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or not – Optimism – Keeping A Positive Attitude

February 1, 2011 16 comments

Things in life I find annoying - Positive AttitudesFrom the responses to How’s your Post A Day/Post A Week progress coming along there are some pretty positive people in the WordPress blogging community. There is nothing bugging me today!

Today’s topic is Are you an optimist or a pessimist? As it happens, yesterday I wrote about negative attitudes and today I want to share with you some ideas on how to keep a positive attitude.

I’m including quotes from an article I read, Life Success Zone – I Keep A Positive View of Myself, which really just about says it all.

“I keep a positive view of myself.”

When I think about the person whom I have become, I am filled with joy. I am proud of who I am. I live by my values and I try to make a difference in the lives of others.

If you are not happy with who you are, life can be difficult. I have been lucky enough to meet such positive people since I started my blog. The positive comments and encouragement has caused me to reflect and try to understand how I can unleash the potential I have inside me.

Today, I choose to believe that who I am is good enough. I guard my heart and my thoughts from the trap of self-condemnation by focusing on the potential stored within me.

We all have it in us to be an optimist. The question is do you want it bad enough.

There is nothing bugging me today!


Quote for today

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim

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Negative Attitudes

January 31, 2011 31 comments
Things in life I find annoying

Positivity vs Negativity

Just the other day Piglet in Portugal left a comment about people with a negative attitude on Winners and Losers. I find people who are consistently negative somewhat annoying. This is what’s bugging me today.

It’s not the people like me who talk or rant about things and let you know up front that is what they’re doing. I’m talking about the ones where it doesn’t matter what you say they always have something negative to say. It could be as simple as when you’re talking about the weather. When you say ‘It’s nice and hot today’ they would reply with ‘It’s too humid today’.

As it happens, the very same day a friend posted an article Creating a Positive Winning Attitude on his website.

In it he talks about the challenges we all face in our daily lives and how we choose to view and deal with them.

Your attitude can make or break you. It’s virtually indisputable that your attitude determines how far you’ll go in life and a positive mental outlook can help you achieve optimal success.

Having a positive mental attitude helps you cope with challenges. When you’re put to the test, you’re more likely to find your inner strengths to overcome adversity, and that strength just might be your winning attitude. Whether or not you have the tools, skills, knowledge, or resources, your attitude can get you through tough times and come out on top.

There was a time when I wasn’t as positive as I am now, but thank goodness I came to realize this and what it was doing to me. I immediately took steps to correct this and life has been so much nicer since then.

As many of you know I have my health challenges that I need to deal with. Without the positive attitude I would probably be a hypochondriac and visiting the doctor every time I wasn’t feeling well.

An effective way to train your mind is to look at challenges as opportunities instead of obstacles. A problem is only a problem if you allow it to be one. With each challenge comes an opportunity to learn and improve. So if you search for solutions, you’ll find them.

  • Would you describe yourself as a negative or positive person?
  • Have you ever given any thought to how people perceive you?

Remember the old saying.

If  you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

This is what’s bugging me today!


Quote for today

It takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown.

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