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Motivation, the heart of self improvement

“Have your heart in your life’s work, and be stout-hearted. Do something, act always, and do it now. Don’t be afraid. Many a man has been defeated by his doubts—lack of confidence. Take your risks —you cannot eliminate them, you cannot escape them. You can diminish them by dominating them”. ~ Batten’s Wedge

This article is an excerpt from the book “believe it and you will achieve it“.  I hope you find it helpful like me.

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z…

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B – Believe in yourself, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people – the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love yourself. Now isn’t that easy?

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways – how they want things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our mistakes.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate – are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to spend it once.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

Conclusion

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold”. ~ Zelda Fitzgerald That is why when you put your heart to something it stands out.  I have been practicing the above alphabet and it seems to have started working for me. Give it a try. bye for now and remember to always stand out tall and be counted.

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The building blocks of good character

“I am not made or unmade by the things that happen to me but, by the things that I do”. Unconsciously we are forming habits every moment of our lives. Some of  these habits are of a bad nature and some are of a good one. My character is not determined by the things that someone will do nor say to me. It will be determined by my reaction to the things that are being done or said to me. My reaction comes from deep inside of me. It is this reaction that will determine my character. The traits of my character are engraved inside me and can only be seen from my reaction to the environment.

In my quest to improve my life, mentally; physically; spiritually and financially, I have learnt that the following traits are some of the building blocks of a good character. We all have a character it is either good or bad and in fact we all have both good and bad characters within us. The difference is the dominating character that comes out. I believe that with persistence, practice and God’s help, we can all develop our characters to whatever, we want them to be.

Our thoughts

Your every conscious act is preceded by a thought. Your dominating thoughts determine your dominating actions which form your dominating character. We as human beings are gifted with a very powerful mind that needs to be controlled and and tamed. We have the ability in us to control what dominates our minds see related article for more. Thought is parent to our character, acts, and habits. If you harbour thoughts that are of a bad intent chances are that you will act according to your thoughts; if harbour thoughts are of good intent you are most likely to act according to them. We must always endeavour to entertain good thoughts; thoughts that promote good life and help improve humanity.

I believe that “I will be what I will to be” with the right frame of mind and positive thinking. My thoughts currently are focused on writing blogs that are beneficial to both my self and anyone who reads them. Mind control is as a result of self discipline and habit.

Humility

Humility is golden. It is second only to non. Humility is humbleness; meekness; modesty. The quality of being respectful or modesty is humility. I do believe that each and every human being has some level of humility, again it is the quantity and quality of it that will determine your character. You see to build a good character you need wisdom and humility is a large part of wisdom. Wisdom is basically illuminated reason and it leads to humility.

When we are humble and accept our mistakes and take responsibility for them our humility grows and leads us to be of higher integrity. Our character also grows to new levels. I have noticed that most of us rarely want to be associated with mistakes or failure, we want only to be associated with success, forgetting that taking responsibility for our failures is a pathway to success.

Integrity

My third block for building good character is integrity. Perhaps an area that most of us lack. Integrity is honesty; truthfulness; uprightness. The most successful leaders are of a higher integrity. You cannot be of good character yet with a low integrity. Good character and low integrity does not mix.

The law of success is service and is built on integrity. We make money through friends and enlarge our circle of friends by helping them make money, by being of service to them. Integrity is not easily acquired it comes with time. The possession and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles is integrity.

Discipline

The final though not the least is discipline. Without discipline no one can succeed. Discipline is necessary to think correctly yet most of us are lacking in discipline. If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision. Click here to see the “five d’s of success part 2” for more on discipline.

Discipline comes with self control. Before you can control conditions, you must control your self. Self discipline is very important and should be earned or learned at all costs. Every thing we do in life requires us to have self-discipline in order that we succeed. It is therefore important to master the power of self-discipline.

Conclusion

The above building blocks are just but a scratch to having a better and good character. Humanity must endeavour to live in harmony with each other. I know that the earth is endowed with endless natural resources waiting for us to utilise for the benefit of us all. Humanity can only benefit from us when we develop a good and appropriate character. We must learn to control our minds so as to preoccupy ourselves with good thoughts that will translate into good habits that will form good character. A good character should definitely be a target for us. Remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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The five D’s of Success part 2

In part 1 I talked about Dreams and Desires. I will now focus on the 3 remaining D’s of success that is Diligence; Determination and Discipline.

