Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Power of Positivity

Have you ever wondered whether Positive thoughts truly have an effect on your life? Have you ever been around someone who seems to drag you into negative town? I have met a lot of "Negative Nancy’s" in the short time I have been on this earth and they are still, in my personal opinion, the worst people to be around.

My Dad always told me when I was a kid playing sports that if you visualize yourself doing well and think you are going to do well then you will. I never believed that until I grew up a little and matured. Positive thoughts truly have an effect not only on yourself, but also on everyone you come in contact with.  Imagine right now one person who has been in your life that you really make an effort to stay away from... I bet that everyone who reads this has someone who they can picture in their head, and all of those people have this negative trait blaring loudly through their actions. The truth is, it is easier to be negative and everyone has that trait innate inside him or her. Bury that trait. I realized that I cannot be like that, I must think that "the glass is half full" (another optimistic and positive undertone) as much as I possibly can.  

Positivity is a key ingredient to many things:

- Success
- Companionship
- Happiness
- Confidence
- An Open Mind

Barbara Fredrickson, in her book titled, "Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive," describes positivity as:

“Think of the times you feel connected to others and loved; when you feel playful, creative, or silly; when you feel blessed and at one with your surroundings; when your soul is stirred by the sheer beauty of existence; or when you feel energized and excited by a new idea or hobby.” — Barbara Fredrickson

Your mind is the most powerful thing in your body and arguably the most sophisticated thing in this universe; help it guide you to become a better, more positive person. Grow, Learn, and Succeed.


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