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How can I be More Positive?

How can I be more positive?

How can I be more positive?

To be more positive you should take the following actions:

  1. Set a series of ambitious goals that will benefit you and your family.
  2. Write definite plans which will move you in the direction of your goals.
  3. Concentrate your conversations onto how you can implement your plans.
  4. Stop talking about your fears; instead talk about goals and plans.
  5. Stop talking about the bad things that have happened in the past.
  6. Stop talking about the bad news; and instead talk about your plans for a better future.
  7. Ask people about their goals and their plans.
  8. Help other people to achieve their goals.

Personal Effectiveness : How can I be more positive?

1. Set a series of ambitious goals that will benefit you and your family.

Positive feelings are the result of a positive mind set. A positive mind set is achieved by setting goals for the future. Without visions of a better future, there is no reason to be cheerful. Only with visions of a better future, are there reasons to be cheerful.

2. Write definite plans which will move you in the direction of your goals.

Goals and visions for a better future are a not enough on their own.

You need to build practical plans that will start you in the direction of your goals. Only if you KNOW that you are moving in the direction of your goals, will you feel positive.

3. Concentrate your conversation onto how you can implement your plans.

Spend as much of your time as possible striving to make progress in the direction of your goals. You will feel positive to the degree to which you do this.

4. Stop talking about your fears; instead talk about goals and plans.

As you focus on your goals, you must stop focusing on your fears.

Too much fear is debilitating and ruins your capacity for rational thought and peace of mind. Keep your mind off your fear and onto your plans. Make a conscious effort to STOP talking about your fears.

5. Stop talking about the bad things that have happened in the past.

In a similar way and for similar reasons, STOP talking about all the bad things that have happened in the past.

6. Stop talking about the bad news; and instead talk about your plans for a better future.

Stop focusing on the bad news that you see in the press and other media, and instead concentrate your mind onto your plans for the future.

7. Ask people about their goals and their plans.

Don't confine yourself to just talking about your own goals, help help others to feel positive by asking them about their goals and plans, too.

Involve yourself with other peoples' visions of a better future.

8. Help other people to achieve their goals.

When you help others to achieve their goals, you will feel more positive. It also has the effect of people wanting to reciprocate and help you in return.

How to stay positive

Once you are moving forwards towards your goals for a better future, and keeping your mind free from fear of the future and upset over the past, you are employing techniques known as emotional management and conversation control.

Remember that you will feel positive, only if you have optimistic goals and practical plans for a better future.

How positive are you?

Try our fun quiz and discover how positive you are.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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