By: Maria D. : November 2020 :
A positive attitude is the foundation for living your best life and being the best you there is. People who keep positive attitudes have an easier time tackling roadblocks, moving past setbacks, and overcoming even the most difficult situations—not to mention achieving their goals, reaching their highest potential, and leading a happier life overall.
Read on for 10 simple steps to help you keep a positive attitude in both your business and personal life.
- Think like a Goonie – No matter the odds, no matter the situation, no matter how bleak a situation may appear, Goonies never say die! Adopting a give-it-your-all-and-never-give-up attitude will help get/keep a positive attitude
- Avoid What Ifs – Obsessing with “what ifs” is a sure-fire way to tank your mood/mindset and lead you down a path of negativity. Think positive. Be optimistic. Don’t worry about crossing bridges until you get to them
- Keep a Sense of Humor – Even when things don’t go your way, try and find the humor in the situation, and you’re sure to get back on track to happy thoughts and productivityStay open minded/flexible – Negative thoughts can narrow your focus, throw you off track, and make you dismiss new possibilities. Stay open minded and flexible, and it’ll be easier to keep a positive mindset
Stay Open Minded/Flexible – Negative thoughts can narrow your focus, throw you off track, and make you dismiss new possibilities. Stay open minded and flexible, and it’ll be easier to keep a positive mindset
- Be Proactive – Being a go-getter gives you a rush of adrenaline and can help propel you forward with optimism and a positive mindset
- Set Attainable Goals – Working toward goals gives you a sense of purpose. Reaching your goals helps boost your confidence. When setting goals, don’t sell yourself short by making them too simple, but also, make sure they’re not unrealistic/overly lofty. You don’t want to do more harm than good in terms of putting pressure on yourself to deliver/achieve
- Don’t Play the Blame Game – Yes. Spit happens. But taking time to point fingers at who’s at fault is negative, wasteful, and doesn’t do anything to fix the situation
- Plan for the Best, not the Worst – While it’s always good to have a Plan B, don’t dwell on figuring out its logistics. By staying positive and planning for success rather than your failure, you’re sure to maintain positivity
- Keep Complaints to a Minimum – Don’t be a Debbie Downer! It doesn’t matter how big or small a problem is, complaining is a slippery slope which could suck you down into a deep patch of negativity quicksand
- Self-Pep Talks – Start your day on a positive note (or, if you’re having a rough day, head to the restroom for a time out) and give yourself a pep talk in the mirror. Call out a few things that make you awesome and repeat them 3x. You might feel a little silly at first, but in time, you’ll feel yourself standing a little straighter, walking a little taller, and just overall feeling really good