Diligence

To me diligence is a very important factor to my success. In every thing that I do I try as much as possible to be as careful as can be. Remember that my dream is to help someone out there to help change their mind into a more positive one. To do this I use my own personal experiences and through spiritual growth and reading. There is no way you can grow personally without spiritual guidance. Personal development is no easy task and requires that you do things diligently and articulately. There is no personal success without being diligent in what ever you do.

To secure the desired results, it is necessary to know and diligently comply with the law of success.  A proper compliance with the law  of success will be found to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude.  Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better. It is a conditional or reciprocal action. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling on to what we have.

Determination

We all know that personal growth does not come on a silver platter. If you have been to school you know very well that to get good grades you need to have determination. Yes you will come across temporary set backs. Notice that I use the word “temporary” these are not permanent unless you decide to make them. The decision is entirely up to you.

We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain. I liken determination to the vehicle of success without which you cannot reach your destination.

Discipline

Perhaps the most important of them all is Discipline without which I would not be posting blogs on a frequent basis. We all possess some discipline of some sort. It is the degree of it that determines our success or failure. I have not come across a successful person who is indisciplined. Most successful people are disciplined with what they do. It is by discipline that we achieve our intended desires. Discipline coupled with determination is a recipe for success.

Naturally life requires us to be disciplined in order that we achieve that which we desire to be in our lives. There can never be full success without discipline.

Conclusion

I would like to conclude by reiterating that personal development is no mean achievement. It takes time and patience. Let me remind you that personal development is not a destination. There is day you will say now I have arrived at the destination of personal development. There is always room for improvement. The above five D’s of success have worked for me and I continuously strive to improve on them. Remember to always “standout tall and be counted“.

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A Share of the billions of dollars on the internet

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

The internet is a hive of activities. You probably have head how people have made and are still making lots of money using the internet. Even though the internet is one of the best mediums to earn a remarkable amount of income, it still remains under utilized by many of its users. The most common use of the internet is communication, news reading and socializing. There are a handful of users who have really appreciated and harnessed the power and potential of the internet to generate massive and multiple streams of income.

There are a number of reasons that have lead to the under utilization of the internet as an income generating medium. Some of the reasons being; ignorance, presence of counterfeit programs, luck of patience, wanting to get rich quick, fear of the unknown and the list goes on and on. What ever, your reasons are, believe me the internet can be a source of decent income. In this article I outline five sources of income am currently benefiting from. The amounts am earning are currently not as much but I can already see that with time, patience and hard work they will greatly increase.

There are many good programs available online that can be utilized to earn lots of money. But to every good program there are many counterfeits and scams. Find here below my recommended online products.

Google Adsense

Google adsense is very different from traditional advertising, such as with banner ads or block placements. This is because of the dynamic nature of how the ads are published. It allows you to setup automatic rotating ad blocks that allow you to create channels for specific niche markets.

With Google adsense, you are paid every time someone clicks on your website advertisement. You are simply paid a percentage of the sponsors cost for advertising through the Google network. In order to maximize your earnings with Google adsense, you need to focus on optimizing your click through rates. Your website visitors should be motivated to click on your ads.

You will need to have a website, in order to get started making money with Google adsense. This can come in any format including article sites, directories, forums or even blogs. With Google adsense you do not need to build any downline and it is free to join.

Net Penny Stocks

I would be lying to say that I fully understand how this program works but it pays. So far it has the largest contribution to all my online income streams. From my own understanding, it is some sort of virtual shares program that pays you on a weekly basis. You get the maximum benefit by reinvesting your weekly payments and earn extra bonuses by building an active downline. Investing in this program is as low as US$1.95 only but the recommended is minimum is US$5.85. The program is free to join and you can start earning once you have bought “shares” it uses a 3X12 matrix once you lock in your position to earn residual income.

The beauty of it though is that there are no products to sell or market. All you have to do is promote your link and create an active downline whilst reinvesting your weekly payments. In this way you maximize your weekly profits.

