Being a successful big dreamer requires that you are clear about what you want–right down to the look and feel of achieving your dream. This process requires that you eradicate negative thoughts interfering with you taking action.
Old negative thought patterns and destructive ways of thinking keep us stuck in the life we’ve come accustomed to living.
Let’s face it, breaking out of a negativity rut takes real effort.
To help with this effort, the following video by author, professional speaker and personal development trainer, Jeffrey Gitomer, discusses how to change your negative thoughts into positive ones.
6 Ways to get a positive mental attitude right now:
1. Surround yourself with positive things.
2. Read and listen to positive books, CD’s, podcasts, and videos.
3. Say everything in a positive way.
4. Believe you can achieve your dreams.
5. Don’t listen to others who tell you that you are nuts.
6. Start now and work at it every day.
Research has shown that positive emotions broaden your thought-action repertoires, enabling you to draw flexibility on higher-level connections and wider-than-usual ranges of precepts, ideas, and action urges; along with increased cognition, which in turn, creates behavioral flexibility that over time builds personal resources, such as mindfulness, resilience, social closeness, and even physical health.
“In contrast to negative emotions, which narrow the scope of attention and result in a rigid, scripted focus on what is threatening and harmful, positive emotions broaden one’s focus to include what is beautiful, affirming, and life-giving.
Thus, people can intentionally increase their positivity ratios by learning to widen the attentional lens to encompass more of the pleasurable, interesting, and meaningful experiences in life, making the painful and dissatisfying ones smaller by comparison.
In so doing, people can learn to self-generate upward spirals that resonate within themselves and between themselves and others to increase their odds of flourishing.” (Eric Garland)
Having a positive mental attitude is an emotion you control. Research confirms that creating positive feelings has a significant impact on the outcome of your big dream efforts and how much attention you pay to the opportunities presented to you.
Find a way each day to see where some good is working in your life and build a positive attitude platform around the good to increase your big dream success.