One great truth is that the more positive your thoughts are, the more positive results you will achieve.
Brian Tracy, a renowned writer, has often said in his books that "Thoughts are causes and conditions are the effects of those thoughts."
Keeping a positive attitude in everything you do will go a long way in helping you achieve positive results. That is why it is essential to always keep a positive attitude in everything you do.
Here are some ways to maintain a positive attitude.
1. Understand that you create your destiny
You and only you can decide your life’s outcome. If you want that promotion at work, get it. If you want a raise, get it. If you want to work from home and make tons of money, do it. If you want to be in the NBA, do it. The only thing that is stopping you, is you.
Figure out what you want to do, regardless of any other circumstance, and then go towards your goal. Understand the world literally is your oyster. If you get fired from work, is that really a bad thing? Take a step back and think long and hard. Was that job even making you happy? Maybe you losing your job was an opportunity for you to take your life to the next level and design it in a way that satisfies your every need.
Tackle each day, knowing you are changing your destiny every hour. If you are positive, happy and calm, you can go towards this goal consistently and stress-free.
Keeping focused is an important factor in success, and remaining positive will ensure you are focused and ready for anything.
2. Surround yourself with like-minded positive people
If you surround yourself with Negative Nancys or naysayers, their negativity will rub off on you. Negativity and positivity are both contagious. So, surround yourself with positive and happy people - people who have the same goals as you do and the same dreams.
It's much easier to accomplish your life goals when you have a support team of great friends by your side every step of the way, spreading positive vibes.
Have you ever gone the entire day telling yourself you were going to exercise but never actually got round to doing it? Maybe you need to figure out what is important in life. Your body needs exercise. If you feel sick three times a week, you probably don't exercise enough.
Lack of exercise makes you sick. It ruins your body slowly. So, take 15 minutes and just exercise. You will love the feeling afterwards. Exercise releases many positive chemicals into your bloodstream. So, allow your body to do what it needs to naturally.
4. Challenge yourself
Challenge yourself to complete everything you do. Always give 110% and never any less. You will be amazed at how much you can physically, mentally, and emotionally withstand. Many people, for whatever reason, forget how amazing they really are.
They think they are less productive than they can be. I have experimented with this concept. I have stayed up for several days, working non-stop, just to see how long it took before I absolutely got to a point where I couldn't continue.
Of course, I had minor breaks to eat and relax for twenty minutes, but for the most part, it was nothing but work. After about 74 hours, I realized I was done, due to my vision being too blurry to continue. But I could feel the muscle in my mind building. I woke up feeling incredible and unstoppable.
It was a terrific feeling. Going through it was hell but absolutely rewarding. With that happening, I came to the realization that I can do anything I want, no matter how hard or complex. I am no better than anybody, but I'm no worse either. Challenge yourself. See for yourself just how incredible you really are.
5. Use Positive Language
The words you use on a daily basis can be the difference between a positive and a negative attitude. If somebody asks how your day is, respond clearly and loudly: "Absolutely fantastic!"
Positive words boost your positivity. Little things like this can make a huge difference. Use positive words and try to use bigger words. You will feel more knowledgeable and more professional, no matter what your occupation is. You feel better when you use bigger, better words.
Maintaining a positive attitude is essential and will not only help you to achieve positive results in the things you do, but it will also help you to be cheerful and avoid mental illnesses, such as depression and other psychological disorders.