The word ‘attitude’ comes from the Italian for ‘posture’ is means it’s how you carry yourself, something you hold in your whole being, your entire approach to the world.
This positivity has the potential to benefit all areas of your life.
It allows you to be more open and resilient in the face of life’s day to day challenges. When you come up against an obstacle, it will also serve the purpose of guiding you away from worry, rumination, or negative thinking.
Focus on the positive
The first step when it comes to adopting a positive attitude is to simply direct your attention towards the good, rather than the bad.
In psychology, this is called ‘cognitive reframing’ and though it appears simple, it has a profound effect on your thoughts and behaviors. Over time, as you make the effort to focus on the positive, you will slowly rewire your brain, so it becomes increasingly easier to do so.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?”
– Nathaniel Branden
“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
“Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results. ”
– Germany Kent
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey