Have you ever felt so negative about yourself? Everything that you have done so far is worthless? Or do you think you cannot become a successful person in the future?
No worries, it is a common thing in our life, and everyone has felt that feeling before at some point in our life. Sometimes we will feel happy, sad, stressed, feeling down, negative, and others.
This kind of emotion makes us human, and we have to embrace it no matter what. But, please remember, in everything we do, we can’t do excessively.
We must do it moderately, and then our life will be happy. The same things go with our emotions. We can’t be immersed in those feelings until it ruins our lives.
“Never reply when you are angry. Never make a promise when you are happy. Never make a decision when you are sad.”
Thus, we can never get rid of these emotions totally as it is a part of our life and surely we must live with them. But then, if you want to grow up, to have self-improvement in yourself, you must handle it well. To do that, being positive is a very crucial thing to achieve.
Furthermore, when challenging times come to you, being positive can help you stay calm and cope with the situation well. That’s why learning how to have a positive mind is very essential for us. Back to the topic, how to stay positive in our life? And how to stay energetic? Let’s explore it.
1. Befriend and seek advice from the positive people
The best way to stay positive is to befriend and seek advice from positive people. Your friends are the mirror of your attitude. Thus, if you are a friend and close to positive people, you will become positive, but if your friends are negative, you will also be affected.
You have to be careful when choosing your friend. There are all kinds of people out there, some are good and positive people, but some of them just want to bring you down and let you be buried forever.
They will plant destructive thoughts in your mind, making you a pessimistic person and weaken your spirit to success. That’s why it’s vital to have a positive around so that they can catch you whenever you fall and to help you go through difficult times.
Therefore, it will become something useful for you to remain calm and positive by seeking advice from them even when facing a negative situation.
“People can poison people; people can also promote people. People can push people up; people can also pull people down. Don’t just follow people cheerfully; follow people carefully!”
– Israelmore Ayivor
“Watch out! Someone taught me that I should watch the people in my boat; some may be rolling the boat while others may be drilling holes under it! So, I am determined to watch my circle!”
– Israelmore Ayivor
2. Being grateful for whatever you have
Sometimes people become negative because they are too greedy. They want something which is not theirs. They want to be rich, want to be famous, and be the most powerful person. But actually, they just want to possess everything.
For them, if they can’t get it, everyone also can’t. This is the worst mindset anyone can get!
The only way to get rid of this negative thought is to be grateful for whatever you have. Therefore, be grateful for who you are, what you have, and positively spend your time. Ignore those bad, useless and unworthy thoughts.
I’m pretty sure that with that, you can be more productive and effective in everything you do.
“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”
– Eileen Caddy
“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.”
– Rhonda Byrne
3. Think positive, talk positive, and your action will become positive
Some people usually have this kind of thought in their mind; I can never be successful, or making a mistake is a part of mine, or I’ve been a loser since I was born.
This kind of negative thinking will eventually become your action and end up you will give up on yourself from working on anything. That’s why the mind is the most powerful thing in yourself. It can change anything impossible to possible.
But, if you don’t know how to control your mind, even the possible thing will become impossible. Thus, think positive, talk positive, and your action will become positive as well.
Just for your information, being optimistic is one of the things that differ between success and failure. The successful person will keep working harder and harder because they are an optimist and believe that the sun will shine after the storm.
This will make them endure relentlessly to stay positive under stress. But, the failure is being pessimistic and overthinking. They just give up without even trying.
“If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.”
– Oscar Wilde
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”
– Noam Chomsky
4. Keep your body fit
A healthy body and a healthy mindset correlate them. You will need both of them in your journey to success. A healthy body will ensure that you can run toward your dreams, while a healthy mind will ensure that you reach your dream.
Besides that, a healthy body also can make you think positively without the intervention of the toxic in your body. That’s why people with a positive mindset usually go for a run or workout in the gym to keep their minds positive.
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
“I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
– Muhammad Ali
So, which one are you? The successful? Or the failure? The winner? Or the loss? And most importantly, the positive person? Or a negative person? Only you can decide who you want to be.