“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” ~ Earl Nightingale
I always advise people to focus on what they love and not on what they hate, to look for the good in people instead of the bad, to act as they would love to be not as others tell them they should, for what we focus on expands and “what we resist, not only persists but will also grow in size.” ~ Carl Jung.
By being a happy person, by focusing on the good rather than the bad, on the positive rather than the negative, on what we want rather than what we don’t want, we are able to transform ourselves, our lives and the lives of those around us.
There are many tremendous effects of having a positive attitude and today I will cover 7 of them.
When others do nothing but to criticize and complain, you focus on the good in people, you look beyond the surface and the labels. You focus on what can be done not on what was and on what is, you create a new reality for yourself and those around you. You break the rules and you show the world how IMPOSSIBLE can become I’M POSSIBLE.
“You’ve gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.” ~Author Unknown
2. Boost Self Confidence
We rarely stop to think how powerful our words are and the impact they can have on people’s lives.
“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ~ Buddha
By beautifying our thoughts, by using kind words when we speak with ourselves and with others, by looking for opportunities instead of obstacles, by looking for the good in ourselves and others and by praising the good traits instead of the bad ones, we help boost our own self esteem, self confidence and also the self confidence of those we interact with.
By doing so, we help transform negative behaviors into positive ones and we go from being unhappy to being happy.
3. Positive Impact
Not only will you have a positive impact on people’s lives by constantly looking for ways to bring the GOOD on the surface through everything you do, but you will also have a positive impact on the world we all live in, for you can’t help one person without helping yourself and without helping the whole world.
“Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~ Steve Maraboli
You help people awaken by telling them how much you believe in them and by showing them how much you care about their needs and desires. So many of us live most of our lives on auto pilot and by treating people differently and by praising vs. criticizing, you help “awaken the giant within them.” ~ Tony Robbins
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” ~ John O’Donohue
5. Meaningful Living
Whenever you catch people doing something positive, praise them and tell them how precious and valuable they are; tell them how much the world needs their unique gifts and talents and how without them the world would be incomplete. Lead by example; allow yourself to be a source of inspiration for many and know that by bringing meaning and purpose into your life you will inspire and help others do the same.
“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing — then we truly live life.”~ Greg Anderson
6. The Gift of Love
People look for inspiration, they look for role models, somebody from whom they can learn, somebody who can inspire and empower them, they look for somebody who can help heal their fears and unleash their hidden potential.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
By being the happy and positive person that you are, by loving yourself and your life, by following your heart and making your dreams come true, you inspire others to do the same, and you offer the world the gift of love. Love for themselves, love for the work they do, love for the people around them and what’s most important, LOVE for their own LIVES!
“Who, being loved, is poor?” ~ Oscar Wilde
In conclusion, you offer yourself and the whole world the gift of happiness. When you yourself get to a place where you can accept yourself completely, where you can be satisfied with who you are and what you have, you will be able to be happy with those around you also. The outside world is nothing more than a projection of our inner world and “everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung
Because you will understand the words of Buddha on how “Happiness never decreases by being shared” , you will constantly look for ways to inspire and to share your happiness with everybody around you and making sure that at least one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
With all my love,
Like this post? Then sign-up for our “Daily Dose of Inspiration” Newsletter. It’s FREE! Over 30,000 likeminded people have already registered.