“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
― Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
Your mind is a powerful thing, and science is proving this more and more. Your thoughts hold power over your life. Your visualizations, your assumptions and your expectations come alive. Can you see why it’s so important to hold positive thoughts? Are you beginning to see the power positive thinking can have in your life? Let’s dive deeper.
What’s different about positive people?
Positive people expect success. They expect happiness, good fortune and good health! Have you ever met people like this? What do their lives look like? I bet good experiences seem to follow them wherever they go. These wise people are putting the power of the law of attraction to work in their lives.
Expect it and you shall receive it — believe it, really feel it and it shall come. That’s the law of attraction. Positivity breeds more positivity. Happiness and success, and the belief in both, breed more of each. Dedicate yourself to concentrating on the good and more goodness will follow.
How can I become a more positive person?
You may be thinking, “That’s all well and good, but I have trouble coming up with rent money each month, my last three relationships have been duds and no matter what I do, the spare tire around my middle seems to have claimed squatters rights.” Trust me. You can overcome this.
Here are a few tips for increasing your positivity and bringing more feel-good times into your life:
- Expect good things to come. Look for new opportunities and pounce when you see signs of them. Try your best to silence the naysaying voices in your head (or even in people around you), and stay the course with positive expectations.
- Drop negative Nellies from your life. If you surround yourself with people who dwell on the negative, they will drag you down, no matter how hard you fight back. Choose to spend your time with positive people.
- Use the power of visualization. Before you start any new project — a do-it-yourself project around the home, a new healthy lifestyle or a work presentation — visualize a positive outcome. How will that project look? How will a healthier body feel? What awesome responses will your supervisors have to your presentation? Really see it and feel it.
- Do what makes you happy! I’m not saying if you hate your job, quit and follow your dream of painting in a far-off European city. But do find ways to spend time being happy. If you love to paint, sign up for a class once a week. If you want to write, carve out a time for just you, a cup of tea and your journal.
- Channel Yoda. With all the Star Wars excitement lately, I couldn’t help but throw this in. Yoda says, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Believe you can do things. Eliminate the word “can’t” from your vocabulary.
If you’re looking for this year to be your best year yet, I’d love to partner with you on your journey to a more positive life. Contact me, Karen David, to get started.
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A nurse for more than 25 years, Karen David is a Certified Wellness Coach and Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. She brings her passion for well living and calm presence to empower others in health and wellness. Karen is CEO of Live Life Well, LLC.
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