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Positive People are Powerful People

There is great value in maintaining a positive attitude and outlook on life.  Your positive attitude can also encourage others to be positive. A positive person motivates achievement, teaches confidence, changes attitudes and is considerate towards work and family life. A positive person decides to live with a positive outlook and attitude to change their own life and influence the people around them. This makes them powerful. 

The 3 Key Points on How to Harness the Power of Positivity.

A positive mindset and attitude have also been known to conquer illnesses, extend life span, help create better coping skills, restore broken relationships, increase your immune system as well as establish emotional and mental health and wellness. 

If you want to channel the power of being positive, here are 3 key focus points to be a more positive person:

1.     Practice continuous Gratitude

On the page, positivepsychology.com, we found The Harvard Medical School’s definition of gratitude: “a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals–whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.” 

Gratitude is an emotion much like appreciation and although a straightforward concept, people underestimate how they can benefit from expressing gratefulness within their lives, especially in a time where change and challenges are inevitable. It was Buddha who was quoted as saying, “What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” 

The mind is an extremely powerful organ, and quite a few psychological studies indicate that practicing gratitude creates happiness because it improves health, builds strong relationships, and generates positive emotions. Being grateful for things or appreciating something, is seen as a selfless act but can be very hard to do especially in a challenging or bad situation. It takes practice to “count your blessings” but once mastered this good habit can increase your positive outlook on life, making it much harder to keep down when you fall or pulling you out quicker when you spiral into hardship and distress.  

2.     Replace the Negatives with Positives

See the silver lining. Make a conscious decision to see the positive in all negatives. See the good in everything because one day when you look back, everything worked out as it should to get you where you are today. Believe in that. 

Another avenue to follow to achieve positive thinking is to remove the negative habits from your life and replacing them with positive ones. You have the power to change and adapt. Exchange your negatives or what causes negativity to positives or what will result in positivity.

Then keep a positive perspective. This will help you slow down your anger and irritability. Ask yourself “are you overreacting?” or “will this really matter in a few years?” If you keep a positive perspective, you will be perceived as someone who is open-minded, calm and collected, which automatically will defuse others and negative situations. 

Finally, stop playing the blame game and take ownership. You will be amazed at how liberating this is for gaining a positive mindset because you stop resenting others and looking for the fault in others. You are replacing a negative action with a positive action, which will create a positive outcome. This restores your positivity – mission accomplished. 

3.     Surround yourself with positive people

Positivity, as with negativity is contagious. Negative people hold you back. They drag you down with them. If you want to be a more positive and happier person, you should surround yourself with people who challenge you, in a good way; people who make you laugh; people who inspire and motivate you; and people who lift you up. Rid yourself of negative people. Don’t listen to their negative opinions and their gloomy advice. 

You will become who you hang out with. The type of people you allow into your crowd will influence your actions and your decisions. Positive, motivated, and inspirational people make you want to aspire to be a better version of yourself. To reach your goals and dreams you need cheerleaders along the way, not doom prophets who constantly remind you why you can’t. 

Don’t listen to insults. Don’t listen to degrading comments and people telling you that you can’t accomplish something. Even Warren Buffet advises to “Surround yourself with people who push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. Simply bringing out the absolute best in each other.” 

You are presented with choices and find yourself at a crossroad in your life. Do you choose to live a positive life or a negative one? If you want to live a happy and successful, fulfilled life then you have to choose the positive path. It is that simple. Smile more. See the silver lining. Choose positive people over negative people. Replace negative habits with positive habits. Stop blaming and practice appreciation and gratefulness daily. Start today. 

“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins.” – Jim Kwik.