Personal Development

Have A Positive Attitude!

May 5, 2007

Sometimes, circumstances can influence your attitude towards your predicament or situation and you wonder, how a person who is normally optimistic or has a positive attitude, can suddenly turn negative. Well, our attitude is the way of looking at the world. There are definitely situational factors that influence our attitudes, behaviour and thoughts. But it’s always important to maintain a positive attitude despite being faced with challenges or situations that just cause you to just be flooded with negative thoughts.

Now, just listen to your thoughts. What thoughts fill your head? Are they positive, or negative?

Well, your thoughts are very powerful because they can affect your attitude! Which in turn, can affect your appearance, your physical well being and your behaviour. Last but not least, it can also affect people around you. Think about the people you hang out with. Are they people with positive or negative attitudes?

I’m sure you feel more relaxed and happy when around people with positive attitude. That’s because Positive Thoughts have a filling effect and are motivating. So people with  positive thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude. And because they have such a positive attitude, they attract people to them. They attract the good things to them.

Negative thoughts on the other hand have a sapping effect on people. Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can turn a a joyous occasion into a depressing one. And sad to say, people are repelled from those with negative attitude. If you choose to focus on the negative things in the world, your negative attitude will be reflected in every aspect of your life.

Seriously speaking, you have much to gain from a very positive attitude. A positive attitude promotes better health, encourages better socialising with people and you will be able to handle stress and problems better because you are optimistic that things will get better or instead of harping on what you can’t do, you might be searching for solutions. Problems also become something you can overcome.

A positive attitude starts with a healthy outlook of life and self. You need to love the way you are and be satisfied and  confident. Moreover, others around you need to be functioning in the same manner as you are, in order for you to get support. feel the same way. If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well.


You could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.

A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude will make you feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way. If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead?

He/she may actually be sending a signal for attention. Negative feelings such as sadness, anger, disappointment are unavoidable in life, but it is when we keep dwelling on them that we program ourselves automatically to think negatively.

Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, we need to always carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life. And this positive attitude can be of benefit to other people around us.

For instance, when people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.

Always remember to focus on the good things in life. Well, you really do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. 🙂 So do start adopting one today!

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  • Reply Calvin May 6, 2007 at 1:57 AM

    That was well said..

    Everyone should learn to adopt a positive attitude. Our thoughts will manifest in our reality. Nonetheless, I’m sure we all tend to adopt several negative thoughts at time. So its even more important to practise what we preach. Right dear?

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- May 6, 2007 at 10:41 PM

    Yesh dear.. well, this is a lesson well-learnt by me. Negative thoughts need to be eradicated and we need to look at the positive side of things, in order to be able to achieve our fullest potential and our goals! 🙂

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