Positive thinking is making a conscious effort to think with an optimistic attitude and anticipate positive outcomes. Positive behavior means purposely acting with energy and enthusiasm. When you think and behave positively, you guide your mind toward your goals and generate matching mental and physical energy.
Positive thinking and behavior are often deciding factors in landing a top job or that big contract you have been hoping for.
The function of your subconscious is to support your thoughts and behaviors by triggering the matching psychological responses. Research has proved that positive thinking and behavior have a powerful impact on personal performance, confidence and even health. Positive thinking causes the brain to generate matching, positive chemical and physical responses, such as increased mental alertness and physical energy, improved respiration and circulation, and increased beneficial endorphins. Thinking positively actually boosts your ability to perform and project enthusiasm, energy, competence, and confidence!
Negative thinking causes the brain to stimulate matching negative chemical and physical responses, such as increased blood pressure, reduced mental alertness, increased anxiety, decreased physical energy, and flight or fight reactions and responses.
These responses decrease energy, creativity, and performance and simultaneously erode self confidence.
Follow these steps to form the habit of positive thinking to boost your success.
- Deliberately motivate yourself every day
Think of yourself as successful, and expect positive outcomes for everything you attempt.
- Project energy and enthusiasm
Develop the habit of speaking, moving and acting with these qualities. It will make you a better employee and a better employer!
- Practice this positive mind-set until it becomes a habit.
Repetition forms habits. This habit will help you reach your peak potential
- Dwell on past successes
Focus on past successes to remind yourself of your abilities will help you to attain your goals. It does no good to yourself or your future if you dwell on bad past events. Focus on the future and you will get there. Focus on the past and you will relive and repeat it.