The power of positive thinking is remarkable. In fact, the idea that your mind can change your world almost seems too good to be true. … Healthy, happy people think about what they want, and how to get it, most of the time. In this way developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life. There is nothing as powerful as attitude. We often become disappointed and discouraged in life when things don’t work out the way we think they should. If we’re not careful, these disappointments will begin to rob our joy and we will begin to become negative.
According to a Stanford Research Institute study, 87.5 percent of people’s success can be traced to their positive attitudes, while just 12.5 percent of their success comes from their aptitude, knowledge, or skills. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. A person with a positive attitude is like a fruit of all season. Your attitudes and the choices you make today will determine your life tomorrow, build it wisely. You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be successful; if you have a bad disposition. Ability without the right attitude is wasted energy. Remember. Success is 80% attitude and 20% aptitude. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Therefore attitude is more important than the heritage, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance or skill. It can make beauty ugly and homeliness attractive.
One reason things do not ultimately work out for our good is that we develop a negative attitude along the way. Attitude determines your success or failure in any venture in life. It creates our world and designs our destiny. Attitude is a more powerful distinction in life than beauty, power, title, or social status. It is more important than wealth and it can keep one poor. It is the servant that can open the doors of life or close the gates of possibility.
Great Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and actions. The distinguishing factor between a good leader and a follower is an attitude. The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. Negative attitudes come from negative thoughts that come from reactions to negative behavior.
Hence be wise enough to walk away from the negativity around you; don’t let it infect your thinking. Don’t let someone else’s negative opinion ruin your reality. No matter how much negativity is thrown at you by others, there is absolutely no need for you to dwell and partake in the decay they choose for their own lives. If you allow negative attitudes (such as anxiety, envy, anger, bitterness, or pride) to grab hold of your mind, those attitudes will lead you to make negative decisions that will affect your life in negative ways. But if you choose to develop and maintain positive attitudes, your life will become positive as a result. Even when you encounter the challenges and tragedies of living in a fallen world, you’ll be able to deal with them successfully when you choose to approach life with positive attitudes.
How do we attain the power for positive thinking? First, focus on what you’re thinking about. Our negative actions and words are coming from our negative thoughts. The way that we think will affect how we react to bad news and disappointments. In trials, our thinking can lead to depression or it can lead to us enjoy fully. We have to make a practice of renewing our minds. Our body, including the mouth, has no choice but to follow wherever our mind goes.
The human mind is wonderful and powerful, but it’s far from perfect. We are addicted to our thoughts, and we can’t change anything in our lives if we can’t change our thinking. If you want to move forward with your life, you must change your mind. The condition of our minds determines the condition of our lives. In the highly technological world, taking control of our thoughts is essential. So, stop letting other people’s negative attitudes influence yours. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Positive thinking has many benefits including increased confidence, lower stress levels, better coping skills; etc. The mind and body connection is extremely strong. Your thoughts can affect any physical pain that you have in your life. Some people get severe panic attacks and blood pressure spikes that are initiated solely by their thoughts. It might be surprising to some, but studies have shown that positive thinking helps heart patients.
Our attitude (approach, belief, demeanor, perspective, reaction or view) can make a difference between success and failure. Never be afraid to check your attitude and adjust in a helpful way. Your life journey may bring many negative circumstances. Be happy when trouble comes, because troubles give you staying power and hope. You write your own destiny through the choices you make. Cheerfulness and gratefulness sharpen the edge and removes the rust from the mind. A joyous heart supplies oil to our inward machinery, and makes the whole of our powers work with ease and efficiency. Hence it is of the utmost importance that we maintain a contented, grateful, cheerful, genial disposition.
As you face the storms that come your way, it’s all about our attitude. The distress we face will either defeat us or develop us – depending on how we respond to them. Always use the troubles for good in our lives. We react rudely rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring. We can rejoice when we run into problems… they help us learn to be patient that develops great strength within us.