Positive Attitude

Published by Julie Anne Byrne on

What is a positive attitude? In short, a positive attitude is a mindset that allows you to see opportunities in life and to help yourself in your accomplishments. Having a positive attitude to life helps you to see the good in those around you

Having a positive attitude does not mean pretending that difficulties do not exist, rather it means having belief in yourself and in your abilities to overcome those obstacles and therefore, expecting positive results, regardless. It also means that you trust yourself to do the very best that you can, and that is enough!

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What the mind expects, it finds, this is a very powerful FACT. If the mind expects joy, happiness, success, good health etc then you will experience that.

Positive thinking dramatically intensifies your chances of success in all of your endeavours. You are more likely to visualise positive situations or consequences and disregard the thoughts related to giving up, failure, or obstruction in your way.

So in essence our thoughts are not simply otherworldly pieces of data that form in our minds and then disappear, rather these words and ideas that we think can shape and mould our lives and drive us toward success and happiness or failure and distress.

When you maintain a positive outlook and consciously harbour only positive thoughts, you begin to create the conditions favourable to you achieving what it is, that you desire. You naturally feel in control and rarely get overwhelmed with any challenges that come your way because it is in your makeup to expect a positive outcome.

Remember staying positive may not have an instantaneous effect on your situation, but it will likely have a profound and immediate effect on your mood. For positive thinking to change your life, it must become your predominant mind-set. Once you embrace positive thinking, you’ll start believing that everything that you desire is within your reach.

It is within your power to become as happy, content, or successful as you make up your mind to be.

How to maintain a positive attitude at work

We all know that not every workday will be an easy stress-free day. But if you’re prepared to have a positive outlook even on the tough challenging days that could make for a better work environment.

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We have all experienced negative people and working alongside these kinds of people can quite literally be soul-destroying not to mention exhausting as they drain your energy. If you can keep a positive attitude you will be more receptive to working better and more efficiently and you will be more creative and able to think of solutions to any problems you encounter.

You might want to consider the following five tips to help you during your working day;

  1. Surround yourself with other positive people. Find other people in the office that have a great outlook on life. These are your tribe!
  2. Be kind to people. This can be challenging especially if you’re busy but being kind to people costs nothing and make us feel better.
  3. Resist the need to criticise another colleague, unless it is useful to them.
  4. Don’t react to those who go out of their way to annoy you, their behaviour is a reflection of who they are as a person and not your problem.
  5. Don’t worry about what other people think about you, it’s actually none of your business! What is more important is what you think of your SELF.

Having a positive attitude at work can really be the key to your success. Folk want to be around positive people with an upbeat attitude.

Be one of those people.

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Does having a positive attitude help with your life goals?

Having a positive attitude and mindset brings about several productive changes in your thought process that can help you to be more successful in everything you do including achieving your goals in life. This confidence prompts you to work harder and to the best of your abilities, realising in some case hidden strengths and capabilities that only enhance your positive frame of mind.

A positive attitude therefore does have a positive effect and can make all the difference for you between success and failure in both your personal and professional life goals. In order to be successful at work or in life, you must first identify your goals.

This is where positive thinking plays a big part because the way you consider your strengths and weaknesses really determines your goals for life. Positive thinking makes you confident from within, which helps you to make all the right choices.

Realising short-term or long-terms goals is not always easy. Sometimes when we think life is smooth sailing, life throws a curve ball that leaves us blindsided and often our best-laid plans can be wrecked. Remaining positive during these trying times can certainly help you to stay focused and move ahead with single-minded willpower… it is only when you stay positive and strong-minded that you can focus and reach your goals.

How to stay positive in negative situations

The secret to remaining positive in a negative situation is not to allow the negative situation to affect your mind set, easier said than done especially in an age where we are regularly exposed to negative news online and negative people in life.

However, it is possible to stay positive and not to permit how you think and feel to be affected in those situations, similarly if you constantly think and focus on negative situations you are attracting more into your life.

Strive to make it a habit to replace each negative thought with a positive and optimistic one. You will need to be aware of the thoughts that are passing through your mind, and if they are negative, immediately shift your attention to other, happier and optimistic thoughts, banishing the pessimistic ones.

Staying positive in every situation that you encounter is a great skill, one which is worth acquiring and beneficial for life.


10 Comments

MissusB · September 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

This post not only brings positivity but also a self check on how we are at life. When I was younger, I tended to be snappy at people who are highly critical toward me. I never give them a chance to say another word when I say my piece. This however brought misunderstanding and fights with colleagues. I didn’t like what I felt and it gave me sleepless nights being angry at someone. 

