Practice positivity

What you’ll start to realize as you practice positivity is that it’s infectious. People will start to notice that you are “the happy person” or “the bright-side person,” and they’ll flock to you. Bosses want positive people on their teams. Potential boyfriends and girlfriends want positive people to love and love them. Your friends will start to catch the drift and develop a more positive perspective, too. When you look up, your life looks up. 

Another tangible practice you can use to think more positively is to keep a gratitude journal. If you’ve been in the realm of personal growth long, you’ve heard this one a million times. That’s because it works. Writing down things you’re glad to have actually trains your mind to look for things that make your life as good as it is.  

The change is slight at first. You might not recognize it after the first day, or even the first week, but it’s there. In the back of your mind when you’re struggling with pessimism, a little grateful voice will remind you of something good.  

You can almost feel yourself getting a little lighter every time you write another thing or another person you’re thankful is around. For the million and first time, consider keeping track of the things you’re grateful for. Maybe that can be your new habit. 

To sum it up: 

1. Know what you want. Set a goal that’s clear and attainable. Create new habits that will lead you to these goals. 

2. Tweak your self-talk. Don’t underestimate the power of positivity (or the power of pessimism). 

Next up, we’ll talk about some habits that mentally tough people put in place in their lives. Maybe you’ll find one or two you already adhere to, or maybe you’ll a couple that need to make a home in your schedule. 


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