The Key Ingredient to A Better Life: Positive Mindset
A positive mindset can help us go through the toughest situations in life much stronger and optimistically.
No matter what we do, always gonna be a turn in life where we might feel like giving up.
But no matter what the situation is, people with a positive mindset, tend to focus on the bright side, expect positive results, and approach challenges with a positive outlook, as states Courtney E. Ackerman, MA. in a extensive piece at PositivePsychology.com.
Furthermore, those with a positive mindset believe that,
No matter what calamity might come up in life.
The key to overcome it is always in the individual’s hand, and not in the situation.
So here are some characteristics that inherent to a positive mindset.
Beginning with an End in Mind
We can not escape from the reality that bad times are an integral part of life and that’s nothing we can do to change it.
But even so, it’s up to us to decide how we gonna face them. Head on or head down.
And what does a negative person does? When we are negative towards something, any situation come off as a problem in front of us.
And this makes us blind to the whole picture that is yet to come.
We get so occupied with the “harsh” reality on the ground that we pay no heed to see what is going on from a bigger perspective.
Now, choosing to be a positive person doesn’t mean having no problems whatsoever in life.
And it doesn’t mean also to ignore the problems in order to live in an illusionary world.
Instead, by being positive you develop better resistance and resilience towards different problematic conditions you might face.
You begin to look at the end of an adverse condition or moment, way before that end comes.
In short, you begin with an end in mind.
You look at the larger picture and get to the root of the lesson that the problem is trying to teach you.
So, instead of ignoring the situation as a whole, those with a positive mindset are considerably better visionaries than the ones who get negative when a hard event occurs in their life.
If you want to know more about a visionary mindset, consider reading this article of Andrea H. Gold, Author/CEO at Linkedin.
Approaching the Real Purpose
A positive mindset can also make you a better achiever for higher goals in life.
It teaches you to find your real purpose by working upon your core values.
Instead of only concerning about what is material, you’ll begin to look also at true satisfactory and eternal things.
Peace, care, compassion, and love are some of the core values that every human must radiate in one’s life.
These are the values that make us so special as living creatures.
Positive people live by doing everything they can to radiate these values.
That’s why people with positive mindset are extra warm and polite to the core.
They discipline themselves to radiate such values in order to heal other humans.
On the other side, people with a negative mindset doesn’t have that charm that attracts others to be around them.
And that’s why everyone likes positive people.
Harmony In and Out
True harmony is the one that gets reflected from the inside out.
People who are truly positive from the inside have lower stress and have adopted better mechanisms that help them go through the difficult phases in life.
The release of neurotransmitters like endorphins, and hormones like oxytocin, both associated with positive social behaviors, are some of the fighting warriors that helps staying in a relaxed state whenever a calamity strikes.
So, whenever an adverse condition occurs, you will know how to keep control and safely row your boat to the shore.
A positive mindset teaches you to keep your eyes in better things ahead, even when facing difficult situations.
Positivity has nothing to do with mentalization or law of attraction type of thing.
And is not also something that cause you to be disconnected from reality.
Rather, it equips you with tools that saves you from a dark state of mind that could lead you to irreversible damages.
It unleashes the power that is inside of you that you n’even know that you had.
Having a positive mindset is not a utopian approach, but a key to live a better life.
- Ackerman, C. E. (2020) What is Positive Mindset: 89 Ways to Achieve a Positive Mental Attitude.https://positivepsychology.com/positive-mindset/
- Tenney, E. R., Poole, J. M. and Diener, E. (2016) Does positivity enhance work performance?: Why, when, and what we don’t know. Behavior, vol.36 pp. 27–46.
- Gold, A. (2015) 5 Steps to Developing a Visionary Mindset. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-steps-developing-visionary-mindset-andrea-gold-www-goldstars-com-
- Dfarhud, D., Malmir, M. and Khanahmadi, M. (2014) Happiness & health: The biological factors – Systematic review article. Iranian Journal of Public Health, vol.43(11) pp. 1468–1477.