7 ESSENTIALS TO A POSITIVE PERSONALITY
Positive personality will have more of an impact on your success and happiness than perhaps any other factor. How can you develop a positive personality? The secret is simple. Your character and your personality are largely determined by your mental diet, that is, what you feed your mind. If you feed your mind with positive ideas, books, conversations and positive thoughts, you will naturally develop a more positive personality. You will also become more influential and persuasive and you will enjoy greater self-confidence and self-esteem.
Remember, a positive attitude, can only be developed through training and practice. And according to psychological studies, it takes only 21 days to develop a new habit or a positive personality.
Here are the seven keys to a more positive personality:
1. Positive Self-talk.
According to psychologists, 95% of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself as you go through your day. This is called a person’s inner dialogue or self-talk. To develop a positive attitude, you must always speak to yourself positively. The best way to do this is to use affirmations, that is, positive statements phrased in the positive and present tense. The most common and effective affirmations include, “I like myself” and “I can do it.” This is how successful people think all the time.
2. Positive Visualization:
The most powerful ability you have is your ability to visualize your goals and to see them as already accomplished. You can do this by creating a clear and exciting mental picture of your goal and your ideal life and replaying this picture on the screen of your mind over and over. All improvement in your outer life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures and you have complete control over the mental pictures that you play on the screen of your mind. So make sure you only allow positive mental pictures in your mind.
3. Positive People
Your choice of the people with whom you live, work and associate will have more of an impact on your emotions and success than any other factor because the people around you determine your self-talk and mental pictures. Decide today to associate only with winners and positive, optimistic people. Avoid negative people at all costs because they are the primary source of most of the unhappiness in your life.
4. Positive Mental Food:
Your mind needs healthy mental food just like your body needs healthy nutritious food. Start feeding your mind with positive mental food by reading inspirational and educational books, articles and magazines. If you feed your mind with uplifting ideas and information you will begin to feel more confident about yourself and your world.
5. Positive Training and Development.
The miracle of lifelong learning and personal improvement is what it takes to get you from rags to riches and from poverty to success and financial independence. As Jim Rohn once said, “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” When you dedicate yourself to learning and growing and becoming better and more effective in your thoughts and actions, you take complete control of your life and dramatically increase the speed at which you move upward to greater heights.
6. Positive Health Habits.
Take excellent care of your physical health by eating healthy nutritious food and exercising regularly. A good balanced diet will have an immediate and positive effect on your thoughts and feelings. Also if you exercise regularly you will begin to feel happier and you will experience lower levels of stress and fatigue. It is not surprising that some of the factors that predispose us to negative emotions include fatigue, lack of exercise and poor health habits.
7. Positive Expectations.
Having positive expectations is one of the most powerful techniques that you can use to build your positive personality and to ensure positive outcomes and better results in your life. Your expectations become your own self-fulfilling prophecies because whatever you expect with confidence seems to come into your life. Since you can control your expectations, you should always expect the best. Expect to be successful and expect to be popular with new people when you meet them. When you constantly expect good things you will seldom be disappointed.