eh, from a few moments of concentrated thought!...
Positive attitude - what this fab video on YouTube says...
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain."
-- Vivian Greene