Life is a bowl of cherries.
Some cherries are rotten while others are good;
its your job to throw out the rotten ones and
forget about them while you enjoy eating
the ones that are good!
There are two kinds of people:
those who choose to throw out the good cherries
and wallow in all the rotten ones,
and those who choose to throw out
all the rotten ones and
savor all the good ones.
Your attitude can make or break you. It is virtually indisputable that your attitude determines how far you will go in life, and a positive mental outlook can help you achieve optimal success.
Having a positive mental attitude helps you cope better with challenges. When you are put to the test, and you will be, you are much more likely to find your inner strengths and overcome adversity. And that strength often rises from your winning attitude. Whether or not you believe that you have all of the right tools, skills, knowledge, or resources, your attitude can get you through the toughest of times and help you come out on top.
On the other hand, an attitude filled with negative overtones makes everything much harder to get through. You cannot win when you go into the contest if you go in with a mindset prepared to lose! If you expect to do well, your attitude will create positive, winning thoughts that will help you persevere.
Cause and Effect
It is important to realize that for every effect in your life, there is a specific cause. Through positive thoughts, you can control some of these causes and change the ultimate effects or outcomes. In order to change your future for the better, you must first alter your thinking in the present.
For every positive seed you plant, your thoughts will grow and reward you with a positive harvest. Negative seeds, of course, have the opposite effect. They will grow, but they will result in a spoiled and fruitless crop. You cannot plant negative seeds in your mind and expect positive results. It just does not work that way.
A vivid and defining difference between people who are successful and those who are not is the way they think. Successful people visualize their goals and take action to make things happen.
Unsuccessful people often dwell on the negative, spend their time and energy complaining, and worry about things that are unimportant. This negativity wastes valuable and irreplaceable time and energy that could be harnessed and focused on achieving your goals.
Practice, Practice, Practice
If you hone your positive thinking skills and develop the mental attitude of a winner, you will be able to overcome your challenges without giving up or giving in. No matter how discouraging things may get or how intently others may try to dissuade you, with your winning attitude firmly in place, you will be unstoppable!
A positive outlook helps you maintain your focus on your goals with a tunnel vision that eliminates many of the negative distractions and keeps you on a chartered course to success.
Re-train Your Mind
Train your mind to focus on the good. Develop a positive mantra or affirmation to help you get beyond the negative and realize the power of optimism.
People often worry about their physical fitness, but they do not give nearly as much thought to the fitness of their minds. Just as you train your body for peak performance, you must also train your minds by coaching yourself to think winning thoughts.
An effective way to re-train your mind is to look at challenges as opportunities instead of obstacles. A problem is only a problem if you allow it to remain one. With each challenge comes an opportunity to learn and improve. So if you search for solutions, you will find them.
When you internalize this mindset, you are well on the path to developing a winning attitude for a lifetime and reap the rewards of true success and happiness.