The power of positivity
by L. Elliott Pierre
Optimists seek the valuable lesson in every setback or reversal. Rather than getting upset and blaming someone else for what has happened, they take control over their emotions by saying, “What can I learn from this experience?”
Resolve today to develop a positive attitude toward yourself, the people around you and your life.
Developing a positive attitude can help you in more ways than you might realize. When you think positive thoughts, you don’t allow your mind (conscious or subconscious) to entertain any negative thoughts or doubts.
After you learn how to think positive, you will notice amazing changes all around you. Your brain will actually begin to operate in a state of free-flowing, feel-good hormones called endorphins, which will make you feel lighter and happier. You’ll also notice a major boost in confidence and will feel more capable of taking on new assignments and challenges that might have previously been outside your comfort zone.
By reducing your self-limiting beliefs, you will effectively release your brakes and experience growth like you never imagined. Essentially, you can change your entire life simply by harnessing the power of positive thinking.
If you are in a place of positivity, your chance of hitting the perfect punt is higher, much higher, because you are thinking about what you want to do, not what you don’t want to do, or what you don’t want to happen. “Your brain is the most powerful muscle you have.”
Make it a priority to surround yourself with positive people who encourage but also teach you.
Rewriting your own internal script can be a real game changer. By learning to reflect on things more positively, we develop new patterns for responding to challenges. Simple reinforcements about keeping things in perspective and putting a more positive spin on the interpretation of your own behavior can help reframe the view.
Sometimes there are just those days when you have to tell that inner negativity to shut up and give yourself a bit more of a smile in the mirror than that internal dialogue usually allows.