Reason for this Goal: Your positive attitude will ultimately determine
your success in your life and contribute to your overall level of
happiness. There are people who have predominantly
positive attitudes and those that have predominantly negative attitudes. The analogy of whether you think of your
glass as half-empty or half-full is a good one!
It is easy to let your attitude slide from positive to negative, since much of the news we are exposed to daily is negative. The people that you enjoy being around the most are the people that have a predominantly positive attitude.
The best way to help improve your attitude is to change the self-talk that is happening in your thoughts every day, by introducing positive affirmations that you repeat to yourself daily.
A positive affirmation, which I learned over 30 years ago and still repeat almost daily, is,
“I am happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.”
There are numerous other examples of positive affirmations that you can use, such as . . .
Search the web for examples of positive affirmations you can introduce into your life. Select a few that align with you the best, and start saying them to yourself every day.
Suggested Target Goal: Develop 3 positive affirmations and repeat daily.
Outrageous Goal: Be the most positive person of anyone you know.
Listen carefully to your inner voice to ensure you are thinking predominantly positive thoughts. This is crucial to being able to live out these 100 life goals.
One of the things I’m currently struggling with is my desire to keep up with the news. The challenge is that the news is predominantly negative and really distorts the amount of negative news in the world, versus all the positive news that is of less interest to follow and doesn’t sell newspapers. While I believe it is important to know what is going in the world, it’s important to not let that influence your desire and need for a predominantly positive attitude.
Another great approach to life, I recently read about, is to decide whether you are an energy giver or an energy taker. Think about it in terms of when you are interacting with other people—are you leaving them with more positive energy, or less, once you leave their presence?
I’ve decided that I want to be an energy giver, and to be one of the most positive people I know. How about you?
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Last Updated: September 17, 2019