When doing your research or probably on a social network platform, you tend to learn new things, ideas, and ways in which we can impact our lives positively.
When asked, the most successful business people say that a strong, positive attitude has been more important to their success than their ability. Havard Business School has consistently reinforced this view by saying that a strong mental ability is more important than ability for attaining meaningful business success.
So how positive is your mental attitude?
Having a strong, positive attitude can give you much including having strong mental and physical energy, more clarity in your thinking and more creativity in your thinking and your actions. You will also bounce back quicker from set-backs, have a greater influence on everyone in your life, including your customers and your employees and, importantly, be less stressful.
Generally, the more positive that you are, the more successful you will be in your business. The most successful in business often put their success down to their positivity, so if you want similar business success, you have to create greater positivity and develop a strong positive attitude, yourself.
I have found the following 7 simple ways work really well to create and enhance a strong, positive attitude:-
- Be optimistic
- Kick out negative thoughts
- Look to the future
- Don’t have problems but have challenges
- See the good in everything
- Learn from your mistakes
- Be grateful for what you have in life
Being OPTIMISTIC is a great boost to POSITIVITY and can come from belief in your own ability to succeed and the confidence to know that you will succeed.
If you have doubts about your success, keep saying to yourself: “I CAN DO THIS.”
KICK OUT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
If you have doubts in your ability, these are NEGATIVE THOUGHTS and these along with other negative thoughts will diminish how POSITIVITY.
Whenever you have a negative thought enter your mind, you should think to ‘KICK IT OUT’ and replace it with a POSITIVE or a HAPPY thought.
LOOK TO THE FUTURE
You should always look to the future and NOT THINK about the past – what has happened has happened and is the past and worrying about it will deflate your POSITIVITY.
Try thinking about your goals and targets in the future rather than worrying about the past.
DON’T HAVE PROBLEMS
Positive people don’t have problems, instead they have CHALLENGES and rather than thinking: “I can’t do that”, they instead think: “This is going to be difficult, but how is the best way to proceed?”
SEE THE GOOD IN EVERYTHING
Try and think that something GOOD always comes out of something BAD and always try to see the good in everything. Life does not always go to plan and there will be set-backs and you will make mistakes, but don’t dwell on these, instead bounce back quickly and continue to move forward.
You should analyze what went wrong and learn from the situation and don’t repeat the mistake.
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
Successful people think that failure, set-backs or mistakes are all part of learning and are part of the success process and you must think the same.
Set-backs are there for a reason and you should see the good, positive side in every one. You should think that every mistake or set-back has a lesson for you in how to achieve your business success. You should learn from each and move on.
BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE IN LIFE
Many of us are luckier than we possibly think. We often don’t stop and take stock of our lives and think about what we have and what we have achieved. This could be family or this could be career, anything really.
It is good to have a vision for your life and for your business ambitions, but too often we concentrate on what we don’t have rather than what we do have and that can lead to feeling depressed or negativity.
It takes a short while to develop these ways, but believe me these do work when put together. Just change your thinking to be more positive and you will be surprised how much better you start to feel.
This piece is originally written by Robert Viney