Positive Thinking Leads to More Productivity

Dr. Purushothaman
September 21, 2013

Are you not as productive as you think you can be or want to be? Could the key to becoming more productive simply be a positive attitude? While it sounds far-fetched now, below are three ways in which positive thinking helps you to be more productive.

Positive Thinking Productivity Increase #1: Get More Done

Think about the times when you are least productive and what is happening in your life during those times. In most cases, you are spending your time worrying about a situation or event in your life.

This distraction takes you further and further away from your ultimate goal. By learning to tune out the worrisome thoughts, you free your mind to think about the things you want and need to get done. By focusing on this, you will instantly become more productive.

Here's further proof why you need to stop worrying: when I look back at the times I sat around worrying about bad things, one of two things happened:

The bad thing I was thinking about wasn't as bad as my mind made it out to be.

It never materialized at all.

I bet if you look back at your life, you will find the same holds true for you as well. So stop worrying and start a routine of positive thinking.

Positive Thinking Productivity Increase #2: Accomplish More

When you have a positive attitude and a positive thinking mindset, you accomplish more. Even in the times you fail, you will look on the bright side of things and use that as motivation to keep pushing forward.

I know that when I am trying something new and I fail at it, I will sit back and take away all of the positives that happened. That encourages me to keep moving forward. If I looked at all of the negative things that happened, I wouldn't see a point in continuing on. If you decide to quit on everything, then there is no reason to keep living. Find the positives in all situations and use that as fuel to keep pushing forward. You will find that having a positive mindset will allow you to accomplish more than you ever imagined.

Positive Thinking Productivity Increase #3: Grow

Through positive thinking, you can create growth and grow as a person. Think of all of the great inventions throughout our history. Now think of all of the times inventors failed before their dream became a reality. We only see the final product, so we never think about the years of hard work and the many times they failed before seeing their dreams realized.

Same thing applies to athletes. We see them on the field competing. We don't see all of the work and sacrifices they made throughout their lives to make it to this point. They all had to remain positive otherwise the doubt would have crept in, and most likely they would have quit.

I enjoy reading quotes of many athletes and inventors for this very reason. Their quotes show how positive thinking plays a critical role in getting them to where they are today.

Final Thoughts

Positive thinking is very important when it comes to increasing your productivity. When you have positive thoughts, you rid yourself of worry, freeing up your mind to tackle other things in your life. This allows you to accomplish more and grow both as a person and as a creator. So what are you waiting for? Start a healthy routine of positive thinking today!

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