Power of Positive Thinking

Surviving the Post-Election Apocalypse with a Positive Attitude

Post Election Day Positivity: How to Stay United and Hopeful! Immediately following the election of our 45th president, sadly the country became a divided nation.  Never before have so many Americans been so torn, conflicted and upset during an election period.  While a winner was declared in Donald J. Trump, it was a heartbreaking loss for America and her citizens.  This loss didn’t come from either side not being victorious, it came from the breaking heart of our country as some friends, neighbors, relatives and complete strangers began celebrate while others began to turn on each other in anger and in fear and began to rally together to protest. People took to social media to publish political findings and opinions on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.  Others took to marching...

4 Impeding Words Successful People Never Use on the Road to Success

We are what we think, and also, sometimes what we say.  Our words can be very powerful motivators and can also have a substantial impact on us consciously and subconsciously.   Sometimes through expressing the negative, we become negative.  We actually train our body to think in a negative manner through repeated use of negative words and phrases.   There are other words that are not necessarily negative, but can subconsciously impede progress, actions and productivity.  These hidden words are words that impact you actually putting plans in motion and taking action on a dream, goal or belief.   To avoid this from happening, you need to simply avoid the use of these words and phrases.   1. “I’m confused.”      Now don’t get me wrong, it’s ok...

The 5 Most Important Things Successful People Do in the Morning

Morning people are successful people.  In order to get ahead in life, you need to get ahead on your day, every day.  CEOs, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, they all harness that much needed willpower to develop a morning routine that gets them ahead of the competition.  They don’t have a snooze button.  Instead they jump out of bed each morning with energy and enthusiasm, well rested and ready to tackle their day. Here’s the top 5 things that successful people do every morning: 1. Get up an Hour Early: If you haven’t guessed it, not only are they morning people, successful people get up extremely early.  Research has shown, not only are early risers more optimistic and conscientious, they also anticipate problems and minimize them more efficiently.  Which is critical...

Nocebo Effect: The Damage Caused by Negative Thinking, Just Because You Believe

Medical experiments are required to have a control group in order to validate the results. Participants are given something innocuous like a sugar pill and are not told whether they’ve received the medicine or the placebo. In many cases, patients who receive the placebo will respond to treatment as though they had received the medicine. Their bodies physiologically respond to the pill because they believed they were receiving the treatment. This is known as the placebo effect. The nocebo effect is a lesser-known occurrence that is an evil twin of the placebo effect. Nocebo in Latin means ‘I will harm;’ it is the opposite of placebo, ‘I will please.’ A nocebo is a neutral element that is given with the suggestion that it will do you harm. In thinking that they are given something harmful, p...

“Role Playing” your Way to Success

Act as if you already are who you want to be. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Wear the clothes of the job you want to have?”   In the literal sense, it means that you should dress to impress, or another famous quote, “Dress for Success.”  Its an easy concept.  Wear a suit to work and you will be seen as professional. Wear casual clothes and you will be seen as a cubicle worker.  When you get less than 30 seconds to make a first impression, putting your best foot forward can make the difference, and even prevent negative opinions to be created before the interview has even begun.  People who dress to impress are often more in line for promotions, more likely to be hired on an interview, and more likely to be respected by their customers. The phrase has a deep metaphorical meani...

One Nation, Divisible by Social Media

Years ago when I went to college, I had an American Government class. The first day of class, back in 1999, my teacher came in. I was very excited about this class, being interested in learning more than they never really did teach us in high school about the way the government actually works. They spent so much time on the colonization of the United States, its formation, the wars, that when it came to current day events we always seemed just never get to that part. The internet wasn’t much more diverse than a set of good encyclopedias at this point, and your major headlines still came much faster in the newspaper. Anyway, back to American Government… My first day of class I was in for a shock when my teacher approached the front of the lecture hall filled with over 700 eager ...

