Mind is a great servant but a terrible master. It can be your friend and enemy.If we need to tap into our full potential we can do this by giving ourself some positive affirmations, on a day-to-day basis. But rember to be honest with your mind and with your heart is the most important in this world than any other thing. Honesty is first chapter in the book of wisdom.
By making a regular habit of conditioning our mind to think a certain way, we give ourself the power to explore great new options.In today`s world daily motivation plays a vital part that we cannot ignore. Never forget hardwork is important because everything we enjoy is a result of someon`s hard work.
Don`t be afraid of emotions because emotions play an important part in motivation. I’m not advocating that we should all go back to the innocence of acting like children. But as a society, I think we can tone down on the ‘seriousness’ of our lifestyles.
Today I have asked a question in this regard on Linkedin i.e. –
What strategies do you employ to maintain a positive attitude?
Here are some responses—
On 07/10/11 6:30 PM, Bruce Eberhardt wrote:
its not always easy but if you can’t laugh you’d have to cry. as long as you’re still breathing you’re ahead of the game. keep things in perspective – all you can do is what you can do
On 07/10/11 6:42 PM, Hozefa Jodiawalla wrote:
Read books from successful people. Also try and keep some time for yourself during the day where you pursue your hobbies.
Listening to music also helps. Just remind your self to be positive and keep going no matter what.
On 07/10/11 6:51 PM, Suzanne Deliscar wrote:
Listening to sermons and inspirational media, whether online or on CD. Very helpful in confidence boosting and motivation to move through challenges and obstacles.
On 07/10/11 6:52 PM, Kristi L. Jackson, MBA wrote:
“Ever tried, ever failed, no matter. try again. Fail, fail again, fail better.” Samuel Beckett
There are two ways to face the future; one with apprehension, and one with anticipation- Jim Rohn
Give yourself time to pout, to cry even, but put a time limit on it. Them get over it. Start making a plan to crush that type of problem the next time it comes around!
Kristi L. Jackson, MBA
Women CEO Project
On 07/10/11 7:10 PM, Dr. Laura Umfer wrote:
Refocus. I use the cognitive behavioral techniques I teach my clients. I also stay healthy and have fun.
On 07/10/11 7:48 PM, Peter Lopez wrote:
I stay focused on doing the work and going forward. I keep reciting to myself the great things I have in my life, like my wonderful wife and awesome daughter.
I find that doing this plus staying focused on my work are crucial.
On 07/10/11 7:53 PM, NARAYAN RAO wrote:
Associate with others who have a positive attitude ; avoid those with a negative attitude.
On 07/10/11 8:05 PM, Neil Coleman wrote:
1. I read a lot of motivational and industry articles/blogs/newsletters every morning. You are what you injest.
2. I visit LinkedIN 1st thing every morning…it gets my mojo working.
3. I get on the treadmill…a good sweat gets everything going and activates endorphin production in the body.
4. My passwords are phrases that make me feel good…they may be as simple as the word “positive” or “energy” (with a number after it) or it may be a goal I have, such as a sales or revenue goal or even a health oriented goal (lose 20) or a vacation destination (Bahamas2011).
5. Surround yourself/converse with positive people. Rid yourself of negative surroundings. Use words like “challenge” instead of “problem”, or “learning opportunity” as opposed to “mistake”. Just acting positive will result in you actually being positive…again, endorpin production.
Hope this helps…Neil Coleman
On 07/10/11 8:09 PM, Dave Maskin wrote:
On 07/10/11 8:29 PM, Lawrence R. Gelber wrote:
I have always had one, and I keep it separate from my keys, which I always lose.
On 07/10/11 8:35 PM, Richard Hailer, Jr. wrote:
1 )Help others that are less fortunate i.e Volunteer 2) Be willing to share and “Pay it forward” even on the littlest things. 3) Let go of your ego; there are so many wonderful, well rounded people- go meet them 4) Exercise.
On 07/10/11 8:39 PM, Praveen Kumar Kambhampati wrote:
The best strategy is to be fully aware of what is positive and what is negative. Hope and Optimism are the key ingredients especially in change management. Awareness that things and surroundings both natural and artificial are an integrated network to protect and support each other for survival and survival is the strongest motivation for success. When interpreted in change management, when acceptance to change is tough, just give it time and be optimistic but don’t be obsessed and forceful. Change also deserves time to accept plus time to connect and time to integrate. The awareness is the key.
When we are aware that change is implemented on a situation and most others are not aware of the impact and benefits, it is wise to wait and increase the awareness in people first while initiative the change initiative. The implementation success depends much more on the initiator and mentor than those new to it and optimism puts the roots for a healthy plant and fruits in future.
Its like saying ” Think Positive and If you are not able to think positive, take a walk round the corner and come back here. Start all over again”. There is no choice but giving a bit of time makes us more prepared and confident and hence more positive.
On 07/10/11 9:07 PM, Shishir Somani wrote:
1. Relations are the most important assets; Keeping in touch on a regular basis with ONLY positive people.
2. Do not leave a SINGLE opportunity of laughing loudly.
3. Help often and ask for help, when in need
On 07/10/11 9:30 PM, ✔ Denise Campbell, Ph.D (c),MSPH, CHES wrote:
I’ve been labeled by my colleagues as the ultimate optimist which at times seems to annoy them. Although I’m not the perpetual Polly Ann, I have, however, “trained” myself to look for opportunities soon after a crisis, no matter how small or large. I allow myself to go through some natural stages of initial shock, anger, sorrow, and acceptance before I begin to look for ways to “rebuild.” Knowing that I have been resilient in the past and will be so again allows me to move forward. My desire to be successful and happy drives my positive attitude. After all, I’ve survived a lot of non-sense throughout my life and it hasn’t killed me, yet! Humor doesn’t hurt either!