Click here to join netpenny stocks for free

Shares of Wealth

This is a newly introduced program and has prospects of being a very good one. In the few days of its launch I have been earning almost on a daily basis. In this program you earn money even though you have not referred anyone. The administrators have made it in such a way that you earn almost on a daily basis as long as members are upgrading.

This program allows you to buy multi shares therefore enhancing your chances of bigger returns. Watch out for this site as there are currently many promotions being run. My experience with online businesses is to treat them as long term investments. Do not quit your current job until you are making sufficiently enough money from your online business. Many people make a mistake and think that affiliate marketing is a get rich quick scheme. It requires patience and diligence just like any other offline business.

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SFI Marketing

SFI Marketing is perhaps one of the fastest growing companies with over 8000 new affiliates joining weekly. The company has been in existence for over 10 years. Affiliates are provided with all necessary support for marketing SFI products on the internet. It also provides sales support such as customer support, payment processing, and product shipping at no cost to the affiliate. In addition all sales generated by the affiliate are tracked to the referring affiliate and commission credited to the affiliates account.

SFI has been steadily expanding and in January 2009 they launched Tripleclicks. Tripleclicks features thousands of products including collectibles and new products are added every day. Tripleclicks is a mega store it is also a portal to more than 170 major brand names of online stores including iTunes, PetSmart, Autos.com, BabyUniverse, ESPN, Expedia, Hotwire.com, Match.com, NetFlix, NutriSystem, Priceline.com, Skype, and TicketMaster.

Click here to join SFI for free

Triple Clicks

Triple clicks an exciting new destination on the web and was launched in January 2009. It currently features 27,684 products and services, with more being added on daily. You can find collectibles and many other items found nowhere else on the internet. TripleClicks also allows its members to simply and easily sell their own unwanted items for cash or trade. SFI affiliates can earn handsome commissions promoting the products and services available at TripleClicks. Here?s three reasons why triple clicks is the most loved mega store:-

  • Daily updates on deal of the day
  • TripleClicks stocks thousands of quality items including collectibles. New items added everyday
  • It is quick and simple to use. You can sell all your unwanted goods online.

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Conclusion

There are many sources of income on the internet one has to be careful with what they choose because there are also many scams out there. Making money online should be taken as any other business and patience, caution and persistence should be exercised. I have just mentioned those programs that I take part in and have so far proven to be beneficial. Remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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Explore the power in you

Everything in your life starts and ends with you. The decision to be poor or rich is entirely in your hands. If you want to make a difference in life “be the change you want to see in the world”. Our difficulties in life are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interest. There is a world within us, a world of life and thought; of power and beauty although invisible its forces are mighty, and this world is under our control. This world am talking about is governed by the mind. The mind is the factory of all thought. Nothing exists on this earth without being conceived in someone’s mind. You are what you think.

Whatever, success one wants to achieve starts with him taking the first step in the right direction. This step is thinking the right things. You cannot be successful by thinking you will not achieve success. It is impossible to become rich when your thoughts are those of poverty. When you make a decision to become rich stand by your decision, see yourself and feel yourself being rich. Act rich even.

Control what you think

The world we leave in is a direct reflection of what we think. You are poor because you think so; you are rich or successful because that is what you think. In order that we change our living environment we must change the way we think. Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect for this reason it is very important that you control your thoughts so as to bring forward desirable conditions. To remove discord, we must remove the cause and this cause is found within us.

Most of the things we think about are as a result of what we feed our minds on. The main source of which are; what we read and our daily life experiences. If we feed our minds with negative things we obviously will think negatively and vice versa. However, we have the power to change and control what we think. The mind will obey what you want it to think. It is under you control. Remember what you think largely influences what you do in life. Since reading plays a greater part to what we think, you must feed your mind with the right material. Always refuse to think negatively about your situation. Besides in every bad situation there is a positive one. Look for the positives and derive pleasure in them.

Improve your mind

In order to express life there must be mind; nothing can exist without mind. “Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a gong, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life”. How better can you improve your thoughts without improving your mind? How better can you improve your physical life with improving your mind? Remember your thoughts are a direct result of what you feed your mind. Your outward results are also direct results of your thoughts. Nourish your mind with positive things and positive thoughts will manifest out of it.