Learn the Science Behind How Positive and Negative Thoughts Physically Change Your Brain: And Why Your Happiness and Health Depends on a Positive Attitude

A man named Steve Parton from CuriousApes.com wrote a brilliant article about how your thoughts shape your brain, and we thought it extremely essential to share this information with our readers to drive home how necessary it is to not only THINK POSITIVE, but to avoid thinking negative. They not only shape it, they reshape it, continuously. Every time you have a thought, an experience, learn something, your brain has changed. And you may say, “Sure… I know this,” but what you may not know is this isn’t just a figurative concept, its physical. Your thoughts literally, change your brain. Lets discover how. In your brain there is a collection of synapses separated by empty space called the synaptic cleft. Whenever you have a thought, one synapse shoots a chemical across the cleft, or empty s...

6 Celebrity Rejection Letters to Remind You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Rejection can be devastating.  You work your heart out, you follow your dreams, you fall flat on your face.   Someone in an a higher position may make a huge judgement on you based on a small amount of information.   The truth is, they don’t know you.  They don’t know what you are capable of.  And they don’t know the will and determination you have to succeed.  They make a simple judgement or decision that may halt you in your tracks… but don’t despair!   Pick your self back up, regroup, work harder, keep moving forward.  Climb, jump, run, or fly over that wall, because at the end of the day, it’s only one opinion.  One opinion out of billions.  For that one person who tells you that you can’t, there may be 100 people who believe that you can.  And you n...

Benefits of Positive Thinking

You have probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or to “see the cup as half full.” Chances are good that the people who make these comments are positive thinkers. Researchers are finding more and more evidence pointing to the many benefits of optimism and positive thinking. Such findings suggest that not only are positive thinkers healthier and less stressed, they also have greater overall well-being. According to positive psychology researcher Suzanne Segerstrom, “Setbacks are inherent to almost every worthwhile human activity, and a number of studies show that optimists are in general both psychologically and physiologically healthier.” Even if positive thinking does not come naturally to you, there are plenty of great reasons to sta...

A Positive Attitude: More than just happy thoughts

The glass is half full.  When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.  When one door closes, another one opens.   We say these quotes to remind ourselves to stay positive.   Having a positive attitude is an important tool to getting through the hardest times in life.  Believing there is a bright side, believing that you can overcome adversity, believing that you can be the best, and believing simply that you can make the impossible possible is most often the difference between those who dream, those who try and fail and those who achieve. Having a positive attitude is more than just thinking happy thoughts.  If that was the case, we’d only just need a little fairy dust and we would be flying on our way.   A positive attitude is a mental ...

13 Things That Mentally Strong People Avoid

With all the time people spend with physical health and strength, sometimes mental health can be even more beneficial, especially in business. Forbes Magazine published a list compiled by psychotherapist and social worker Amy Morin that they felt would be extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs. We found it to be inspirational and would love to share it with you! Mentally Strong People DONT: 1. Waste time feeling sorry for themselves. They take responsibility for their actions, and move forward in a more positive direction. They don’t complain and dwell and drag themselves down feeling as if life is unfair. They do the best with the hand they’ve been dealt. 2. Give away their power. Mentally strong people avoid giving others the upper hand to make them feel inferior or bad. They...

Knowing When to be an Optimist and a Realist in Life and Business

Always  have a positive attitude.  This we will tell you time and time again.   Forbes Magazine states that Entrepreneurs tend to lead toward one of the two mindsets.   On the plus side, optimism will drive hope, belief and allow you to remain strong no matter what the outcome.  Realism will allow you to know your limits, keep your feet on the ground, make more practical and less emotionally driven decisions.  On the other hand, can optimism bring you up too high that you don’t know when you’ve made mistake, or need to rethink the situation, or does realism stop you from pushing forward in the face of failure in fear or calculation that the impossible may just be impossible?  There’s definitely a place for both in life and business, and I think that a careful mix of the t...

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