February 5, 2015
How to Live Everyday with a Positive Mindset
Our attitude is a combination of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Our attitude is our statement to the world of who we really are, regardless of what we say. Our life is merely a reflection of our attitudes.
Our attitude is the major factor in determining whether or not we will be successful in our careers and businesses, in the building of our families and in every other area of our lives.
Positive thoughts are the seeds of positive attitudes, and positive attitudes are the seeds of positive results. A new attitude always produces a new result.
The Bible says “You will be renewed by the renewing of your mind.” To change who we are, we must change how we think. Prosperity definitely begins with a positive state of mind.
The thoughts we allow our mind to dwell on determine the way we feel, which ultimately is reflected in our actions. Unless we choose our own thoughts, we end up following the thoughts of others. Only we can master our own thoughts.
We hold within ourselves everything that it takes to live a happy life. Happiness is not a destination but, rather, a way of traveling.
The elevation we can climb to in this life is determined solely by our attitude. Just like an airplane. When the attitude indicator indicates that the nose of the aircraft is pitched up, it means it is climbing and gaining altitude. What is your attitude indicator reading? Look up and you’ll climb up.
A Harvard University study revealed that 85% of the reasons for success, accomplishments, promotions, etc. were a result of our attitudes and only 15% the result of technical expertise. Still, our present school system spends 90% of its education dollars on teaching facts, and only 10% on training our attitudes. Our mind is like a garden: it can give back only what we put into it.
I knew something was wrong in May 1987 when thoughts of fear and unbelief began racing through my mind. I began to fear the worst for every area of my life. Every asset appeared as a potential liability. Every possible success loomed as a probable failure and every realizable gain looked like a possible loss. This was definitely my first experience with negativity and the fear of failure.
As I heard the prison doors of pessimism slam shut in my mind, my first fear was that I had been sentenced for life. Thank God, I found the keys to unlocking those gates, and I was once again able to experience the freedom of a positive mental attitude and faith. I chose to give myself my own reprieve. So can you! It is time to take control of your thoughts.
The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Thinking in your heart is different than thinking in your head. Thinking in your head is theology … it’s knowledge … it’s know-how. Thinking in your heart is what you really believe … it’s wisdom … it’s your passions … your convictions … your inner-drive. It’s your actions!
Here are five habits that will guarantee you have a positive attitude every single day in spite of your present circumstances, conditions, or environment.
Ben Kubassek is an international expert on social entrepreneurship, author, and speaker. He’s on a mission to help young people in developing countries launch their own businesses in order to create jobs and bring transformation to their communities.