In the game of life, it’s not the major things which determine success or failure, happiness or misery; it’s our attitude towards life and circumstances that matters. 80% of happiness or unhappiness will come from your relationships with people, while 20% would come from what life throws at you.

A positive attitude doesn’t mean ignoring life’s troubles. It just means being an optimist and looking for the good in things, rather than being a pessimist and concentrating on the bad things. Sometimes your perspective can make all the difference in the world.source

There are no guarantees in life, life is not a bed of roses, but with the right attitude towards life, every day can be worth living.

These are the benefits of having a positive attitude in life.

YOUR HAPPINESS IS ASSURED

You don’t have to be super wealthy in order to achieve happiness; a positive attitude awakens it and also sustains it.

YOU ARE A MOTIVATION TO OTHERS.

A positive attitude could serve as a motivation to others, and to you too.

IMPROVES YOUR SELF ESTEEM.

Having a positive attitude towards life builds your self-esteem and self-confidence too, this tends to reduce the negative thoughts about life.

BETTER HEALTH IS GUARANTEED

People with a positive attitude are known to have reduced stress level; they are more energetic and healthy than people who have a negative attitude towards life.

BETTER INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP.

People with a positive attitude in life get along very well with other people. They provide a source of inspiration, joy, and happiness to them and these people also long to be with them

HOW CAN YOU MAINTAIN YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE DESPITE NEGATIVE SITUATIONS?

FIND OR CREATE YOUR POSITIVE SQUAD AND STICK TO THEM.

Birds of the same feather flock together they say. Surrounding yourself with people like you would help to maintain a positive mindset about life as a whole.

LEARN TO SMILE ALWAYS NO MATTER THE ODDS

A warm friendly smile and show of sincerity is a tough combination to beat.

KEEP SELF-MOTIVATING.

Self-motivation includes our resilience and optimism and our ability to stay focused and committed to our life goals.

EXERCISE FREQUENTLY– deep breaths relaxes and slows our heart rate and helps the body to go from a high arousal state to a low arousal state thereby tries to balances the body’s homeostasis. Frequent exercise changes our physiological state which could affect our attitude in the long run in a positive way.

LEARN HOW TO RE-FRAME YOUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

our ability to successfully manage our negative emotions and thoughts so that they do not overwhelm our positive attitude is another important lesson to learn.

SET THE EMOTIONAL TONE AND RIGHT ATTITUDE ALWAYS – Emotions can be transferred to other people, it’s like contagious like a virus so is an attitude. In order to maintain a positive attitude, we must detect the tune of our emotions and attitude. Remember the proverb.

He who pays the Piper detects the tune.

IGNORE NEGATIVITY

the ability to identify and flee from negative situations would help to maintain and sustain your positive mindset in life

Mal Hancock was in high school facing a promising career in athletics when a fall paralyzed him from the waist down. He was hospitalized for a very long time, while in the hospital, Mal had a positive attitude about life, instead of complaining about the nurses waking him for his routine meds, he made a cartoon about it and the nurses all loved it. Not long, all the nurses in the hospital would stop by to see what Mal had for them each day.

It wasn’t long before he sold one of those cartoons to a magazine which launched him to a successful career as a cartoonist. His first cartoon was called ‘Hospital Humour’

This story teaches us that even when you can’t do anything about a particular situation, you can do a lot about your attitude towards the situation.

Don’t worry about what you cannot change, instead, use that energy in a positive and productive way. If you don’t like your state in life, don’t worry about it, do something about it. Worry less and act more, because worrying like the rocking chair won’t take you anywhere.

If you consistently do your best, the worst won’t happen

B.C Forbes

Challenges are what make life interesting; Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits and always have a positive attitude.

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    I’m a positive person 99% of the time, but at times I get frustrated when I see people try and do everything on their own even though they’re part of a team. I play football on a weekly basis and usually end up whining: “use the players”! “pass the ball”, “why did you do that”? It’s been 2 months since I stopped doing it though. It’s not like my teammates want to lose the ball on purpose. I find that staying positive and praising your teammates instead of blaming them helps the team to win more games.
    I can’t vote now, but will write down the title and come back in 2 days, cheers.
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