In order to achieve greater physical success you need greater mental success. You can achieve greater mental success by continuously improving your mind. Keep acquiring as much knowledge as you possibly can. If you are not in the habit of reading please develop one. At least 30 minutes a day of reading a good book will get you started.

You have the power

All growth comes from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human is a living testimony to this law, yet, we error by looking for power or strength from outside of us. We have the capacity to grow physically and mentally without outside interference. When we focus our energies and efforts on success we can surely achieve it. Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial.

The failures of our lives are largely due to the fact that we cannot recognize and appreciate the power in us. We cannot express powers that we do not possess. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power, and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within.

Conclusion

The need for us to recognize the power built in our minds cannot over emphasized. This topic is far from being exhausted in this small article. I will continue to talk about it in future. Many people who have succeeded have realized and harnessed this power. Not until you fully realize and harmonise it, are you going to achieve your destiny. Remember personal development and growth does not come easily. You need to be persistent and patient for it to manifest. Always remember to “standout tall and be counted”.

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The five D’s of Success part 1

This is a 2 part series talking about the five D words of my life; Dreams; Desire; Diligence; Determination and Discipline. Life is not for the lazy our creator engineered us to live a very fulfilling and enjoyable life on this earth. He further gave us all the implements and apparatus needed for it. It is entirely up to us as individuals to tap into and know what those implements are. I personally do not believe that living an empty life is the desire of our creator no no it is an individual’s choice. If you are living a mediocre life it is the choice you have made. There are two things in life, either you make the correct choice or decision and live a very fulfilling and pleasant life or you make the wrong one and be on the other side of the good things, that’s entirely up to you. At the time am writing this article I know that am on my way to living a very fulfilling life and have come up with a guide I am living by.

It is very important that you derive yourself a set of standard to follow. I have a dream and that dream is to help change the future of most of the young people in my neighbour hood and society at large. To do this I will not give them money but help change the way they think about life and help them become what they want to be in life. Most of the people I have come across so far indicate that it is their thinking or rather their mind set that is a problem and nothing else. I want to be the change I want to see in the world before I can reach out to helping others. I have outlined below 5 very useful characteristics to help me achieve my goal.

Dreams

Remember I have a dream. This is what keeps me posting these blogs to help someone out there to change their thinking and perhaps their attitude towards life in general. Dreams are very important they are tenets of success. Whatever, you want to be in life starts with a dream. Am sure we all have dreams at least I have mine.? Dreams are your aspirations and therefore, it is very important to keep them alive. Write them down so that you can have a very clear idea of them and read them very often to keep them alive in your mind. There is power in writing down your aspirations. I mentioned about helping to change people’s minds and notice that dreams are made from our minds. We visualize them in our minds. You must dream big. Fill your mind with your dreams and begin living your dreams even when they are not yet, fully actualised. There is no successful person without a dream. It all starts with the mind.

Only those who become “success conscious” ever become very successful. Success conscious means that the mind has become so saturated with the desire for success, that one can even see themselves already successful. If you do not see great success in your imagination, you will never see it in reality. The world requires practical dreamers who can, and will put there dreams into action. Remember that practical dreamers do not quit even when they meet with temporary defeat. The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time but a dream.

Remember that dreams are the seedlings of reality they are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition. Always keep your dreams alive and put them into action so that you do not rob the world of your gifts.

Desire

They say “desire” is the starting point of all achievement. People will see you in the days of your triumph, without investigating the cause of your success. Desire is the driving force to success. If the thing you desire to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it. Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many challenges before they ?arrive?.? No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. Desire is a very strong emotion that is always transmuted into reality.

In life I have noticed that the things we desire most we usually accomplish. Ask yourself what you desire to be or achieve in life. Put the emotion of desire to work and you will see what results you can accomplish in your life. Desire causes us to think and behave in certain ways in order that we fulfill our desires. If you have a dream and plan turn them into a desire to achieve them. Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible. Remember that every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. You must realize that all who succeeded in life first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING and PLANNING before they actually succeeded.