In time, I learnt to adjust and get along with people. I gained friends and now I feel that I am trusted and well liked better than before. A way to deal with negativity is to start the day right with a smile and warm greeting. It helps to set a positive vibe and cheerful mood.  Empathy and understanding the people around me developed my personality. If I encounter someone in a bad mood, I don’t snap back anymore. Instead I have learned how to ask how they feel. It’s important to send a message that you are there for them.

At times when I’m bombarded with stress and pressure, I would stop and retreat for a couple of minutes. Not that I can’t handle it but because I want to readily face it with clear mind, good intentions and effective solution without lashing out at someone. 

I’m grateful for reading your post. It’s really good for self reflection. More power to you!

    Julie Anne Byrne · September 8, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks MissusB it seems you are definitely on the right track and appear to have learnt a lot from past behaviours.  

    I’m glad you enjoyed my post, I think self reflection is very important and enables us to re focus our energies.  

    Wishing you all the very best, Julie Anne 

Alvaro · September 8, 2019 at 5:35 pm

Hi Julie Anne! 

You got it right on point!  Without being positive and embracing life, you will never go high as you should. 

I had issues being confident in the past but now… it is more a matter of react quick (learned from the 5 seconds rules of Mel Robbins), positive and from the heart. 

Attitude is so true!! It is one thing that can switch the atmosphere in an instant. 

Thanks for sharing your positive vibes! Regards, Al 

    Julie Anne Byrne · September 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks Al glad you enjoyed the post, I’m not familiar with the 5 second rules of Mel Robbins, I shall check it out thank you. 

    Wishing you all the very best, Julie Anne 

Yomi · September 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm

I really like this, it’s so true when you say that what the mind expects it gets. 

A positive attitude allows you to see the good outcome in every event. This allows you to live life with less stress and anxiety; as you are not worrying about a possible negative situation. 

Your positive attitude has translated to a confidence in your ability to overcome any thing that comes around. 

Nice post.

    Julie Anne Byrne · September 8, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Yomi thanks for commenting and glad you liked my post! Wishing you the very best, Julie Anne 

Jason Kang · October 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

I totally agree with your perspective on positive thought.

I believe in ‘the law of attraction’. I have an interesting episode. When my wife was pregnant of our daughter, we saw so many pregnant women everywhere we went – in the street, on a subway and in shopping malls. We asked each other “how come there are so many pregnant women? Where are they from? ” It was so strange at that time. Now, I know the law of attraction, so it is understandable. I believe what you are saying in the article is the law of attraction – i.e, stay positive so that success and happiness can be attracted.

Thank you for introducing positive thoughts. I especially like the fifth tip on “what to do during the working days” – “don’t worry about what other people think about you”. For sure, it is more important to consider my inner self as you mentioned although it is not too easy.

At the end of the article, you mentioned that staying positive is a skill. What a motivation it is to me. It means that “staying positive” can be developed and improved through practice and efforts. I will put every effort to stay positive. Thank you for the advice.

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Jason

    I am glad you liked my article and gotten so much from the content. You are correct of course, when your wife was pregnant all of the wonderfulness that goes with being with child was in your universe, hence the reason why you both saw so many pregnant ladies, the same would apply to pretty much everything in life. You see in life what you look for.

    If for instance you decided to give yourself 24 hours to look for a green car, I think you may find that you come across one or two during that 24 hours in some shape or form, because it’s in your thoughts and you are looking out for them.

    The importance of our thoughts CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be underestimated. Try it out for yourself and let me know how you get on 😉

    I am a firm believer that what you think, becomes your reality! All the best, Julie Anne

Donny · October 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm

I remember one guy that once presented a topic on the power of attitude, it got to me I still remember some of the things he was saying in that seminar. Almost every successful person has always had to say something about having a positive attitude whenever they get a chance to talk about how they made it and are still making it.

I don’t really remember the name of this inspiration speaker but he says, ” I no longer ask myself if I can do it, I ask myself how I can do it.”  When it comes to goals I think that is a perfect way to win, think positive and work towards it.

I also think that positive attitude towards people is the best way to go. That means less stress and less drama and more friends. Thank you this is one of my favourite subjects.

To positive attitude (cheers)

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks Donny appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment, it sounds like you’re already there with your positive attitude, well done and cheers to you too 😉

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