In order to achieve success and live a happy life, there is every need to stay positive at every point in time.
We either choose to stay positive or we choose to stay negative. These two states of mind are directly opposite to each other and are constantly creating our results in life.
These state of mind can be controlled by you and I because we possess within us supernatural power, which, when we handle it unconsciously is often prejudicial to us but when we handle it consciously is often beneficial to us.
Staying positive is a state of the mind.
Your state of mind determines the way you react, approach situations, and your conduct.
No one has the power to decide your state of mind, though the negative attitudes of people towards you may tend to alter the positive state of your mind but you have the power to ignore their attitudes and maintain a positive state of mind. Right?
In order to be happy, productive ,easy-going and peaceful, you have to always stay positive.
We live in a world where there are a lot of negative influences that are liable to rob us of our ability to always stay positive.
Most things we see and hear every day are very discouraging and are impacting negatively on us. This leaves the big question: how can one stay positive in our present world??
I believe the 5 practical ways to stay positive suggested in this article will provide the answer to that question and any other question you may be asking.
Here is number one.
1.Control Your Thoughts
Thoughts are things, and one of the most powerful tools used to create things.
There are two major kinds of thoughts, namely : positive and negative thoughts. The former is responsible for creating positive things while the later is responsible for creating negative things.
Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
Men do not attract what they want but what they are because what they think is what they are.
“You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are”—Brian Tracy
That is to say that you can only be happy if you think happiness or things that bring happiness. So, you can only stay positive if you think positively.
Therefore, always think positively, and replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts.
2.Always Use Positive Words
Life and death lies in the power of the tongue. What you say is who you are.
Words are powerful and effective whether positived or negative words, both are equally effective.
Words create feelings and affect the state of mind. Always say positive things to yourself and to others.
Do not use words like : I can’t make it, I don’t deserve good things, I can’t be rich or successful, I’m afraid, I am poor and broke, I don’t have, I am weak, I am ugly e.t.c
But rather use words that are opposite to those words mentioned above and also use words that counters any obstacle, limitation or problem in your life.
The use of the right words builds confidence and believe.
Sometimes the most beautiful things you hear are the things you say to yourself.
Start your day with positive affirmations. Encourage yourself with positive words all the time and by that you will always stay positive.
3. Always maintain Positive Imagination
We are being controlled by our imaginations more than anything we can think of.
The law of attraction makes it clear that whatever we constantly hold in our minds becomes our reality.
Imagine the kind of life you want and it will become your reality.
If you imagine fear or failure , you will attract it and if you imagine success you will attract it to your life.
So, always imagine positive and good things to stay positive. Replace every negative imagination that comes to your mind with positive one.
Life is beautiful, but there are a lot of activities, informations and incidents in our environments that tend to sell us the idea that life is so unfair.
The news we watch on television, the radio stations, and the newspapers are full of bad news and junks that pass negative emotions which affects our minds.
If you really want to stay positive, cut off any engagement that affects your mind negatively.
Turn off those TV or radio stations that are dessiminating bad news that are discouraging and switch to other stations that you can draw inspirations and motivations from.
5. Always Be Grateful
You have to always be grateful in life. Do not be bothered by what you do not have but rather consider the things you have and be thankful for having them.
Think of the things you have achieved no matter how small than the things you have not achieved no matter how big.
Look around your life, there are always more reasons to be grateful for than there are to complain about.
Gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe.
The mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.