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Positive Mindset – The Hard Work

The Secret, The Law of Attraction and Positive Thinking – all manner of people out there in the world are trying to teach us how we can all achieve everything that we desire in our lives. There’s also the other side of the coin, the detractors, nay-sayers and non-believers. It got me thinking, why are there people who are just dead-set against positivity and happiness in the world?

Having spent some time recently reading articles, books and other essays on both sides of the coin I’ve come to some conclusions – well, at least as they concern me! Maybe it’ll help someone else out there who may be getting a little bit confused.

Irrespective of the actual ‘steps’ involved in each of these, the underlying principle comes back down to:

  • Knowing what you want
  • Believing that you can and will have what you want
  • Taking action when opportunities present themselves.

Meditating or ‘positively’ thinking about what you want to achieve is one of the underlying concepts.

What’s wrong with this? Nothing as far as I can see. Every ‘successful’ individual that I have read up about all speak along the same lines. They had an unyielding belief that they would achieve what they were after. To me it sounded like ambition! Some pictured the finish line, others pictured the process and yet others pictured both. There are as many different ways as there are people in the world.

Another aspect or ‘step’ that is required is to be happy – whatever your circumstances currently may be.

So I asked myself again – What’s wrong with this? Once again the answer was a great big fat nothing!

There have been numerous studies on the impact that having a positive mindset or a negative one actually influences the way that we perceive everything in life. I won’t bore you with details but the bottom line is that studies have shown that those people who are positive and happy in their day-to-day lives see greater opportunities around them as opposed to those who have a negative mindset. You can easily try this for yourself. When you wake up tomorrow take a little bit of time to get in the right frame of mind even before getting out of bed. Picture the wealth, picture the happiness and the joy that you are after and remind yourself of just how awesome you really are – then venture forth into your day.

Being positive, smiling and happy when everyone else has a case of ‘Monday-itis’ has an incredible effect on those that you meet. It even has a positive effect on those people that you just pass by.

Happiness and being positive are actually contagious – just the like the opposite.

To the nay-sayers of the world I say this – when you first start out – staying happy and positive throughout a whole entire day is not as easy as it seems. Trying to keep your goals firmly at the forefront of your mind all day is damn hard work, but with a little time and constant practice it becomes easier and easier.

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