If you want to have a fulfilling life you must stay within a certain range of positivity.
They say the most successful people are those who rarely see the glass as half empty, even when it is completely empty.
They are positive that the turn around will always be something good versus something bad. How do you maintain this ideology after say, a whole week of just bad luck and misfortunes?
Here are a few reasons why reading motivational phrases and quotes can keep you on the positive track indefinitely.
1. We speak things into existence.
The psychs call it positive reinforcement and it is as simple as it sounds. If you are repeatedly told that your behavior is negative eventually, you will have lower self-esteem of how you view yourself.
On the other hand, if you are told that your behaviors are enhancing and uplifting then your confidence will begin to rise. The same idea goes for taking positivity into your life.
Writing on the bathroom mirror is something that helps. It is the first thing you see when you awake and your mind is clear.
Whatever you take in at this point in the day will stick with you for the remainder of the day so begin with something that will make you want to conquer the World.
It is good to read or even listen (audiobooks are good too) to very strong-willed people in the morning.
Think of it as your mental physical trainer that is shouting at you that you have 23 more hours to get it right; go out and do something killer amazing.
2. If you see it enough times you start to believe in it more.
I see this behavior a lot with people who join congregations or any team-building environment. It is important to go to services every week if you are apart of a faith.
They want to you surround yourself with specific influences so that you will not stray. You can do this with yourself to keep your mind in happy territory.
The more positive reassurances you see and hear, allow you to become an overall better person.
3. Habits are hard to break.
After you have trained yourself to keep a level of affirmation and positive thoughts, it will be very hard to go back to your former thinking.
You will be a changed person and many of the problems you once faced will seem like some kind of bad joke to you. You’ll be able to reflect on your growth in a new profound way.
4. We have bad days.
No matter how positive you pride yourself on being, there will be days that you will blow your lid so to speak. It could be the result of something that you have kept your mouth shut about that suddenly escapes.
It could be a run-in with someone who seems to make it their business to piss you off. Our interactions with one another give us many reactions but when it’s a negative reaction on our part, we must not let it overtake us.
Repeating the positive quotes a few hours later or maybe even the next day resets our mind back to its normal state. Hindsight is always 20/20 and you may even be able to see how you could have gone about it in a different way.
5. The mind is the most powerful muscle.
“It’s all in your mind” is a very honest quote but many of us don’t honestly believe that. It is true, however.
Once you train your brain to be one way it will be set, and I have emphasized the word “training” quite a few times in this article, because it is not something that will just naturally happen more so something you have to want to happen.
We underestimate the power of our minds.
I recently saw this in myself, outside of my entrepreneurial mindset I was also struggling with weight.
It wasn’t until I began programming my brain (myself) to intake healthier foods and added workouts to my daily routine, that I got the message, being healthy is much easier than I thought it would be.
Now, if I miss a workout or eat too unhealthy for too long my body (my brain) knows that something is completely off. It has been trained. We sike ourselves out of many of the things we want to pursue because of fear.
Fear is the brain telling you “Hey, there’s unchartered territory ahead, BEWARE“. That’s about it though. It is just a signal. It is not a stop sign.
The most successful people say, the hardest part is realizing that you want something more from your life.