A Positive Mental Attitude
It is always uplifting to meet a person with a positive mental attitude.
People who possess a positive worldview, one whereby although things may not be going great in their lives, tend not to dwell or get caught up in feeling sorry for themselves.
The old cliché of, “birds of a feather flock together”, supports the science behind studies showing that emotions are contagious. People who laugh a lot infect those around them with laughter. Likewise people with brighter perspectives tend to look for other such people with whom to associate.
It is also the case that those with particularly negative attitudes are inclined to gravitate towards others who feel the same way; a sort of victim’s club.
If you were not born with or possess by nature such an attitude, tendency or temperament, but want to acquire one, I’ve got good news for you: you can achieve a better outlook, grow stronger and more positive. The field of Positive Psychology is based on the premise that these attitudes can be learned.
Strength of character, sense of purpose and commitment to personal growth does not have a genetic marker. These are characteristics we can work to devel...
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How To Create A Positive Mental Attitude
Creating a positive mindset is not simply about repeating affirmations.
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It is also not about pretending you are someone you are not.
It is about learning what the components of a positive mental attitude are and then trying to incorporate those into your everyday life.
Doing so may not be easy as it may require a systematic shift, however small, in the way you have previously conducted your life.(See Newsletter on Staying Positive)
If you need help, hire a life coach or therapist to work with you.
Learn Optimism: This is the belief that although there may be negative or adverse circumstances that a person may be facing, there is a choice to see things as opportunity rather than simply bad luck or misfortune. This is NOT to be seen as simply having blind faith that something will work out when bad things happen, but an intentional emphasis on keeping the mind open for options and one’s perspective broad, not narrow.
Be Resilient: Elite athletes and high performing business leaders need not only to be strong minded but also...