Only one person can control your attitude – YOU.
Your attitude and outlook on life has great power over your future. There are really only two views on life: optimism… or pessimism. One looks for the good things in life (optimism) or always looks for the negative (pessimism).
Why should someone have an optimistic outlook on life?
Healthy life – Harvard School of Public Health released a study showing that optimistic people have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and other heart problems. Another survey suggests that people with optimistic outlooks have better cholesterol readings when comparing blood tests to pessimistic people.
Live longer – A study by the University of Pittsburgh concluded a study which found that optimists are less likely to die from all kinds of different illnesses. Imagine living longer just because you ‘see the glass as half full’!
Better career – A positive outlook has been know to help increase work satisfaction and also encourages promotion at work for those who have positive energy. Why? Because when you’re happy at work, your employer and colleagues notice. You get more done and are better to be around.
Optimism has many benefits not just physically, but mentally as well. It’s the single greatest thing to help create change in your life. How do you go from where you are now to being more positive?
- Be thankful everyday for the things you have in life. Food, friends, and a safe place to life. Realize that many people in the world struggle just to have these items.
- Have dreams. Think about what makes you happy. Make that a mental image every day as you get out of bed.
- Find new friends. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. Find more friends that are happy and thankful.
- Set realistic expectations. Are you putting too much pressure on yourself and can’t meet your goals? Set standards for life that you can meet. Life is not perfect – learn to go with life’s imperfections.
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