“You cannot live a positive life with a negative attitude.” ~Anon That quote makes sense, however, it doesn’t explain how you adopt a positive attitude? The answer to that question is, you have to learn to act and think like a positive person. The first question you need to answer is:
How do you know if you’ve a positive or negative attitude? If you can answer that question you’ve a positive attitude, if you need somebody else to answer that question for you, you haven’t a positive attitude yet because people with a positive attitude are very self-aware, they acknowledge the thoughts that flow through their mind and choose which ones they are going to focus on and which ones they are going to let go.
How do people with a positive attitude act and think? We’ve already covered self-awareness. People who possess a positive attitude to life are also optimistic realists, they understand they’re is negativity in the world, they just choose not to concentrate on things they cannot control.
People with a positive attitude are always physically active, they enjoy exercise because they realise there is an increasing relationship between a healthy mind and a healthy body. One leapfrogging over the other, the healthier the body the healthier the mind and visa versa.
People with a positive attitude will have an opinion on things, however, they understand it’s only their opinion and everybody else is entitled to their opinion too, even one they disagree with.
People with a positive attitude examine the world from the inside out and not the outside in. They bring they’re attitude with them, they do not adopt the attitude they find along the way.
I’ll leave you with two of my favourite quotes:
- “Your positive actions combined with your positive thoughts will create a positive attitude.” ~Anon
- “You create your attitude to life, it’s not created for you.” ~Anon
Have I got a positive attitude to life? Not yet, however, I’m getting closer every day because I have the passion and desire to become a person with a positive attitude.