Positive attitude

I am going to ask you to something really weird.

I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now think about what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative?

Let's say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who you met up with would be able to tell what's on your mind?

The answer to the first question is up to you. However, the answer to the second question can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to tell you exactly what you think, they will more or less have an idea of how you are feeling.

Here's another question.

When you enter a party filled with friends, do they all fall silent as if something terrible had happened? Or does everybody there perk up as if waiting for something exciting to happen?

You know what? The answer to all these depends on your frame of mind.

The power of positive thinking

Thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude. The attitude you carry reflects on your appearance, too – unless, of course, you are a great actor.

And it doesn't end there. Your attitude can also affect people around you.

The type of attitude you carry depends on you. It can be either positive or negative.

Positive thoughts have a filling effect. They are invigorating. Plus, the people around the person carrying positive thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude.

On the other hand, negative thoughts have a sapping effect on other people. Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake.

The benefits of positive attitude

  • A positive attitude attracts people, while a negative attitude repels them. People tend to shy away from those who carry a negative attitude.
  • We define attitude as our unique way of looking at the world. If you choose to focus on the negative things in the world, you have a negative attitude brewing up. However, if you choose to focus on the positive things, you are more likely carry a positive attitude.
  • You have much to gain from a very positive attitude. For one, studies have shown that a positive attitude promotes better health. Those with this kind of attitude also have more friends. Projecting a positive attitude also helps you handle stress and problems better than those who have a negative attitude.
  • A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you choose to love the way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you also make others around you feel the same way.

A negative attitude has, of course, the opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way.

If you want a healthier outlook on life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well.

So, what can you do?

Well, for starters, you could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.

Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, you can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life.

And this positive attitude you now carry can be of benefit to other people. Sometimes when other people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.

If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Don't get me wrong! Feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either. There is a time to mourn.

As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the good things in life. You will always have hope. Problems become something you can overcome.

You do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day.

So, what's not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: I suppose I don't really need to tell you this, but just in case you didn't make the connection... Because having a positive outlook affects EVERYTHING you do, it can be enormously beneficial to your online business. Start working on it right now.]

November 21, 2006

Comments (10)

John Moss
Said this on November 22, 2006 At 04:17 am
The power of positive attitude! Could not agree more with this article.
Mantius Cazaubon
Said this on December 4, 2006 At 10:08 am
I totally agree with this article. It's amazing how what you've written are things that most of us know, yet we fail to continually practice it. I guess we sometimes forget these things, so reminders are always useful. We would see more progress if we'd all live consciously with a more positive attitude.
Becky Brown
Said this on March 21, 2008 At 03:32 am
WOW! This is just what I needed. I awoke for the first time in years mad! new job new young boss... lots of negative thoughts on my side but, after reading this i had forgotten... dont sweat the small stuff! Thank you! I'm going to copy this and keep it at work!!
Said this on March 27, 2008 At 02:53 pm
great work ... if world becomes full of people with positive attitude there would be no misery. thanks for spreading the message to the world. keep writing such articles... these are of big help
Said this on April 4, 2009 At 12:56 pm
Positive Attitude is indeed a sure route to health and happiness. The more we spread this message the better and happier the world becomes. Thanks for the article. Dr Simeon Onakughotor (Nigeria)
Pooja Lamba
Said this on April 9, 2009 At 01:59 pm
This article is really wonderful. Positive thinking is very beneficial. But we often require reminders as we often give positive vibes to ourself but at times we are surrounded by negative thoughts and so we require your assistance and help
Said this on November 7, 2009 At 11:45 am
thnx...I learned a lot...more power!!
Gene Huffman
Said this on March 15, 2010 At 01:33 pm
I wholeheartedly agree. Over the past few months, I have undergone chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. Next week, I will have surgery to remove the tumor. As hard as these things seem to be, I spend much of my time reassuring friends who are devistated by the news. Radiation and chemo are not fun, but a positive attitude about the ultimate outcome and the reason why I was going through the process helped me get through the rough patches. And it worked! The mass has been greatly reduced and I anticipate a successful operation and recovery.

I look forward to building up my strength and getting back to a new "normal" in the months to come.
Said this on March 17, 2010 At 06:23 pm
I'm glad to hear that things are going so well with your treatment. I'm sure your attitude has a lot to do with it.
Best wishes for a successful outcome to your surgery, and a speedy recovery. - Glennys
Said this on May 21, 2010 At 02:02 pm
Plan your work-work your plan. You will show me the path of life. Psalms 16:11. I have a attitude of gratitude, for all things. Have a very bless day. Thank you. jimmy

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