Success is often considered identical with the amount of money that somebody earn, however other people define success as something they can be proud of regardless money. While people give various definitions to success, many are in agreement that success has something to do with positivity.
No matter how success is defined, positive attitude always becomes the fundamental principle that has to be applied in many aspects of life. Although having positive thinking and attitude takes some practice, there are some points that can be applied to achieve it.
First, the expression ‘There is always a silver lining in every dark cloud’ can perhaps perfectly represent the first point of positive thinking. It means each or every single thing that happens to us has the positive side depending on how you perceive it. Therefore, it is our perception that has to be directed to the positivity.
The perception of ‘I am failing’ should be shifted to ‘Next time, I’ll do better’. This way, you are always full of positive spirit that by doing better you will gain success. At the end of the day, this positivity will be reflected in your attitude.
Second, looking back to your past experience is good as far as learning from it is concerned. However, if you keep looking back to the past to regret that ‘things would have turned out differently had you done something different’, you live your life in agony of the past failure and it gives you negative feeling of blaming yourself.
Since you do not live in the past and there is nothing that you can do to change what happened, how about this: ‘I should avoid doing such and such things like I did in the past so that the same failure will not happen twice’. At this point, you have the positive thinking that you will gain success this time. It is this faith that keep people going on.
Third, condemning yourself will only make you a sulky person. Dealing with failure has never been easy, but if you take too long to recover, the negative thoughts will dominate how you perceive life. Deal with it positively by not verbally complaining constantly about anything.
This ability to repress negative remarks and change them with positive expressions will absolutely give you a big difference to the surrounding atmosphere and to your facial expression as well as to your heart beat. Try hard to quickly shift your ‘negative mode’ to the ‘positive thinking mode’ and you will be glad you have done it.