On 07/10/11 11:24 PM, David Prior wrote:
Try to avoid working with idiots (please subsitute derogatory term of your choosing (eg: politicians (in the corporate sense); ComSci grad salesmen who think they know how software is produced (cf: pointy-haired bosses); consultants fresh out of McKinsey et al; recent MBA ‘graduates’, etc.)…
Remember that the best revenge is massive success! 🙂
Damn! I had a PMA before I started this answer……
On 07/11/11 3:04 AM, Cheryl Roshak wrote:
You have to want to have a positive attitude to keep a positive attitude to maintain one so it takes a bit of effort on one’s part to not go down with the ship each time some disturbance or crises arises in one’s life. You need to remember that life comes at you, there’s nothing you can do about, s**t happens, but you can control how you respond to it, rather than just being reactive or becoming hysterical when things go awry. First when I’m faced with a difficult situation, annoying or bad news or whatever could make me less than positive, I take a deep breath, stand still and do nothing as I assess the situation, no matter who is clamoring for advice or action. Giving one’s self time to digest the situation has advantages that innumerable. The world isn’t going to end, there is always a way to fix something, do it over, find another solution or if you must, drop it and start all over again. It’s called life, trial and error. Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. Letting go of control in all situations helps a great deal for we can’t control anything. We can do our best to plan and proceed but there will always be stumbling blocks along the path. Accept that and it won’t come as a shock when you encounter them. I guess it’s a way of perceiving the world from a less black and white way of thinking and allowing for a more organic style of living. Go with the flow. That’s how I do it.
On 07/11/11 3:12 AM, Mudassir Ehsan wrote:
Well…just tell yourself one thing every morning…..
There is nothing in the world which means the end-of-the-world….including death…coz there is eternal life after death…and Failure is never final….SO…never say die…stay positive in all circumstances!
On 07/11/11 4:18 AM, Ralph Melis wrote:
Find a job you like, and a partner you love. The rest is all superficial.
Now seeing my son develop motivates me every day to do more, so it will be easier to give him what he needs or wants later.
On 07/11/11 4:28 AM, Kenneth Larson wrote:
View the world kinder
Pause for beauty longer
Breathe the air deeper
Help a fellow traveler
Seek a chance to matter
Create something new
Improve the world
The present becomes
Make a vibrant memory
And hold it close today
On 07/11/11 4:44 AM, Peter Urey wrote:
1. Diet – avoid processed foods especially wheat and sugar.
2. Light exercise.
3. Time to relax – hot bath, stretch, listen to music.
4. Cultivate friendships.
5. Sleep well.
6. Diaphragmatic breating.
Do work that pays well but is also enjoyable – the enjoyment must be there.
Lalit – you appear to be a keen networker – am always happy to accept invites from serious networkers – my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
On 07/11/11 8:38 AM, Sidd Mukherjee, PMP wrote:
I would do what I want to do in life and if present work is not exactly what I want, I would still do it sincerely. The very sense of deliverying a work of pride promotes positive attitude.
On 07/11/11 8:42 AM, Bruce Symons wrote:
I always focus on the task i am after. Knowing when i get the task finished i will have succeeded at my project. Always set a goal and do not give up until the goal is met
On 07/11/11 1:28 PM, Niki Hill wrote:
Niki Hill recommends these expert(s) on this topic:
Lisa Johnson Mandell
On 07/11/11 3:52 PM, Mehak Naheem wrote:
study self help and train yourself and manage your emotions. I recommend Anthony Robbins, Bob Proctor, etc
On 07/11/11 4:37 PM, Caroline Bucquet, MA wrote:
From my perspective, I believe a positive attitude is a way of being more than a “strategy.” However, I also believe it takes a lot less energy to be positive than it does to be negative/cynical. It’s also more enjoyable (and productive) to be around people who are happy. But it’s not something that you suddenly have one day . . . Perhaps it is more of an evolution; and for each person the process is different – positive energy can be applied in business and in one’s personal life.
On 07/11/11 5:50 PM, James Parrish wrote:
I believe that you can only be happy by helping other people. That’s why I became a lawyer. I believe that as a lawyer, I can best help people in times of need. When they are at their worst, I can help raise them up to their best. And I love doing that every single day. That’s where I get my positive attitude. You don’t have to go too far to help others.
On 07/11/11 9:00 PM, Gaurav Mishra wrote:
I use this advice from a speaker “When you are frustrated with something, and thinking to give up, stop right there, and think why you decided to work on this.” that answer alone may remove the negative attitude because generally negative attitude is the result of lost focus from the goal. Person starts to think about other tiny things which really should not matter and went into a negative state, instead if he focuses on the goal, he would be able to avoid this kind of negativity.
On 07/14/11 11:43 AM, Gaurav Sharma wrote:
Try Meditation…..it helps
On 07/15/11 3:57 AM, Mark Leyland wrote:
Ensure that everyone feels involved, has a common understanding with regards to the change being delivered and also that they feel part of the team through their contribution.
After all it “cost’s nothing to simply say thank you or well done !”