Positive Attitude

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Positive Attitude

The Approach To Creating Better Days


by Richard O. Aichele


Would you like to enjoy every day more? An old but always true adage teaches: You receive back what you give. Give a smile and you will likely get a smile back. Give a frown and you'll get one back. Once a person makes a consistent committment to project positive attitudes, friendly gestures and cooperative approaches to others it can be amazing how much easier and more productive every day becomes. It is part of the universal law of attraction.

The concept of Positive Thinking was strongly promoted by Norman Vincent Peale, was a longtime minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City and author of a number of books including The Amazing Resuts Of Positive Thinking. Peale wrote: "Often people don't really understand that nature of positive thinking. A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative but he refuses to dwell on it. Positive Thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worse conditions. It is possible to expect the best for yourself even when things look bad. And the remarkable fact is that when you seek good, you are very likely to find it."

The reality that behavior and attitudes produce good results is certainly not new. In 1916, a business publication wrote that Ambrose Webster, the founder of the American Watch Tool Company, who was known for his originality of ideas in factory management recognized and rewarded workers that displayed positive attitudes. One example he mentioned was that among one group of his working men there was one man who was paid a higher wage than the others although the quality and quantity of the work produced were equal among everyone in the group. Webster explained that the difference was, "His is of such a good disposition, always placing the best construction on whatever we do and saying a good word for the company when others are inclined to grumble, that his influence among the men is well worth the extra in his wages."

More recently, the same attributes are still being recognized. Those positive types of people with good attitudes possess what motivational speaker Dr. Robert Brooks, PH.D, called "resilient mindsets." Those resilient mindset types of people always stand out because, "they are available [to others] for support and encouragement, they have excellent problem-solving skills, they demonstrate discipline, they are optimistic, recognize their strengths and they view mistakes as experiences from which to learn," Brooks explained.

The behavior to avoid is being a person who tends to focus on the negatives and unhappy aspects of life. Those negative attitudes will ultimately adversely affect the person's overall mental and physical health. People with pessimistic life attitudes are also less likely to resolve the very issues that are making them unhappy.

For those who study Metaphysical concepts, the Law of Attraction can produce results as it responds to both positive and negative thoughts by individuals. Again, a person will receive back what they give. Simply explained in The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks: "To better understand the Law of Attraction, see yourself as a magnet attracting unto you the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat you cannot attract thin. If you are thinking poor, you cannot attract prosperity and so on. It is the Law of Attraction."

Ultimately, those individuals that can consistently meet the challenges of life with a positive, optimistic attitude create the best opportunities to lead satisfying and successful lives. So when a day or a period of your life is going well, relax, enjoy it and take some of the credit that you helped make it that way by having that healthy and positive attitude.



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