Written By Scott Lichau

Practicing optimistic thinking helps us to concentrate on our strengths as well as our accomplishments that increases our happiness and motivation. The following 10 tips for building a positive mind-set offers useful suggestions which you can use to help  you to shift into better thought processes.

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1. Take Proper care of yourself
It is easier to stay positive while you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest. 

2. Remember all the Things you’re Grateful For
Taking at least one minute each day to stop and enjoy the good things can make a big difference.  Stress and obstacles do not seem quite so bad when we are continually remembering the things which are good in life. (Focus on the good)

3. Search for the Truth rather than Make Assumptions
If you are worried that a friend or family member’s poor mind-set is because of something you did, or that your workmates are privately gossiping about you behind your back, do not hesitate to ask them. Do not waste your time worrying that you did something wrong until you have evidence that there is anything to be concerned about.

4. Avoid making use of Absolutes
Speaking and thinking in absolutes such as ‘always’ ( for example, You’re ALWAYS late ) and also ‘never’ (for example, You NEVER contact me ) makes the situation appear even worse than it is, and forces your brain to believe that certain individuals are not capable of delivering a desired outcome.

5. Remove Negative Thoughts
Your thoughts can’t have any power over you unless you give them that power. If you see that your developing negative thought’s, get rid of them, This is a very important skill to learn, the mind can’t be negative and positive at the same time- This is why It’s vital to surround yourself with positivity as much as possible.

6. Crush the “ANTs”
(Automatic negative thoughts) are actually the bad thoughts which are generally reactionary, such as “Those guys are laughing, they must be laughing at me,” or “The boss wants to see me? What have I done now?” When you observe these types of thoughts, understand that they are simply “ANTs” and just crush them.

7. Practice caring and touching (Your family and friends)
You do not have to be a Rocket Scientist to understand the advantages of a great hug. Positive bodily contact with friends, family members, and even domestic pets is an immediate pick-me-up.

8. Enhance your Social Activity
By being social, you reduce solitude. Surround yourself with happy, healthy folks, and you will be affected by their positive energy in a positive way.

9. Help someone else
Everybody feels great after helping someone else. We can do this in many ways, we might want to volunteer our cash, our time, or our assets. If you put more positive energy into your world, you will receive more positive energy back.
When I have taken the time to help others, not only did they benefit from it but I had more positivity in my own life and I found that my own life was improved in ways I never expected.

10. Get rid of Rumination
Rumination is hyper-focusing on something and this is a negative trait to have.  If you are doing this, the best way to prevent it is to disrupt the pattern and start doing something totally different. Try changing your physical surroundings – go for a walk or get outdoors. You can also call a friend, read a book, or listen to some of your favourite music (Singing is Optional but Highly Recommended).


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5 Things Successful People Do To Improve

Have you ever wondered why some people succeed so much in what they do in life while others do not? Well, here are 5 things successful people do to improve. Try them out and you will become a legend in your community in no time.

1. They set goals persistently 

You cannot improve in anything you do unless you set some targets and achieve them. Successful people understand that you can never be too good at what you do or too successful in your profession. You always have a goal to achieve. You always have to do something that no one before you did. Steve Jobs had this type of mentality and look at what he built. Apple is now one of the most highly valued companies in the world. 
(When you set a goal, attach a date to that goal- A goal without a date is just a wish)

2. They have the right networks

You cannot succeed alone. You need a network of people who know things that you do not know. You should listen to their expert advice, analyse it, and then use it if it makes sense. Do not rely on your wisdom in everything you do because there is no way that you can know everything. Get a good accountant, a professional lawyer, an excellent human resource manager, and a strategic thinker among others. Start connecting with the experts in your society because they have the ability to guide you to success. 

3. Take responsibility for your actions and learn from your failures

You will never be successful if you do not accept responsibility for your actions. Without this step, you will never learn from your mistakes. Instead, you would blame others for your failures and doing that will cost you many good friends. If you learn from your mistakes, you can correct them and even prevent them in future. You can build stronger relationships with those around you and generate better ideas than you did before you took responsibility for your actions. 

4. Family is everything

People who succeed focus on their families. They have to train their heirs to the family fortune so that their effort to build this fortune does not go to waste after they die. Knowing that someone will take over their businesses motivates them to work harder so that they can hand over a strong and prosperous business. The other part of this is that I have people in my life who are not a blood relation to me but I still see them as my family.

5. Take care of your body, mind, and spirit

You cannot be successful if your body is unable to handle the stresses that come with working hard. You have to stay healthy with exercise and a healthy diet. You also have to have a sound mind for you to make the right decisions at the right time. Doing so is impossible if you have too much stress. Finally, you have to be in good spirits for you to think clearly. You also cannot enjoy life or interact with others positively if you are in a bad mood persistently. Take care of yourself so that you can expand your wealth and enjoy it while you are at it.