We have heard about the importance of positivity, by thinking positively and doing things positively. It is acceptable if you are somewhat sceptical about the seemingly magical effect of being positive. It is said that we can make virtually anything into reality, by thinking positively about it. In reality, there’s nothing magical about it. If we are being positive, we will do successive constructive things that make us closer to our goals. Many books have been written about this topic. Innumerable self-help seminars and sessions emphasize the power of thinking positively. Regardless of what those motivators say, it boils down into a single principle: Your Thought Defines You. It is often argued that our current condition is a direct reflection of what we think about ourselves. As an example, if we are convinced that we can’t do something, then we actually can’t do it.
It’s also a fact that a mind filled with negativity results in a mentally crippled individual, who is unable to decide things and achieve goals. If you want to think positively, you should know that your thoughts are shaped by ideas. Idea is your preconception, which is a basic belief that requires no argument. Changing the underlying idea can be a monumental effort, but it’s something that you can do progressively. A common analogy is whether we see a glass as half empty or half full. If you automatically see things in a “half empty” manner, then you need to change that gradually if you want to fill your life with positivity.
Another problem is that we are probe to catch any dominant attitude in our environment. If our environment feeds us with negative ideas since childhood, it will be easier for us to become sarcastic, pessimistic, tense and irritable. On the other hand, it’s more likely for us to become helpful, encouraging, motivated, optimistic and cheerful if we are always fed positive ideas. One good way to chance your ideas is to know where you get them. Most of the time, it’s very difficult to change our environment. But, it’s far easier to move to a more positive environment. Seek friends with positive mindset and you will start to accept positive ideas more easily.
A positive mind will result in positive attitude and both will manifest into positive behaviour. By paying attention to our behaviour, we could understand out attitude and also our basic ideas. If some of your behaviors are negative, then there are issues with your attitude and idea as well. You need to go inward for discovering any attitude and underlying idea behind your negative behaviors. The way act and live will become your lifestyle. So, whether your lifestyle is positive or negative, it depends on many different things. If you are looking for fulfilment and happiness, you need to make sure that your attitude and ideas match those. It could be necessary to see things somewhat differently and not just focus on various negative aspects. You can move to positive lifestyle from negative one, by making changes with the way you see things.