How To Stay Positive
Secrets to maintaining a positive mental attitude, thought patterns and restoring optimism to
- Accentuate the positives.
- Bright side and silver lining should become part of your vocabulary, losing words like loser,
cannot, not good enough from your everyday thoughts, actions, decisions and communications
- Concentrate on ways to use your strengths and abilities and look for ways to improve your
- Do not get discourages, quit, give up, get put back on the negative track through hardship
and setbacks. They could be the beginnings of great things to come.
- Do not wish problems away, but put a different spin on them, making it easier to address,
approach and handle.
- Don’t let the negatives in your life drag you down, think and live MORE uplifting positive
mental attitudes and you will reap the reward!
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Engage in positive self-talk. Boost your own self-confidence and be your own flag-bearer.
- Find and infuse fun into everything and every corner of what you do, where and how you live
- Harder to do, but IMPERATIVE: Banish negative thoughts from your mind and concentrate
on the positives.
- Maintain a sense of humor.
- Maintain and sustain this lifestyle and mental state in all areas and aspects of your life…
including success on the job.
- Master the balances in your life, internal, external and allow optimism, positive energy in,
negative energy and influence, people, out. Having a well-balanced life will help you maintain a
positive mental attitude. Prioritize and only do what you believe to be your purpose,
concentrating all key efforts on the positive things, successes and outcomes.
- Optimize all chances and opportunities, finding ways to make even the most unpleasant task
and item, more enjoyable and pleasure-filled.
- Visualize success, anticipate success not imminent fear of failure, disappointment or regret.
Even in and through Biblical musings and the expressions of King Solomon, considered a wise
man in his own right, we hear the following words:
“Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it (the heart) are found the issues of life. For as a
man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 23:7
Is this positive self-talk stuff valid, or is it just a lot of bunk?
How To Apply The Benefits Of Positive Self Talk To Our Everyday Lives
There are varying expert opinions on the overall adequacy of positive self-talk as a long-term
aid to general improvement of a person’s quality of life, since every person is so unique and
such an individual that no two are likely to employ the process in exactly the same way.
Some people may view it as a magic cure-all that they need only employ a few times before
they will see results. Naturally, these people are doomed to disappointment, since positive self-
talk is only one-step in a long process of self-improvement and must be used often in order to be truly effective. However, other people who are truly desirous of making a long-term effectual
changes in one or more aspects of their lives. Moreover, who are willing to commit themselves
to a long-term program to accomplish this often have the drive and determination to say nothing
of the willpower and persistence that is required to make a lasting success of positive self-talk
These are the people who are willing to invest the time into encouraging themselves, especially
when nobody else is around to do it, in order to effect a long term and positive result for their
lives. By employing the positive self-talk techniques in this manner, they are in a position to
succeed in just about any field they put their minds to.
What is the basic idea behind positive self-talk?
The general principle of positive self-talk is that people are able to improve on some aspect of
their lives by concentrating on the positive aspects. Whether these are aspects that already
exist, or aspects that they want to survive in the future.
By focusing on these particular points and reinforcing them to themselves repeatedly, people
are able to create in themselves anticipation and expectation that they will come to pass. People
often use a mirror for this process, speaking to themselves as one would a friend to a trusted
friend. It is easier to confide in ourselves than in other people, but speaking to a mirror oftengives people a grounding and the sense that they are being spoken to directly by a person they
trust, reinforcing the accuracy of what they are promising themselves will come to pass.
Positive self-talk is obviously not to be mistaken for a cure-all of any sort, or for a magic formula
that will make the problem immediately vanish. However, it will create in the subject a sense of
anticipation and a determination to succeed that will set him or her well on the path to achieving
the goals outlined during the process of self-talking.
What are some aspects of peoples’ lives that can be improved by positive self-talk?
Virtually any part of your life over which you would expect to have physical or mental control can
be effected by and improved upon by the process of positive self-talk. Usually the areas that are
most easily influenced by self-talk, however, are those that involve the application of willpower
or a change in peoples’ thinking and mental state. Just a few of the areas of peoples’ lives that
can be and have been improved by the application of positive self-talk. Are the processes of
breaking an addiction, such as gambling or smoking, the eradication of certain fears and
phobias that interfere with daily lives, the improvement of one’s outlook on life and ability to
cope with daily stresses, the improvement of one’s mental focus and skills, the improvement of
one’s commitment to relationships, and the elimination of bad habits.
Many more areas can be worked on, though virtually anything, you can put your mind to can be
accomplished with a little willpower and a bit of positive encouragement.
Positive thinking and self-talk will keep you healthier and happier.