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8 Ways A Positive Attitude Enhances Success

8 Ways A Positive Attitude Enhances Success

It’s easy to underestimate the power of having a positive attitude. However, that would be a mistake. A positive attitude shapes your perspective, enhances health, increases productivity, and benefits those around you. It’s surprising how much a change in attitude can impact the results you’re producing!  This blog spans both of my subjects, ‘Working from home’ and ‘One healthy journey’ so I have to pop it into both categories.

Sometimes I know it doesn’t feel like it but your attitude is under your control, so you can use it to your advantage.

I’ve listed below how a positive mental attitude benefits you and enhances your success:

1. An optimistic attitude leaves a positive impression.

Your attitude doesn’t just impact the way you view the world. It also changes the way the world views you. It’s easy to pick those people that view the world from a positive perspective versus one that’s negative. When others view you in a positive light, you’ll be presented with more opportunities in life.  If you think about it, you know the people in your life who think positively.  (They’re easier to be around too!)
With this in mind, if you consciously try to Go through life leaving a positive impression, you can expect your successes to come more easily.

2. You have more control over your life.

Those with a positive mental attitude are more likely to believe that they can influence the direction of their lives. People with a negative attitude believe they are stuck with few options to make life better, who wants to feel like that?!  Happiness is correlated with the number of options you believe are available to you.

3. A positive attitude strengthens your relationships.

Would you rather spend time with someone who’s positive or negative? It’s an easy question to answer. Positive people are uplifting and make others feel good. Positive people are energizing.
Successful relationships are easier to create and maintain if others enjoy spending time with you.

4. You enjoy better health when you have positive thoughts.

There are countless studies that show the link between attitude and health. You’ll also save a lot of money by making fewer trips to the doctor and taking less days off work. It’s much more challenging to be successful if your health is poor.

5. Your productivity will soar.

Do you have a hard time getting things done? An upgrade in your attitude could help! Think about how much you get accomplished when you’re feeling down and negative. If your productivity is suffering at work or at home, it’s a hard pill to swallow but could consciously taking a look at your attitude help you.
6. It’s easier to persist during challenging times. Things don’t always go according to plan. If you expect a negative outcome, you’re likely to give up and go home. On the other hand, an enthusiastic, optimistic attitude will help you to stay in the game.  Many success experts believe that persistence is the most important quality a person with big goals can possess. Persistence is easy when you have positive expectations.

Set big goals. Be positive. Persist.

7. Self-confidence and a positive attitude go hand in hand.

By ridding yourself of negative thought, you create an ideal environment for self-confidence to grow and flourish. How can you have self-confidence when you expect the worst? A negative attitude suggests a lack of confidence in your ability to handle the situation.

8. Peace of mind.

We all have a limited ability to handle stress. When life becomes too stressful, our ability to be successful is hampered. The tranquility that a positive attitude provides gives you the mental space necessary to be at your best each day.

There is no downside to uplifting your attitude. A positive mental attitude has a positive influence on your outlook, health, relationships, and overall happiness. In turn, these improve your ability to be successful. Work hard and stay focused, but be positive during the process. You’ll feel better and enjoy the results.

If you liked this article, you might like to read our article on 5 steps to overcome the fear of success.  Click here to read it now

What good are you attracting?

What good are you attracting?

Coffee with a special friend this morning reminded me of something very important that I had let slide.  I tend to worry about things, big things, small things, and generally anything!  In the past year of being a mum, I’ve found all sorts of new things to worry about too, which isn’t so great for my peace of mind.  It’s easy to slip into that worried state and forget to come back out though!  So this morning in a conversation about life, I was reminded about the power of gratitude.

Let me explain, say you’re wondering where the last year went and feeling a bit overwhelmed that life is passing by a little too quickly, or you’re counting the days until payday as you’ve a little less in the bank than you’d like.  Instead of focusing on the time gone, or money spent, turn it on it’s head and think of the memories you’ve made in that time, or the things you’ve bought with that money.  So in the first instance, you’ve maybe had special days with someone special, lazy mornings, new experiences, a stronger bond with a loved one.  Or in the case of feeling broke until payday, think what you’ve spent that money on, ie you put food in your fridge to feed your family, oil to heat your home, mortgage/rent payments to give your family a safe place to sleep at night and call home, special days out and again – memories made with experiences you’ve paid for.

The exercise turns your focus away from feeling the pain of lack and moves you towards feeling of gratitude.  We all know like attracts like and gratitude attracts more things to be grateful for, so lack of it attracts the opposite.  By letting your mind get caught up in a continuous flow of negativity, you are blocking good experiences and inviting more negative things into your life.

I’ll leave you with a 12 min video from the amazing Tony Robbins….