Wednesday, November 3, 2010
By Carla Jiroux Kaplan
Having trouble achieving your goals? Think positively. People who think positively are more focused on their strengths. This makes it easier for them to work out their direction and at the same time, drum up the motivation to make the best use of their time. Here are some positive thinking tips to help you become more focused, productive, and happy.
1. Be Grateful - Take a few minutes of each day to think of all the good things that are in your life. Gratitude calms the mind. It also shows you just what you are capable of doing, to make your dreams come true.
2. Be Optimistic - Are you in the habit of saying "I'm doomed" or "I'm done for"? Do you see problems as personal, permanent, and pervasive? If so, stop. Do not believe the worse of situations. Be optimistic. When you believe you can do anything, you really can. Such is the power of optimism.
3. Persist - Are things not working out the way you want them to? Don't give up. Rather, persist. Dust yourself, and start all over again. Remember that difficulties exist not to keep you away from your goal. It exists to keep away those who are not serious about reaching their goals. So, don't quit. If at first you don't succeed, try again and keep on trying.
4. Laugh - Do you know that simply anticipating a funny, happy event is enough to raise your pleasure-inducing hormones and lower your stress hormones? Make it a habit to laugh more and laugh out loud. Even if you don't feel like laughing, do so. You'll be surprised at how much better this makes you feel.
There are only a few positive thinking tips to help you become the best you. Use them well. Good luck!