“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking” ~Susan Taylor
Positive thinking is expecting good and favorable results. An optimistic mind waits for happiness, health and a happy ending in any situation.
Is it an easy mindset to cultivate? Yes and No! It solely depends upon the way you directs your thought.
As you meet more successful people, you will understand that the success they enjoy now is the result of a shift in their mindset towards optimism. They changed their lifestyle around positive thinking.
Let’s see how you can practice the power of positive thinking to achieve greatness and optimal life…a life you truly love.
Remove “can’t” from your personal vocabulary
Successful people have an aversion to the word “can’t”. When you restrict yourself from something because you think that you “can’t” do it, you are only withholding your great potential. You CAN do it. We all are capable of greatness.
Tip: Recite “I CAN do this” to yourself 7 times when in doubt.
Say to yourself “You have the power to create the life you want”
Often, difficult times will create self-doubt of whether you are capable and deserving of what you want to achieve. Shift such thoughts to words that enhance your confidence. Talk to yourself about the talents you already have and create a higher self-esteem. This will help you to be more optimistic.
You have come this far, don’t give up
When you feel like you are in a rut, think about the struggle you have faced to reach this far. You got to tell your mind that striving for progress is the key to success. It is easy to give up, but the champions are the survivors. Train your mind with positive affirmations like “No matter what, I won’t give up”.
Success is the result of consistent habits
Make use of a goal setting app to keep you on track with the necessary actions that take you to a higher level. Be it a personal goal or professional one, have fixed goals with deadlines to complete and track your progress on the go.
Choose a reward when you get there
Enjoy an outdoor run, a date night with your spouse or a hangout with friends. Set a reward that excites you. This motivates you to do the tasks at hand and create a positive outlook to achieve the goal.
Divide the tasks into tiny chunks
You will find it difficult to motivate yourself when the tasks seem to be a lot bigger than you can deal with. Divide the goal to small chunks of easily achievable tasks. Micro goals motivate you to move on to next tiny step without overwhelming you.
Release emotions and create intention
Find ways you can share your emotions and thoughts. If you find it comforting to talk to your friend, spouse or a close family friend, share it that way. Or if you are a person who likes to keep things more personal, a journal app or just writing on a notebook can give you a greater clarity of thoughts and emotions.