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How to develop a positive mindset

Posted on 10 January, 2020 at 17:05
Written by Dirk Vermooten (January 2020) The latest research shows that a positive mindset is a better predictor of success than IQ, school grades, or almost any other factor you can think of. In contrast, negative people get sick more often, are divorced more frequently and raise kids who get in more trouble! Unfortunately, our minds are 5 times more likely to jump to a negative thought than a positive one. So, does that mean we are victims of never-ending negativity? Not at all! You see, free choice always wins, and we can choose to be positive anytime we want. One way of developing a positive mindset is through changing your thoughts. You have probably heard numerous people say: "Just be positive!" and you had to fight back the urge to slap them because if it was that easy you would have done it already. Well you're right, changing your thoughts and developing a positive mindset requires a CONSTANT, CONSCIOUS EFFORT. Here is the steps you need to take in order to change your thinking: Step 1 - Catch your negative thought when it pops into your head, like "I am not good enough" Step 2 - Immediately beat it back with by repeating the opposite positive affirmation 3 times. In this example: "I AM good enough, I AM good enough, I AM good enough". If you do this consistently with every negative thought you have, you will soon teach your mind not to default to negativity and develop a positive mindset in the process.

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