How to Develop a Positive Mindset

Do you have a positive mindset?

Or is there somebody you know that is relentlessly positive?

A glass half full rather than half empty type of person?

Does that person have a really positive attitude towards life in general?

Do they have a generally “sunny disposition” and are liked by all?

I know somebody like this. What I have also noticed is that this person seems to have a generally happy life with lots of friends and social interaction. They seem to have a positive mindset in any situation

So it got me thinking about mindset and attitude and to pose the question – is having a positive mindset the key to real and lasting happiness?

That’s a big question which would be difficult to answer even by an expert – but what I can say is that at the end of the day, no matter what happens, we have the power to choose our thoughts about any event.

And if we have a positive mindset we are half way there in any given situation

Developing the right mind set – a positive mindset – will help you reach your goals. It’s probably not the answer to everything – but it will definitely help you along the way

Training Your Brain to Develop a Positive Mindset

Just like anything else in life that is worth having, developing the right mind set has a little bit of work involved.

However, this work is not too painful. It really is a matter of training your brain and resetting it to a program you want to replay over and over again.

You must make an effort everyday to listen to how many times the voice of negativity comes to visit.

When you hear that voice of negativity that wants to sabotage your success, keep you safe, and makes you fearful, you must work hard to deflate it.

Give that voice of negativity to set in, look deeply into that thought and see if there is anything useful in it for you.

For example, if you are feeling fearful about a new endeavor, listen deeply and see if there is any validity to that fear. If not, then chalk it up to self-sabotaging talk and move forward.

Or if you are jealous or bitter towards someone, do your best to shake yourself out of those feelings so the do not come to the forefront of your mind

Once you have recognized the negative talk and realize it is not valid, move on to the next step, which is to retrain your brain.

Take that thought of, “What if I fail?” and change it to “What if I succeed?”

Retraining your brain takes practice every day. The use of positive affirmations is a useful tool in retraining your brain. Although it might feel a bit awkward at first, positive affirmations really do work.

A Positive Mindset – Align Yourself with Success

We all have goals. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail are those who succeed are willing to try.


If you are afraid of failure, see how you can turn that around. Maybe failure is a way of learning, but never trying will not equate success.

If you are afraid of success then simply ask yourself why would you be afraid of being successful?

Align yourself with success by taking on new things, new experiences and new learning.

Network in different places, join seminars, take classes to boost your skill set and your confidence.

Try something new you have never done before – public speaking, windsurfing, learning a new language

Set your own self up for success, put yourself in places where you are bound to succeed, and learn to recognize that even if you fail once or twice, the mere fact that you are trying aligns you with success.


A positive mindset is really how you think about things and react to situation.  Give it some consideration the next time you have negative thoughts or are nervous or afraid.

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