Building Positivity in a Chaotic World

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“There’s something good in every day” – A mantra I believe in.

I have written this post on a different social platform, and here it is again.

What is it like to be in the right state of mind? Does it mean surrounding ourselves with positive people and having a positive outlook on life?

Recently I read an article about ‘the secret of getting into a right frame of mind.’

According to the article, the right state of mind is defined as being prepared and believing in our success.

Having a positive mind-set is not just about having pleasant thoughts, but preparing ourselves for whatever it is we want to achieve.

It takes practice, hard work and dedication.

While having a positive attitude is good, it is not enough.

Ultimately it’s our actions that influence our brain.

As the saying goes…

“When you are prepared you are confident, and when you are confident you know you will succeed.”

And as Henry Ford said…

“Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

Often we harm ourselves with negative self-talk that holds us back.

We don’t take risks, we feel inadequate, we choose not to be vulnerable, and so that we end up creating these barriers and limit ourselves from all the possibilities out there.

We choose in-action over action.

That can be changed from a simple mindset shift from ‘What I Can’t Do’ to ‘What I Can Do.’

There are also some simple actions we can take to bring more positivity into our lives…

POSITIVITY BOOSTERS                                                

  • Always smile – Smiling is a source of positive energy not just to us, but to those around us
  • Be Active – Find an activity that you actually enjoy and make it part of your life. It can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room!!
  • Learn Something Daily – Pick up a hobby and learn a new skill. Choose a subject that will help you excel and study it. Learning boosts our self-confidence
  • Give – Be kind and generous – it’s one of the best feelings in the world!!
  • Be Mindful – Practice self-awareness and live in the present moment. It’s impossible to get upset about the past or worry about the future when you’re ‘in’ the present
  • Connect – A simple ‘hello’ to a stranger or a phone call to a friend can boost our positivity
  • Reframe Failure – See failure as a way to learn and grow.
  • Focus on Gratitude – Take a moment each day to focus on the things you are grateful for. This will make you more aware of the positive things around you.

Please find the blog link below:

Beyond Attitude – Building Positivity In A Chaotic World

Lastly, what do you do for staying positive?

Characteristics of Successful People

Today’s blog is inspired by an online article, and I couldn’t agree more with the author.

What does being successful mean to you? The traits of extremely successful people don’t just happen by accident; they originate in habits and with practice and time it only gets better. I think making a small change is the key, and it is important to start with the basics.

What successful people DON’T do

  1. They don’t wait for an opportunity to come by and they certainly don’t wait for the right time to pursue an opportunity. Simply put: Take action and just do it. You might surprise yourself with the results.
  2. They don’t multi-task during meetings. If you want to get the most out of your meeting then stay in that moment and take charge- avoid distractions at any cost.
  3.  They don’t gossip. They set boundaries and they are good at knowing when not to cross their limits.
  4. They don’t use their phone while talking to you. It is not just unprofessional but rude as well; You are giving out an impression that they are not as important.
  5. They don’t live in the past. They may use the past as a way to learn and grow, but certainly not live in it.
  6. They don’t say YES when they mean NO.
  7. They don’t let small distractions get to them, such as something as small as an email or a phone notification. When you are focusing then don’t let anything to distract you unless you are ready for that distraction.

Do you agree? And what would you add to the list? Let me hear your thoughts.

Click the link below for more read on the traits of successful people

http://www.businessinsider.com/traits-of-highly-successful-people-2015-1