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10 Body Languages That Path Your Way to Success

10 Body Languages That Path Your Way to Success

The successful have a way of approaching success non-verbally. They exude confidence and impress on others not just in words, but also in the way they use their body language. Our body language accounts for 93% of the communication we make. Even as you control your body, you should make sure you can control it to make a dramatic effect on how you think, feel and perform. This should have a strong impression on your esteem and how people perceive your presence.

Here are 10 body languages that path your way to success.

1. Cross your arms.

Persistence and perseverance is a trait that most successful people possess. By crossing your arms, you show resilience and the desire to stick to the problem and find a solution. Folding your arms against your torso will entrust you to finishing a task and finding solutions along the way.

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2. Stand tall.

The superman pose of standing tall with your hands on your hip offers you confidence and signals purpose and energy. In situations where you know you will be intimidated and be pushed to nervousness you can try the superman pose to put you in control. The superman pose may not be ideal in certain situations, but it benefits you to take up space and take advantage of the room.

3. Steeple your fingers.

Allow your fingertips to meet your other fingertips to signal authority and power. Successful people like Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump practice this body gesture.

4. Hold your chin.

Holding your chin is done by successful people like Hilary Clinton and Steve Jobs. It sorts of put them in a situation where they are full of answers and solutions rather than beaten and unaware. Holding your chin is more of a thinking position rather than a puzzled one.

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5. Tense your muscles.

Tense or release the pain in the muscles to reduce the tension in your body. By flexing your muscles you can be more focused even when you hear negative information. Also flexing can increase your defiance against enticing food.

6. Open your arms at belly level.

The pose of opening your arm at belly level signals that you are willing to expose your front and open your arms to win trust. Opening your arm shows that there is no predator in the room and you are ready to accommodate the other person. You also stand out and become significant in the room because you are noticed with this pose.

7. Lean towards the other person.

Leaning towards the other person is a signal of empathy, warmth and likeability. Lean towards the other person in a pose and maintain good eye contact to generate openness and affection that you do understand whatever they are going through. This is a leadership position of compassion and understanding.

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8. Lie down.

Successful people use lying down to improve their creative juices. Lying down on flat on your back opens your mind to possibilities and improves your skill of thinking creatively.

9. Tilting your head slightly.

When you tilt your head forward you show that you are humble and respectful. It shows you are honored by the other person and you are not concerned about a difference in status between you and the other person. This pose is a gesture that you are signaled to welcome and you’re happy to meet someone, even when you have not met the person. It makes the person relaxed and less defensive.

10. The confrontational pose.

Standing face-to-face in a confrontation pose tends to reduce conflict and manage tensions. Standing at an angle means you are not willing to back away and stand down. Successful people do this when the other person may feel challenged and want to confront them. However, taking such pose relaxes the tension and makes the other person seem less of an adversary.

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Last Updated on July 16, 2019

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

1. Become Grateful for Everything

When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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3. Help Others

Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

4. Change Your Thinking

We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

6. Get into Action

Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

You are responsible for your thoughts.

People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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