If you want to have a fulfilling life, you must stay within a certain range of positivity.
They say the most successful people are those who rarely see the glass as half empty, even when it is completely empty.
These people are positive the turnaround will always be something good versus something bad. How do you maintain this ideology after, say, a whole week of pure bad luck and misfortunes?
Here are a few reasons why reading motivational phrases and quotes can keep you on the positive track, indefinitely.
1. We speak things into existence.
The psychs call it positive reinforcement, and it is as simple as it sounds. If you are repeatedly told that your behavior is negative, eventually, you will have a lower self-esteem.
On the other hand, if you are told your behaviors are enhancing and uplifting, your confidence will begin to rise. The same idea goes for taking postivity into your life.
Writing on the bathroom mirror is something that helps. It is the first thing you see when you wake up and your mind is clear.
Whatever you take in at this point in the day will stick with you for the remainder of the day, so begin with something that will make you want to conquer the world.
It is good to read or even listen (audiobooks are good too) to very strong-willed people in the morning. Think of it as your mental physical trainer shouting at you that you have 23 more hours to get it right.
Go out and do something amazing.
2. If you see it enough times, you start to belief in it more.
I see this behavior a lot with people who join congregations or any team-building environment. It is important to go to services every week if you are apart of a faith. They want to you surround yourself with specific influences so you will not stray.
You can do this with yourself to keep your mind in happy territory. The positive reassurances you see and hear allow you to become an overall better person.
3. Habits are hard to break.
After you have trained yourself to keep a level of affirmation and positive thoughts, it will be very hard to go back to your former thinking.
You will be a changed person, and many of the problems you once faced will seem like some kind of bad joke to you. You'll be able to reflect on your growth in a new, profound way.
4. We have bad days.
No matter how positive you pride yourself on being, there will be days you will blow your lid, so to speak.
It could be the result of something you have kept your mouth shut about that suddenly escapes, or it could be a run-in with someone who seems to make it his or her business to piss you off.
Our interactions with one another gives us many reactions, but when it's a negative reaction on our part, we must not let it overtake us.
Repeating the positive quotes a few hours later, or maybe even the next day, resets our mind back to its normal state. Hindsight is always 20/20, and you may even be able to see how you could of gone about it in a different way.
5. The mind is the most powerful muscle.
"It's all in your mind" is a very honest quote, but many of us don't honestly believe that.
It is true: Once you train your brain to be one way, it will be set.
I have emphasized the word "training" quite a few times in this article because it is not something that will just naturally happen; it's something you have to want to happen.
We underestimate the power of our minds. I recently saw this in myself. Outside of my entrepreneurial mindset, I was also struggling with weight.
It wasn't until I began programming my brain (myself) to intake healtheir foods and added workouts to my daily routine, that I got the message: Being healthy is much easier than I thought it would be.
Now, if I miss a workout or eat poorly for too long, by body (my brain) knows something is completely off. We psych ourselves out of many of the goals we want to pursue out of fear.
Fear is the brain telling you, "Hey, there's unchartered territory ahead. BEWARE." That's about it, though.
Fear is just a signal, not a stop sign.