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Monday, March 2, 2009

The Powers of a Positive Attitude

The Powers of a Positive Attitude

I am going to ask you to do something very weird right now.
First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now
tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them
as positive, or negative?

Now let's say you are walking down the street with these
thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able
to tell you what’s on your mind?

The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer number
two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to
tell you exactly what you think, they will more or less have an
idea of how you are feeling.

Here's another question. When you enter a party filled with
friends,do they all fall silent as if something terrible had
happened? Or does everybody there perk up as if waiting for
something exciting to happen?

You know what? The answer to all these depends on your frame of
mind.

Thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude.
The attitude you carry reflects on your appearance, too – unless,
of course, you are a great actor.

And it doesn't end there. Your attitude can also affect people around
you.

Positive thoughts have a filling effect. They are admittedly
invigorating. Plus, the people around the person carrying positive
thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude.

Negative thoughts on the other hand have a sapping effect on other
people.Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts
can turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake.

A positive attitude attracts people, while a negative attitude repels
them.People tend to shy away from those who carry a negative attitude.

We can also define attitude as the way of looking at the world. If you
choose to focus on the negative things in the world,you will more than
likely have a negative attitude.

You have much to gain from a very positive attitude.Projecting a
positive attitude also
helps one to handle stress and problems better than those who have a
negative attitude.

A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you will love the
way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you also make
others that are around feel the same way.

A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect.
So,carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about
yourself,and you make others feel the same way.

All around us, the media feeds us
nothing but negative thoughts. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent
says to his or her child, only one is positive. This is truly a saddening thought.

If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and
you have to hear positive things as well. So, what can you do? Well, for starters,
you could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling
jokes with friends.All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in
turn promotes positive attitude.

Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us,
you can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the
positive things in life.

And this positive attitude you now carry can be of benefit to other people.
Sometimes when other people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give
them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen
to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without
even having to say anything.

If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative
attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a
signal for attention. Before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is
not wrong itself.But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy
either. There is a time to mourn.

As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the
overcome.

You do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show
that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop
a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people
you meet every day. So, what's not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

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