Continued in part 2

Remember always to “standout tall and be counted“.

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The power of thought

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

As a man thinketh so is he in his heart“. You are what you think. If you can think it in your mind then you can be it. There is power in what you think. Do not let other people’s opinions about you, bog you down. We all have different opinions about different people that is just the way it is. Think positively about your self and your life. Speak positive things about yourself no matter what you are going through.

In order to build a healthy and positive thinking process identify your negative thoughts and list them down. Then to each of them identify counter positive thoughts and write them down. Then, every time you engage in negative thinking quickly substitute them with the positive ones. Try this for 21 Days and see if does not become a habit.

I was recently declared redundant by my employers without being psychologically counseled. Off course like any other human being I was demoralized and had no idea what to do next. What has helped me over the fear of being unemployed is my positive thought pattern. I now tell myself that this is an opportunity for me to do what has always been the desire of my heart since I have much more time to myself. So far so good and I do not intend to look for a job any more am now my own BOSS how fantastic.

When you begin to think and grow rich you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. Therefore, you ought to be interested in how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches” ~ Excerpt from the book Think and Grow Rich. I encourage you to download this life changing book for free click on the link below.

Watch your thoughts

Watch your thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions, watch your actions, they become habits, watch your habits, they become character, watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ~ rightly phrased by Frank Outlaw. I have revisited the topic The Power of Thought perhaps it is one of the most important, in the quest for personal development. I believe that you are what you are because of the thoughts you harbour. Everything we do starts up in thoughts before being translated into words and actions.

Our thoughts are responsible for our actions. If we are to list down actions that are not thought invoked the list would be very short if any as opposed to thought invoked actions. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thoughts and behaviour

With the exception of automatic reactions or repetitive acts, behaviour tends to find its root in the preceding thoughts. Everyone is in charge of their own thoughts. Everybody can harbour, reduce or reject their thoughts. When you are governing your thoughts you are building up your own happiness. In order to avoid adverse thinking, choose a life style that is guided by universal principles and values such as honesty, justice, responsibility, truthfulness, integrity and respect for others. Ultimately our thoughts dictate our behaviour. If you wake up thinking negatively even your attitude will be negative. If your thinking is positive even your attitude is positive.

Nature your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think” ~ Benjamin Disraeli. Positive thinking is an excellent option in order to preserve mental health and to reach your intended goals. The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world but to change it. Your thoughts can help change the world. Stop being negative in your thoughts, think positively.

How to think positively

Our life is what our thoughts make it” ~ Marcus Aurelius. Healthy and optimistic thinking helps:-

– maintain a balance in social interactions
– increase general personal performance e.g. school & work
– helps to block anxiety
– increase self-esteem
– strengthens the immune system
– creates good mood

  • Learn how to think positively –  I have devised a method to help think positively. I hope you find it helpful and beneficial. To reject negative thoughts and replace them with alternative positive options is a good way to a positive thinking life style. Remember positive thinking must be an ongoing permanent style of mental activity.
  • Think positively about your self – Accept your limitations and do something to improve them. Do not forget to underline your values and abilities. Stop and reject negative thoughts about yourself.
  • Think positively about the past – it cannot be changed. The maxim “yesterday is history” holds water in this case. Accept the past even though it may have unpleasant events. Do not blame the past for your current situation. And as far as past positive events, remember them and enjoy them. Never get obsessed with a disagreeable passed. Your attitude will improve and turn positive.
  • Think positively about your future – your attitude today has a direct effect and bearing on your future events. When you think with confidence and hope about tomorrow, you are increasing the probability of a much successful future.
  • Think positively about people – we are all not perfect, but there are lots of good things about each one of us. Do not grow suspicious of the other people. Trust them and respect them. Make efforts to feel affection towards other people. Try and understand their problems. Help them and you will see how your attitude becomes better.

Conclusion

The topic “power of thought” is a much deep one. I believe that it is one of the core subjects to improving your personal development and needs a lot of study and understanding. The above article is just but a scratch on this very important and cardinal subject. Thinking positive is the best start to improving your personal development skills.

Stay focused and remember in whatever you do make sure you “standout tall and be counted“.

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