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5 Signs Indicating That You are Becoming a Positive-Minded Person

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Whoever says that being positive is easy is trying to sell you some unrealistic dream. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that life is phenomenal, but I also know that changing your mindset and seeing the good in any bad situation takes some real work and mental strength. Maintaining a positive attitude depends on your decision and commitment, not on luck.

When I was younger, the environment I came from was toxic and destructive. It was one of those places where positivity doesn’t exist. You know the word, but you don’t know the meaning. I was convinced for many years that I can’t do anything about my life, that life controls me, end of story.

Only the giant feeling of dissatisfaction saved me from living in this misery. Because I wasn’t willing to buy this false belief, I started to read more, to learn more and practice what I learned. When I realized for the first time in my life than I can become a happy person, that I can live with a positive mindset, that was the day I was truly born.

Here are 5 signs which show you that you are on the right path to reaching your ultimate happiness:

1. You recognize negativity

Do you remember those days when you were drowning in negativity and didn’t even bother to change it? It was too natural to you because that was all you’ve ever known.

You know that you are changing when you start noticing a negative environment, negative people and their complaints about life. It will bother you and annoy you. What was once normal, will become a waste of time.

As a positive-minded person, you look for solutions instead of problems. You will see the bright side of life and stop focusing on things you can’t control.

“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” – E.A Bucchianeri

2. You’ll cut down on the news

What is the news? Shooting, drugs, corrupted politics? People say that they watch the news to stay informed. Let me tell you something, I stopped paying attention to the news about 2 or 3 years ago, and surprisingly, I am informed well enough. How is that possible? Well, at first, people tell me what’s going on even if I don’t want to hear it. Second, we have social media where we spend enough time to get every piece of necessary information about this world.

Once you become more open-minded and understand how crucial it is to feed your mind with the right information, you’ll spend more time learning some useful and valuable knowledge than knowing what guy died of an overdose of cocaine.

I am not saying that we should ignore what’s happening around us, but sitting in front of the TV and steering on this unpleasant content doesn’t make this world a better place.

3. You care more about others

The truth is that small minds take care of themselves, and great minds take care of others. Negative people are too busy with their unhappy life, their problems and all they never had. It’s tough to find the time for others since their minds are occupied only with themselves.

Once you start becoming more positive and open-minded to the world, you’ll understand that the real wealth, the true fulfillment comes, from helping those less fortunate than you. You’ll understand that there are tons of other people worse off than you, people who struggle with food or water or clothes.

You’ll find the purpose of your life in giving which rewards you with more to give. You’ll feel responsible for sharing your positivity with the world which will eventually become your lifestyle.

4. You take full responsibility for your life

I remember those times when I was filled with negativity. I believed that everything bad happening to me is someone else’s fault. All I was doing was pointing fingers but never actually look in the mirror and see the person who runs this show.

Once you start changing your perspective, you’ll understand that life, your job, quality or your relationship and everything else is a matter of your choices and thus your responsibility. You stop blaming people around and take full control over your life. That’s going to be a moment when you become mind free.

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

5. You understand that happiness is an inside job

This is one of the best indicators that you are radically changing your mindset and becoming a more positive person than ever before. One of the reasons why well-balanced people become confident and excited in life is that they make themselves happy. They don’t wait for this person or that job opportunity or a lottery to give them happiness. They understand the power over their mind.

Once you adopt a positive attitude, you won’t expect others to bring you the fulfillment or satisfaction you are looking for. You’ll become less lonely since you’ll be enjoying the company with yourself. Finding happiness inside of you is the ultimate personal victory in life.

How have you transformed from the old negative you to the new positive you? Leave your thoughts and experiences below!

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Silvia committed her life to many things but one of them is helping people in turning their pain into power and teach them how to find benefits in the most difficult events of their lives. She is a motivational speaker and founder of CourageWithinYou platform.  She has written well over 200 articles oriented on personal development, success, and healthy mental growth. You can connect with her on Facebook or on her personal website www.silviaturon.com.

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A Simple but Effective Technique to Be More Confident

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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