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6 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Outlook On Life

6 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Outlook On Life

Optimistic thoughts enrich our souls when everything around us looks gloomy and dark. These thoughts are the light we can use to find our correct path and secure a better destination. It is the beauty that we find in the midst of disorder in life that helps us to thrive. Improve your life with these positive thoughts!

1. Take life as it comes when there is no clear pathway for you to follow.

Truthfully no one knows what will happen next. You may have the best laid plans and it still could go wrong for you. Events could change suddenly before you know it, and before you even have time to prepare. The best way around the rough edges in life is to be optimistic and to accept that we live in a world of constant changes. Expect the best but never be a victim when the worst comes to pass. All you have to do is steady your thoughts and be willing to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way. Be the player who is willing to play with the cards that they are dealt.

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2. We are all blessed with the present for a reason: to take advantage of the moment we are currently living, letting go of the bad things we were told in the past

Stop living a life of regrets, dwelling on all the ways in which you were wronged in the past. The past is where it is: the past. You have the present, and it’s a gift that can make things right; you can use it to fix things and make the future ideal for yourself and those around you. There is no reason to let the burden of guilt or worry hang over you still; it is up to you to take action and make every second of this moment that you are living count.

3. Everything is temporary, and steered by the omnipotence of nature

There is nothing that stays constant. What keeps life in balance are the changing seasons and the other changing patterns of nature. So, after a night there is day; after a storm there is sunshine, and after wind comes calm. The truth is that things change, people change, and desires and needs change. Nothing stays constant. And even the optimist knows that we have to appreciate the good times when they come so that we do not spend all our days consumed by the bad times that will also arrive. Nothing is permanent, after all.

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4. You have no control over the day you were born or the day that you die, but you do have control over what you do in between those days

What you do with your life and your time here on earth is your responsibility. While there are a lot of things we have no control over, we have control over our thoughts and actions. The best way we can make use of this power is through making positive changes to our world through acting and thinking in an optimistic way. Take charge of what you are able to own!

5. The limits we have in life are the ones we set for ourselves

You can become whatever you want to be. You have amazing possibilities before you that you should never take for granted. While others may try to belittle you and your potential, it is up to you to prove to yourself and to others that you are willing to take what you deserve. To be able to tap into this you must possess an enormous amount of self-belief. Never take yourself for granted. Learn to embrace the sometimes challenging route to the amazing possibilities before you.

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6. We all have the right to choose if we want to be happy or not

Don’t ever give your right to be happy up for anyone else. The truth is that happiness is a choice. You may not be excited all the time, but you can possess a frame of mind that is content and satisfied. You can bring a positive perspective to every situation that comes your way and rise to the occasion.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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