Monday, November 15, 2010
Building a positive attitude
Being positive helps in achieving work, personal and relationship goals. But, with so much negativity around, we tend to imbibe a negative outlook. Here are some tips to help you stay positive in life.
The power of a positive attitude allows you to adapt, change, and also evolve. With a positive attitude, you enjoy your work, achieving a greater degree of team work and also realise the work, personal and relationship goals. Thus, once you start implementing these ideas, you'll be in a better mood today, tomorrow and always. Remember, attitude is all about choice. So make the choice today to usher in the positive.
Here are few tips that will help you build a positive attitude:
· Change your focus and sniff positivity: You have to focus on only the positives in life, banishing negativity. Begin by finding the good in others instead of the flaws and you will feel positive. It's what you make life to be. But remember, looking for the positive doesn't mean you overlook the faults always. Wrongs are wrongs, even in a positive environ.
· Be grateful always: Count your blessings, not your troubles. Take time out for the small pleasures in life and you will have innumerable reasons to be grateful. Actually remaining focused about complaining never helps. Rather by cribbing about things we don't have, we miss out the things we have. Always be thankful for what you have but never get complacent.
· Stop procrastinating: Give up procrastination for doing things now. Make it your habit so that you don't have regrets later. Procrastination often results in negativity fatiguing you more. The completion of the task fills you with joy and energy. To be positive, get into the habit of living in the present and doing it now.
· Keep off the negative influences: With so much provocation, it's difficult to keep away negativity. Moreover peer pressure is killing. Lack of self esteem culminates in smoking, substance abuse, taking to alcohol, pornography and even resorting to profanity. But these are no permanent solutions. Rather, building self esteem helps. Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves and feeling good results in improved performance.
· Start liking the things that need to be done: Some things need to be done irrespective of the fact whether we like them or not. So, when we learn to like the task, the impossible becomes possible. As St. Francis of Assisi had said "Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
· Start your day positively: Begin the day by being positive. After a good night's sleep, you need to get into that mood so that the whole day is positive. Morning mood sets the tone for the day, putting you in the right frame of mind to make every moment of the day positive. And to bring about change, make positive thoughts a part of your life. As William James of Harvard University said, "If you are going to change your life, you need to start immediately and do it flamboyantly." Thus, embrace positivity to chart your success.
· Be an eternal learner: We get education but we are often not truly educated. Intellectual education influences the head while value-based education impacts the heart. But education that doesn't train the heart is dangerous. Education that builds the fundamental traits of character like honesty, compassion, courage, and responsibility is essential. Gathering value-based knowledge for development is of utmost importance.