10 Ways to Build a Positive Mental Attitude
Posted On January 1, 2009 (10:32 pm) In To the Next Level
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The news is working hard to make us fret about our futures-our ability to make it when businesses are closing all around us. Yes, times are tough, but you can “toughen up” – and enjoy the ride – by making sure your attitude is positive. Here Dieter Pauwels offers 10 tips for you to stay positive:
1. The choice is yours.
Your life is the result of your choices. You always have (and had) a choice. You can choose to let the current state of the economy bring you down, or you can choose to look for opportunities. Choose to focus your attention on what you can do and what you will achieve. The way you choose to see the world creates the world you see.
2. Limit TV time.
Instead read a positive book, start a project, pick up a new hobby, spend some quality time with your family-do something that will enhance your life. Manage your time around your highest priorities and values. How high is the TV on your priority list?
3. Use positive language.
Listen to the words you use. Avoid words like ‘always’, ‘never’, ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ and even ‘why.’ Say ‘I choose’ or ‘I want,’ instead of ‘I need’ or ‘I should’; notice the difference.
4. Surround yourself with positive people.
Surround yourself with people who are positive influences: people who speak the truth and support you. Expand your circle to include people who are further ahead in personal and professional development than you are. Disassociate with negative people who impede your progress.
5. Develop a Givers Gain mentality.
Give away what you seek without expectation or measuring. When you seek success, help others to be successful, too. When you seek happiness, help others to find happiness first.
6. Invest in yourself.
Listen to positive attitude audio CD’s, invest in courses or workshops, or attend personal development seminars. Read books from people like Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn, Charles Swindoll, John Maxwell, Da le Carnegie, Anthony Robbins, Jeffrey Gitomer, Wayne Dyer, Norman Vincent Peale, Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield and many others. People who write about how you can and will, not why you can’t or won’t.
7. Let go of anger, resentment, and judgment.
Hanging on to negative emotions like anger or resentment will drain your energy and hinder you from moving forward. The best way to let go of these emotions is to fully acknowledge the feelings associated with the initial negative experience. Honor those feelings and let them go as they no longer serve you; replace them with something positive. You can still hold on to the lessons learned from the initial negative experience.
8. Create positive, realistic expectations, and take action.
All too often people try to live up to the expectations of others: a parent, a manager, or a significant other. Make sure your expectations are congruent with who you really are. You are what you believe, and you become what you expect. Expect the best – and only the best – from life, others, and yourself. Take action on your expectations.
9. Start believing in what you really want.
Identify and let go of limiting beliefs that no longer support or honor you. Instead develop empowering beliefs that are aligned with your goals, values, and your heart’s desires.
10. Take responsibility for your own life.
Focus your attention on what you can control: your thoughts, your actions, your behavior, your emotional state, and your daily actions and activities. You’re the steward of your own life, solely responsible for the results and experiences you create. Taking ownership and responsibility for your own life is a freedom and tremendous privilege.
It all starts with your attitude.
Article taken from SuccessNet Online – http://successnet.czcommunity.com
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