5 Ways to Create an Optimistic Attitude

Every article and post giving tips on learning to become more positive has had “be grateful” as one of the first items listed. I guess that must be important…

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Every morning as you prepare for the day you face a simple choice: how are you going to accept the big and the small obstacles that you encounter during the day? Will you let these challenges become impossible obstacles or will you think like an optimist and turn them into opportunities?

Optimism is the tool you need, and the good news is that it can be developed. To engage your optimism, you need to mature the ability to pause for a moment when you encounter an obstacle. During that pause, begin to reframe what you’re seeing. Learn how to see an obstacle as an opportunity. Optimism isn’t a gift you’re born with—you develop it with practice and eventually you will become an authentic optimist, ready for any opportunity.

Consider these 5 ways an optimistic…

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A Note on Positivity

Taking time to be grateful and thankful is one practice that will help you become a more positive minded person. BalancedAmes is leading by example!!

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Good morning and happy Thursday!

This morning I woke up feeling so thankful. Night-shift really has a way of making me appreciate things that I never really thought about before: sleeping by my husband, waking up at a “normal time”, being able to say goodbye to Drew before he goes to work, watching the morning news, and eating breakfast at breakfast time. Since my husband doesn’t believe in heat until November 1st (it’s 58 degrees in our house), I turned on the fireplace and I’m posted up in front of it until I go to workout. All in all, a wonderful morning.

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The feelings of happiness and thankfulness this morning have me thinking: very simple things made me feel this way. Small things can upset us (just go down your Facebook feed), so shouldn’t we also let small things make us happy? Maybe we can start paying more attention to…

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Make the choice

Don’t be misled, your attitude is your decision! YOU decide to be negative or YOU decide to be positive. It is 100% a choice! We could all learn from Planting Positivity!!

Planting Positivity

Working in a service industry (photography) can sometimes make it easy for me to complain.

I recently had a client claim they were thrilled with the photos I sent to them, only to turn around and nit-pick one image, asking for me to provide them with a different shot, and to edit a whole slew of things on it that I hadn’t seen as an issue visually.

I immediately felt a flush of heat to my face when I got the email from my client… I was angry for about five minutes, and then I realized that my main goal as a photographer is to make my clients happy through the images I can provide them with. I had a decision to make: tell the client, “Sorry, that’s the image I chose to edit and per your contract that’s all you get.” Or, go ahead and put two hours of…

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Shiny People and Relentless Positivity

This is the most interesting post I’ve read on WordPress as it relates to having a positive attitude. You will want to read about “shiny people!!”

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In my last post “Road Warriors and The Big Easy”, I briefly mentioned the many instances of shiny people we met on our way through the beautiful and warm city of Nawlin’s.

I feel the overwhelming need to further describe the birth and concept of shiny people in general…so I’ll try to make this as concise and deep as possible, while avoiding writing a novel (One, in which I am actually simultaneously writing at the moment). A taste if you will.

But first and foremost I must admit, I didn’t coin the term shiny people – I have only passively absorbed it from my dear friend Minnesota Nick, who happens to be one of the shiniest people I’ve met, and who I assume, given the nature of life, also picked it up from some another shiny person.

So who are these shiny people?

Shiny people grace your…

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Mindset is EVERYTHING

This is a new blogger I am following and this post is a homerun!!!! The list exercise at the end is one I have never used but it makes so much sense and helps to train the mind to be more positive. I loved this post!

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My boss always talks about the concept of mindset and how in everything you do in life, your mindset about it will affect the outcome. He surrounds all of his employees with positive affirmations and promotes the idea of a can-do attitude. We sometimes laugh (even cringe) at the different things that come up on our daily calendars but as I’ve started to get into coaching and really think about my own life and my own weight loss journey, I am starting to really believe that mindset is EVERYTHING.

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Attitude

I am of the opinion that attitude is a choice. I have this opinion because I was once a negative thinker. After nearly a year of changing my mindset I now consider myself an optimist. AND I am a better person for having done so.
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Joe Egan

Question: How does attitude affect the success or failure of a construction project?

Answer: Optimism and pessimism are attitudes you are free to choose and to embrace. Whether for good or bad, your thoughts make you who you are. They direct your self-fulfilling prophecies. Positive or negative self-talk becomes reinforced into the paradigm that you have determined and then produces evidence to support your belief. If you think you will have a bad project, then you are definitely right. If you think you will have a good project, you’re probably right.

Point: Attitude is a matter of personal choice. It is the key that either opens you to success or locks you out.

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Positive Mind

I love Orlando Espinosa’s blog. And this is perfect for today’s theme of having a positive attitude! This guy’s page is awesome so do yourself a Positive and follow!

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Being negative all the time will not allow you to live a positive life!positive mind orlando espinosa

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 189 … Singing in the Rain!

Having a positive attitude does have a direct impact on your life. “We may be losing control of our body, but we are in charge of our attitude!” What an amazing example Fred Phillips is setting for the world to see!!

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singing in the rainSinging in the rain! A great movie, a great song and a great metaphor! No matter how dark the clouds, no matter how much rain falls, we can still sing!

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How to create a positive attitude

I couldn’t help but share one more blog post I found tonight on being positive. I hope everyone enjoys and has a safe evening or morning depending on what part of the world you live!

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We all know that when our attitude and mindset is positive we are way more likely to be happy and succeed. Being positive is an amazing tool in helping us create the life we want to, and reach the dreams we are chasing. But sometimes it’s hard to stay positive. Life can throw all kinds of curve balls at us and lots of things can lead to us thinking in a negative way. With this in mind I’ve put together my top tips for creating and keeping a positive attitude when things get us down or we are having a tough time.

Look for the positive in every situation

Learning to find the positive in a negative situation can often be tricky and sometimes we think there is nothing positive at all in what we are going through, but trust me, there is something positive in EVERYTHING. You just need to…

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It’s All About Attitude

A positive attitude goes a long way in life!!

Muddling Through My Middle Age

IMG_0055Last Friday night, my husband and I took some very good friends to the local “Balloon Glow,” which is an event held the night before the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Everyone gathers in the park to watch the giant hot-air balloons being blown up, and after it gets dark, the balloons light up randomly, a few seconds at a time.  Every so often, a loud whistle blows as a signal that all the balloons are going to be lit up at the same time.  It’s an incredibly beautiful sight.

My husband and I have been to this event several times, but this was the first year that this couple joined us, and they were very excited to see the balloons all lit up.  They brought their camera, and we came early to beat the crowds and make sure we didn’t miss anything.  We even paid extra to attend a…

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