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Top 10 Motivational Beliefs That You Should Live By

Top 10 Motivational Beliefs That You Should Live By

Developing motivational beliefs that help you recognize your responsibility to create the life you want, can help you build the life you’ve dreamed of. If you choose to live by these motivational beliefs, you’ll learn how to recognize the power you have to control your destiny.

1. I Can Bring My Passion With Me Wherever I Go

You don’t have to only be passionate about the things you love in life. Instead, you can choose to be a passionate person who brings passion everywhere you go. Behave passionately whether you’re cleaning up garbage or speaking to an auditorium full of people.

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2. I Control My Attitude

A lot of things in life aren’t within your control. You can’t control your past, how other people behave, or how the world works. You can, however, choose to control your attitude about it. Choosing to have a positive attitude when things go wrong speaks volumes about your character.

3. I Can Find a Way to Make Things Work

A motivational belief that keeps you from giving up can help you gain success in all areas of your life. Often, things don’t go the way we want the first time around. Sometimes, it takes many attempts to get things right. If you resolve to find a way to make things work you’ll look for strategies to overcome obstacles until you reach your goal.

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4. Hurt and Pain Make Me Stronger

Hurt and pain are inevitable in life. If you waste time complaining that life isn’t fair or you try to play the role of a victim, you won’t reach your full potential in life. Use the pain and hurt you’ve experienced to become a stronger person. When you’ve experienced deep sorrow, you’ll truly be able to appreciate joy.

5. I Have the Power to Make Things Happen

Believe in your ability to get things done. Never underestimate your potential and you’ll amaze yourself when you see how capable you are. Whether you’re at work, at home, or in a relationship, remind yourself that you aren’t helpless and that you have the power to make things happen.

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6. I Am a Product of My Choices

You aren’t defined by your circumstances. Instead, you’re defined by the choices you choose to make. If you choose to make good choices, even when you find yourself in bad circumstances, you’ll find out exactly how powerful you are.

7. I Have a Lot to be Grateful For Every Day

Dwelling on what you don’t have in life won’t get you anywhere. Focusing on your gratitude and recognizing how fortunate you are, however, can help you stay focused on what’s important in life. Looking at how much you have to be grateful for will also prevent you from feeling jealous of other people’s success.

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8. I Have the Opportunity to Try Anything

Today’s world offers you endless opportunities. If you don’t like your job, get a new one. If you don’t like where you live, move somewhere else. Recognize that you have an opportunity to do anything you want in life.

9. I Must Stay Committed to See Results

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Adopting a motivational belief that reinforces the need for commitment can help you to stay on track even when you don’t see immediate results. Whether you’re saving money to pay off debt or trying to lose weight, it takes time and hard work to reach your goals.

10. I Can Learn From My Failures

Failure is a part of life and is often a necessary step toward eventual success. Resolve to learn from your failures and get better. Don’t give up trying and don’t repeat the same mistakes. Instead, use your failures to help you reach success.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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