I have been looking around the internet and also hearing people talk about being positive. So, I thought I would write a post about how to stay positive.
Nothing in this world matters for the most part unless you know how to be positive. This type of attitude will attract the things in life that you have always desired.
When you are negative, you are literally shutting down your power. But the truth of the matter is that you are not at fault for this. However, if you want to change, it’s up to you. You cannot walk into what you were created for unless you change your mindset.
Your success all depends on how well you can change your mindset to become one of positivity.
Understand that in the grand scheme of things:
- We are human beings.
- We are not perfect.
- It can be difficult to choose to respond in a positive way to negative events.
But, realize that it’s not impossible and in fact, it’s quite doable if you have the right mentor and/or strategy in place.
We have been taught and programmed throughout life to respond negatively. Think of how you were treated as a child. You were told to stay out of the kitchen and especially away from the stove. The reason is that of fear that you would put your hand on the burner. It isn’t your fear but that of your parent.
Then when you are out and having fun in the city you were told, “STOP! LOOK BOTH WAYS!”. We are told to do that so we don’t get run over by an unsuspecting car coming by and hitting us.
Yet another fear tactic. Although it’s based out of care and love for your health and safety.
Some of the areas in our life that perpetuate the negative thinking can start at a very early age. Teachers are synonymous for using fear to get the children to respond to what they want them to do. If their plans are not followed, they could lose their job and you the child would not be able to learn for that day.
How do we change our mindset so that, it’s reflection is that of a positive mindset?
Change begins with awareness of the way we react and respond. That’s the first way to measure if you’re a walking negative time bomb who could at any moment say something rude or worse yet, ruin someone’s day.
It only takes a second to make a new choice. New choices are how you begin to embed new thought pathways in your brain.
SIDE NOTE: Did you know that you have the ability to store 3000 years of data in your brain? It would take a city of skyscrapers in LA and New York to equal what 1 brain can do. Now you can have an idea as to how powerful you are with just your brain.
Now on to the method to show you how to stay positive when the world is so negative.
My number 1 method of becoming more positive is also accessible to EVERYONE.
I know that as a kid this method, we call reading was not popular among some of the students. I WAS one of those students that opted for watching the movie rather than read the book. I’ve since changed my tune and am an avid reader.
Listen To Audio or Video
Listen to an audio or watch a video. This can be done as an add-on task during the day to maximize your time. Sure a video has the watching element but mostly talking head videos (such as the one above) can be “viewed” and still consume the audio. Generally, you won’t miss much in the video.
The other option for audio is to have an audible account and listen on your phone or in your car while you travel to work. Maximizing your time when starting out any business is key to getting success faster. This also helps you in your life balance involving your family and work time spent.
Interact With Like-Minded Individuals
This one has revolutionized my life because it doesn’t really take you being in the presence physically anymore to get the same effect. You can do a Skype chat or a weekly meeting with a webinar. As long as you are able to interact with those that are in the place you set your goals to be. You’re hanging out with them!
Skype has been an integral part of any online business along with zoom hangouts. I have found that even an hour or so on a zoom hangout sharing ideas has
How To Stay Positive By Measuring Your Reaction Or Responses
Have you ever thought about how you react to certain situations? Perhaps you have flown off the handle while driving because someone came along and cut you off? If you pay attention to how you react to situations that tend to irritate you or cause you to go toward the negative spectrum. You will be leaps and bounds ahead of changing your thoughts and you’ll no longer be asking how to stay positive in a negative world.
One of the strategies that I like to implement is to have a scripture verse that I can think on during the day. This verse will speak to me about having the mind of Christ. It does a mind good to have a connection to your source all throughout the day. Try it out and keep track of your progress by writing it down on a ledger or piece of notebook paper.
This is the best way to keep your progress in front of you so you don’t get discouraged.
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Why I Wrote This Blog Post
During my twenties, I found myself getting depressed and that turned into negativity. People all around me started telling me how I viewed the world in a negative way. I never dawned on me that I could change how I viewed things and even my mindset. I thought you had to take what was given to you.
This thought pattern has changed drastically since going through all sorts of rough experiences.
Had I known what to do about it, I probably would have spotted it much sooner and made some changes. The good news is that it’s never too late to be positive in life. It just takes a split second decision to change how you are responding to the daily inputs of life.