A positive attitude is one of the most important keys to your success. This is one area where you have control. You cannot always control the circumstances, but you can control how you feel about things. The more you master this area, the more opportunities you will see open up for you.
What exactly is a positive attitude?
Perhaps the best way to consider what a positive attitude looks like is to think about everything with a silver lining. Even the bad things in life come with lessons to learn and ways to grow. As the old saying goes, “When life serves you lemons, make lemonade.”
I believe your attitude determines your altitude. In other words, you can’t rise any higher than your mind. You must be unlimited in your mind. Your mind is where most of your potential lies. Release your mind for the incredible and watch the unbelievable unfold in your life.
Keys to help you
Realize everything happens for a reason. Everything in life happens for a reason. There is a cause associated with every effect. We spend too much time examining the effects and not enough on the cause. When I talk to people, they want quick solutions to problems that took time to develop and might be very complex. They usually don’t want to talk about the big picture. When you lose focus of the big picture, little things will hang you up.
Realize that what you do today determines your tomorrow. Each thought you think, and action you take will move you closer to some outcome. Your life is too valuable to waste precious time and effort. No matter how you ended up where you are, chose to make the moves that will both change your scenario and ensure you never again end up in this place.
Realize how important gratitude is. When you think about all the good things in your life, it takes your attention away from some of your trouble. Take inventory of all your many blessings. If you woke up this morning, be thankful. If you have food to eat, be thankful. If you have a place to live, be thankful. If you have people in your life you love, be thankful. Write down all the things you are grateful for. You’ll be amazed at how blessed you are. Gratitude, by the way, produces more blessings in your life.
Realize the importance of speaking positive words. Words have power. Be careful about what you let come out of your mouth. Choose to speak only positive words. If you can’t say anything good, maybe you shouldn’t say anything at all.
Realize the importance and power of exercise. You’d be amazed at the impact exercise has on your life and outlook. People who exercise regularly are much more optimistic. Getting your blood circulating and the oxygen flowing through your body will do wonders for you. Try it. You’ll see.
Realize the benefit of hanging around positive people. Positive people will have a positive effect on your life. There are two types of people – battery chargers and battery drainers. Battery chargers give you positive energy when you are in their presence. Battery drainers will bring you down. Be careful who you spend your time with.