Cultivating a Positive Outlook for a Happy and Successful Life
The average person generates 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day according to Hara Estroff Marano, editor in chief of “Psychology Today” magazine.
Imagine if each of those thoughts is a negative one.
What effect do you think this would have on your life?
You’d probably be unhappy with yourself and those around you.
You would also probably find that you were getting very little accomplished at work or home.
You might also feel defeated and see no point in living, dreading each day.
Now let’s look at the opposite.
What if those 50,000 thoughts were positive?
You would feel happy, optimistic, and confident about your life.
You might find that you consistently accomplish your goals at work and home, making you feel each day was a success.
You would also be tolerant and accepting of others as well as compassionate.
This phenomenon of how our thoughts affect our outlook first became popular around 1952 with Norman Vincent Peale’s book, “The Power of Positive Thinking”.
The school of thought developed around the idea that happiness and unhappiness were a byproduct of our thoughts.
In fact, many believed that negative thinking leads to a variety of psychological and physiological disorders.
Throughout this guide, you’ll see how using positive thinking can change your life and help you become more successful.
You’ll begin by learning how success is connected to your thoughts.
Then, discover ways to rid yourself of negative thoughts when they do occur.
Next, you’ll learn how to tap into your subconscious mind for even more positive effects.
And finally, you will uncover ways to harness the power of positive thinking to use in all areas of your life.
Connecting Success with the Power of Positive Thinking
“Positive thinking is expecting, talking, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It is seeing what you want, as an accomplished fact.” ~ Remez Sasson
Everywhere you look you see interviews with successful people describing what they did to become successful.
The key is to look at how they do it. Almost all of them have a positive “can-do” attitude.
They use this power of positive thinking to help them succeed.
Your outlook is what your perception of success (or failure) looks like.
It has a big impact on your success.
The good news is that if you have a negative mindset, you can change it and your attitude to be more positive.
Here are seven ways positive thinking is connected to success:
It’s proven to help with problem-solving.
People who think positively are better able to learn new information. This improves your perspective and enables you to tackle problems and obstacles as they happen.
Promotes and enhances your energy level.
When you are in a good mood, you tend to laugh more, which boosts your endorphins and your energy level.
Positive thinking helps to give you control
By giving you confidence about yourself, your abilities, and situations.
Successful people control their thought process, turning a negative pattern into a positive pattern as the need arises.
A positive attitude attracts other positive people to you.
Successful people often have a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
The more people you know, the more doors of opportunity will be opened to you.
Positive thinkers are more likely to set goals
Follow through by taking action, which also happens to be one of the keys to success –
setting goals and following through.
Positive thinking improves your decision-making ability
By opening your mind to broad thinking and creative solutions while negative thoughts close your mind and narrow your thought process.
Successful people are often open-minded, forward thinkers who make good decisions and are good problem solvers.
A positive outlook builds resilience.
Successful people often face many failures and mistakes before they succeed.
Those with a positive attitude are more resilient and recover quicker when they do fail.
Success is more than positive thinking.
It requires positive action as well.
While positive thinking builds the foundation of success,
You have to follow up by taking positive actions.