Is Positive Mindset Hocus Pocus?
A lot of successful people talk, and write, about Positive Mindset. If you're already in that frame of mind, then you will find yourself nodding, and reflecting on the change it has made in your life as you continue to read this.
But for those who are just discovering the concept, the term 'Positive Mindset' can sound like an illusion. So if you want to share the idea, without coming across as a creepy magician trying to sell your audience "The Secret" (which is great, by the way), why not explain it in layman's terms?
Mindset is Developed
First off, all people have a developed mindset that is the result of years of their personal life experience; growth, education, work, relationships, etc. This mindset is formed through habits that arise from various, and numerous, life events.
There is no "Easy" button one can push to instantly have a positive mindset. It needs to be learned, and it needs to be developed.
Before you go touting the many (wonderful) life-changing books, courses, and conferences, offer a simple verbal preface:
* Mindset is the long-term culmination of one's thinking habits, and positive mindset is the attitude that positive thinking habits create positive results. *
There's a saying that I love, I use, and I know I have mentioned here at WA previously. It says, "Whether you think you can, or can't, you're right."
Very powerful words.
Think about a time that you felt challenged, or defeated even, by something you were trying to do, to the point that you told yourself "I can't."
The second that you tell yourself you can't, you've mentally given up. Your mind is made, and you are done. You won't do it.
Now, I'm not saying that by changing your words around, you'll be able to do everything. I'm saying, that Little Engine That Could knew what he was doing.
When you get in the habit of saying "Yes, I can," you try harder. You don't give up. And guess what that does each time you do it? It adds up. It becomes an inner driving force that develops your mindset. Your Positive Mindset.
Allurement without Wizardry
When you teach the concept and power of positive mindset, remember to portray it for what it is... a skill.
There's no voodoo. It isn't witchcraft. It's a skill to be developed, and anyone can do it. Anyone can learn to make the choice to respond differently in thought and action to produce a more desired outcome.
It can help those with negative attitudes, those who are depressed, and those who need a solution to stress management lead happier and healthier lives. It can help the optimistic, motivated, and driven, to a more successful life.
It's not just a mental trick. It literally affects your physical well being. When you consistently think positively, you improve your mood, increase your confidence, reduce your stress, and make life better not just for yourself, but for those around you. It can have a profound impact on you and your surroundings.
So, when you find yourself enlightening someone in the ways of Positive Mindset, forego the hocus pocus talk and teach them how changing their daily habits can reprogram their mind and lead to a better quality of life.
A Quote to Ponder
Zig Ziglar once said...
“Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.”
And those who don't give up have the power of Positive Mindset! Without it, you'll never make it to your "best things!"
BTW... Zig Ziglar also said...
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
Remember, Positive Mindset is a learned skill that must be developed and habitually practiced for best results! It is not one action, but a way of life!
THINK POSITIVE! THINK YOU CAN! THINK SUCCESS!
Have a great day,
Do you recall when you first learned about Positive Mindset?
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