How to Develop Positive Attitude

Dr. Purushothaman
November 22, 2013

How to develop Positive Attitude.

Why should you wish to develop Positive Attitude?
To be successful in life - indeed to be successful AT life, it is imperative to develop positive attitude. A positive attitude is the single most shared quality amongst the most successful people in the world. These people live and breathe positively. Spend some time in their company and you will soon believe - as they do - that nothing is impossible for them. There is nothing they can't do, there is nothing they can't posses. Develop positive attitude and nothing is impossible, life becomes easier and success is achievable.
Foster a negative attitude however and life becomes harder as you create problems for yourself, making success impossible.

How to develop positive attitude.
It has been estimated that thoughts flow through our minds at a rate of 600 words per minute - thats ten thoughts every second and because its human nature to worry, the majority of these thoughts may be negative in nature. Negative thoughts will create a negative attitude and a negative attitude will create a negative life. Negative thoughts are the weeds in the garden of your mind. If you want a beautiful garden you must ruthlessly root out these weeds. If you do not, they will surely take over the entire garden.

Develop positive attitude Tip 1.
Be aware of your thoughts. Any negative thoughts - whether you believe them to be realistic or not - must be dismissed and followed by a mental command such as "Stop" this method is known amongst psychologists, appropriately enough, as "thought stopping"

Develop positive attitude Tip 2.
Immediately following the "stop" command reframe your thought in a positive light, or substitute for a different positive thought.

Develop positive attitude Tip 3.
Positive self-talk and affirmations are known to be advantageous in changing attitudes. It is often helpful to write your affirmations on post-it notes and stick them places where you will regularly see them - Bathroom mirror - Car dashboard - Fridge door etc.

Develop positive attitude Tip 4.
Reading self help books such as The Power of Positive
Habits and attending courses that deal with positive attitude will all steer you in the right direction.

Develop positive attitude Tip 5.
Avoid spending time with negative or cynical people. Attitude is infectious so make sure you associate with upbeat positive people.

Appreciate that no one else can do it for you. To develop positive attitude takes perseverance and dedication but, like any other learned skill, it gets easier with practice. Remember that the effects will repay your efforts to develop positive attitude a hundred times over.

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