How do you keep a positive mindset?

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At times when the U.S. and other major economies are showing signs of wear and tear... it's clear that your mentality can limit ones vision and success, but there are activities and strategies that people use successfully to shift their focus forward when troubling thoughts weigh us down?

Please share what specific activities keep that positive mindset active?

Here are some thoughts that come to mind for me:
  • Develop a winning attitude. You may have failed many times before... but if you Look at failure as a LESSON rather than a LOSS, you have gained more experience towards success.
  • See the positive in everything. This can be a challenge... I had cancer a few years back and it was hard to see positive it that, but I now see cancer as a life-changing experience. It removed me from a very stressful job and into a life where I can spend a whole lot more time with my family and kids and not deal with that stressful job I once had with no family life.
  • Sow positive seeds... Positive thoughts and deeds are the seeds... positive outcomes.... are the fruits of our labor.
  • Take responsibility. Growing old is inevitable... growing up is a choice. Even if our parents were negative, let's not blame them, but understand that we can proceed along the path that we have been accustomed to, or we can choose an entirely new one. Take charge of your life... and make it as good and wonderful as you would like it to be... Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Life is neither good nor bad... but thinking makes it so... (Shakespeare used similar lines) Maybe there is truth in the sayings of these great minds.
All the best on your journey to create a more positive universe and thanks for sharing your positive producing activities and strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Awesome post.

    Mindset is 99% of the battle. The technical stuff online can be learned, the strategies can be learned and everything else can be shaped. But if you're a negative person, you'll never make it and have a miserable life.

    My mindset now is, "If this thing fails, I don't care, I'm not taking it personally. Maybe it's just not meant to be. But if I had never tried it, I'd never know for sure. So now I know one more way to NOT do things. That makes me smarter."

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  • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
    Yeh trying to see the positive definitely helps - an 'attitude of gratitude' and all that. I try to be thankful for even the seemingly insignificant things and find this helps nip any debilitating thoughts or action from taking hold.
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    • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
      Originally Posted by JoeUK View Post

      Yeh trying to see the positive definitely helps - an 'attitude of gratitude' and all that. I try to be thankful for even the seemingly insignificant things and find this helps nip any debilitating thoughts or action from taking hold.
      Gratitude changes attitude. You said it right and this is the mindset that I actively follow. Being thankful makes you content, happy, and extremely positive. It definitely washes away all the negativity. And, whenever you encounter a situation that can lead you down that road of negativity, have the presence of mind to thank God (or whatever deity you believe in) that you are not in a worse situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author jekis4sv
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  • Profile picture of the author jade69
    When things go wrong, I just meditate and the answer is there.

    I also like to think about some very nice words I heard: "Be optimistic..."
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    Thanks for that post!
    One another way which helps me to keep positive mindset, is when something happend, no matter good or bad, I think it is all of justly. Don't get upset if you loose, it's only a signal, that you should change something in your life, and start from yourself, change the way of thinking, and you'll see, how your life becomes better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maricela margene
    Thanks for the timely post, some things are fading away there are other things like online marketing where big opportunities exist...
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    It helps me in keeping a positive mindset to keep things in their proper
    perspective. Bad things will always be part of everyone's journey.
    So understand that reality, and work through the rough patches in life
    that you encounter along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author duleyeric
    that's right!!!! i agree with you...thanks for the share
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I believe the consequences of your choices are what determines if your life is good or bad. it is all in the mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author gohan2091
    I look at other people who are less fortunate than me or aren't as smart and I then think more positive about myself!
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    • Profile picture of the author abundantlife
      At my age I'm thankful for every day that I'm able to solidly plant my feet on the floor. My day starts in a spirit of gratitude and continues throughout the day. I'm thankful for my family and my friends. I almost had a heart attack a while back so I'm very happy that my blood still flows regular like.

      Beyond that I'm just glad to be a part of the human community. So whatever happens that might try to get me down has to fight all the good stuff I have going for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSanti7
    I always look at the things that I should be thankful for. Plus, no matter what the situation is, I always know that things are going to get better.
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  • Profile picture of the author aldentan
    For me it's simple: Surround yourself with positive people =)
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  • Profile picture of the author JMCM
    I believe I can choose happiness. I can choose to live my life the way I want. No one can take it from me.

    Being personally responsible for my own well-being has helped me in an incredible way. I was able to overcome addiction, and it absolutely changed my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
    I look at my task lists daily to ensure no negative thoughts can enter.
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