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What Positive Thinking Can Do For You

The answer to getting a pay rise, or that promotion that you deserve, or just being more content at work lies in the power of positive thinking.

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It takes just a few minutes each day and perhaps a change in perspective and you’ll be happier at the office or at home.

The power of positive thinking is timeless, and the results are encouraging. Ask yourself this question – what have you got to lose by becoming a happier, more successful person? The following tips can be used by anyone to improve their careers, relationships or their sense of well being.


Adopt a “Can-do” Attitude

If negative thinking holds you back, things have to change. When you think of your future, are you chasing things that you truly think you can attain?

It’s so easy to talk ourselves out of taking on more work or responsibility, just because you don’t think you can do it. When faced with challenges, tell yourself that you are the type of person who can accomplish it. Then just go do it.

The more you believe that you can do something, the more likely you are to do it. The more effort you put into your job, for example, the more you will get noticed by the boss, the more skill you will acquire, and soon, you will become the ‘go to person’ tat your colleagues will rely on to help them out.  And what have you got to lose? Nothing.

See a Bright Future Ahead

When you adopt a positive thinking attitude, the opportunities seem limitless. If you are confident in being successful, you will look ahead to new opportunities, and you will see a future for you whether that’s in a job, a friendship or a relationship.

Instead of always seeing the negative in things, try to focus on the silver lining (it really does exist). Plan for success rather than disaster, and you will be ready when it comes.

Stress Less

One of the leading causes of stress in today’s busy world is negative thinking. Letting your thinking turn everything into a problem creates a snowball effect of trying to fix, change or avoid the perceived problem. A positive thinking really does change all of this.

When you focus on the good and let go of the little things in life, you will be ready to deal with real problems of life when they come up and you will be more productive, happier both at work and at home.

Be More Confident

When you take the power of positive thinking out into the world, you get a fantastic response. People are interested in you, and they think you must really have it together to be so happy.

People are naturally attracted to things that are good and inspirational – being positive about yourself will draw people to you because they will want to learn your secret. If you project a positive attitude, you will feel more confident.

A little confidence also goes a long way in the work place. Projecting positivity will make you seem more capable and professional. You never know when a business opportunity can be steered your way just by looking confident.

Better Performance

Employees with a negative attitude generally miss more work, are less productive, make mistakes, gossip and are not nice to be around.

Let’s face it, if you hate your job, you’re not going to want to show up, you will cut corners, miss deadlines, forget to return calls and do a less than average job.  That will affect your colleagues and your career – big time!

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When professional or personal challenges come up, those people who are good at positive thinking will handle those tricky situations better. If you are more prepared to deal with the unexpected twists and turns that life can throw at you, your job performance will show it, and your boss will notice it.

More Job Success

There is no doubt that you will be more proud of the work that you do if there is the strength of positive thinking attached to it. The effects of being happy at work will increase your positive performance while in the office and can also have benefits at home.

People who love their jobs report less stress, less depression and anxiety than their co-workers who just grumble through each day and who can’t wait to ‘get out of here’. The better you feel at work, the less stress you will bring home. The happier you are at home, the less stress you will bring to work – (see the cycle?)

Respect One Another

There is no doubt that negative talk about your colleagues does not help anyone. When there is tension in the work place it is difficult to co-operate and work as a team. This stress will affect your performance both in and out of the office, and it will be noticed and you will get known as someone negative and to be avoided – (not fun).

When talking about other people, adopt the positive thinking attitude about them and use kind words. I’m sure you have heard of the saying ‘if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all’ – there is real wisdom in those words.

Sharing inappropriate information, or putting someone down does not make you look better, only makes people less trusting of you and they will go out of their way to avoid sharing things about themselves for fear they will be gossiped about.

Since there is virtually no risk by adopting positive thinking, so there should be no reason not to embrace some of these concepts around the office, your home or in your relationships.

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By doing and practicing some of the tips you have read about in this article, you will find your workplace, family or personal life will become more enjoyable, more relaxing. You will become a happier person, your inner glow will shine out and people will flock to you.

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  • Lilila

    very helpful article. nicely written., it’s something we can all do more in our lives.

    • Hey Lilila – thank you for the nice comment. You are right, positive thinking does wondrous things. Have a great day

  • Hairstyle

    I am feeling quite good now. Thanks to you !!
    Negative thinking is rust that destroys you slowly but certainly. I knew I had this problem and it was becoming really difficult for me to stay positive as I use to think negative about everything. Now I feel that I can come out of this.

    • Hey hairstyle, thank you for the great feedback. I’m really glad the article helped you – keep up the good work, you’re a better person because of it.

  • Ines

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is just “ACCEPT” your negative thoughts, without clinging to them or trying to run away. I don’t believe it’s possible to ever fully rid your mind of negative thoughts or emotions. But the good news is you don’t have to be overpowered by these negative thoughts or emotions. Just let them drift by…like clouds in the sky…

    • Positive thinking is also about trying to remain positive when situations look bad. So often we focus on the negative, and don’t seem to look for the silver lining, or try to turn the negative into a positive outcome.

  • Luis

    Optimism can be very beneficial to you in all of life’s activities. Having an optimistic outlook in your professional life helps you build on your success, but also has positive influences in other aspects of your life.

    • Hi Luis, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I totally agree, being optimistic is so important these days, especially when there seems to be so much negativity in the world. It’s really important to understand and realise that what we see in the news, is really only one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is how you filter that negativity. Do you allow it to affect your mind, your day or your relationships, or do you put it one side, and concentrate on what is good in YOUR life, and focus solely on what good things exist in YOUR life. That is the key to happiness. Concentrate on the positives in our own life. Do that, and the negativity isn’t important anymore.