Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How to Live More Positively

Positive thinking, self-growth, thinking yourself to success – so much has been said about these subjects, but is it really achievable? The truth is that the power of our minds to influence our actions cannot be underestimated.

Not everybody believes or accepts the power of positive thinking. But there is undeniable truth that negative thoughts, words and attitudes bring up negative and unhappy moods and actions. Negativity breeds more negativity, a vicious, never-ending cycle that can only lead to failure, frustration and disappointment. Conversely, positive thinking will do the exact opposite; positive thoughts can only beget positive actions, leading to a happier, healthier, more successful life.

So how do we move beyond positive thinking towards positive living? The first step is always to decide that you can be a more positive person. Many people cannot even move beyond this first step, coming up with all sorts of excuses (“I’m stuck in a lousy job”, “I’m never going to have a successful long-term relationship”, etc.) as to why they cannot be more positive. But, know this, no matter what your life is like, being more positive is entirely your choice to make.

Next, you need to commit 100% to the idea of positive thinking and positive living at all times. Now this is harder than simply choosing to be positive. This commitment requires you to remain positive even when things seem to be going wrong in every possible way. But the truth is that the most successful people are those who are able to commit and persevere and ultimately move beyond the situations they face. These people know how to make the best of what the hand they have been dealt. Rather than crying over what they don't have they are happy about what they do. 

Positive thinking requires commitment, persistence and hard work. But once you’ve trained your mind to habitually remove all negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, you will find yourself in a better position to achieve the success, happiness and wealth you’ve always dreamed of. 

Cheryl Lacey Donovan is the creator of the Golden Life Coaching/Mentoring System. To learn more about Cheryl or coaching system or to have Cheryl speak at your next event visit her website  or contact Carolyn Hall of the Cl3 Agency here

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