Ask yourself; is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you are optimistic or pessimistic. At the same time, some studies show that personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being. The positive thinking that typically comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. Effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, do not despair, we all can learn positive mindset skills.
If you want to instill one of the most important elements into your business culture and personal life, let it be your ‘mindset. A positive mindset is one building block to an individual’s success and, ultimately, the company’s success. A Positive mindset helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life, both personally and professionally. It brings optimism, makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. Adopting a positive mindset will bring constructive changes into your life.
6 Rules to maintain a healthy attitude
1-Believe that you create your own destiny.
2-Always maintain a sense of humor.
3-Always, fill your mind with positive things.
4-Be grateful or have gratitude for what you have today
5-Avoid everything that can affect you badly.
6-Try not to worry. If something bad happens or everything does not go well, do not worry. By adopting this attitude, you are going to believe that everything will be OK and fine.
To be ‘POSITIVE,’ you must understand positive thinking and self-talk…In a recent piece in the Harvard Business Review, Susan David and Christina Congleton write, “Effective leaders don’t buy into or try to suppress their inner experiences. Instead, they approach them in a mindful, values-driven, and productive way—developing what we call emotional agility. In our complex, fast-changing knowledge economy, this ability to manage one’s thoughts and feelings is essential to business success. Numerous studies from the University of London professor Frank Bond and others show that emotional agility can help people alleviate stress, reduce errors, become more innovative, and improve job performance.”
Positive thinking does not mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life’s less pleasant situations. Instead, positive thinking means that you approach unpleasantness more positively and productively. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst. Positive thinking often starts with self-talk. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of a lack of information.
With a positive mindset, you will see the bright side of life; you will become optimistic and expect the best to happen. A positive mindset is certainly a ‘state of mind that is well worth developing and maintaining.
Looking for a good book on the subject, suggested reading;
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Paperback – by Michael E. Gerber