Happy vs. Unhappy
Different Aspects of Life5
performance. Many studies have concluded that
optimists generally outperform pessimists in the workplace.
To improve their performance, many companies now use
optimism tests to ensure that they only hire relatively
Optimism is a particularly powerful predictor of
success in sales
because optimistic salespeople take action, and continue taking
action, even if their initial results are disappointing. As a
result, optimists sell more and are less likely to quit.
In sports, optimistic professional athletes and coaches perform
better than pessimistic ones, particularly under pressure.
health. Optimists tend to be healthier and have
better immune system functioning than pessimists. Optimists are
also more likely to stick to efforts to improve their health
(such as exercising and eating right). And when they do have
health problems, optimists are often able to identify them
relatively early because their belief that their actions can
have beneficial results leads them to seek a doctor’s opinion.
Sathya Sai Baba about Positive Affirmations
3-Step Healing Processes for Healing Affirmations
The Three-Step Healing Processes for
affirmations are: Think, See and Feel.
You need to:
Think Positive Thoughts
Visualize Radiant, Positive Images
Feel Positive, Sparkling Energy flow within you...
of Positive Affirmations
By: Sathya Sai Baba
My Positive Thoughts Invigorate
me and others! My Radiantly Positive Thoughts impart Hope,
Joy and Courage.
My thoughts Tickle and Delight
me with Gentleness and
Every day, in Every way, I Shine! Shine! Shine with
I am a Persistently Positive
weed! I Grow! Grow! Grow! despite being chopped, poisoned or
pulled! My Roots are Deep and Alive! I Thrive where others
fail! I never give up! I am a Persistently Positive weed! I
Rule the Garden of
Declaring Independence from Negative Thinking
Identify your Automatic Negative
Thoughts (ANTs) and triggers.
ANTs, such as "I'm a loser", "I'm unworthy" or "I fail at
everything", are generally triggered by specific situations, so
identify situations that upset you, and try to pinpoint your
immediate reaction. After identifying your habitual negative
thoughts, and the situations that trigger them, then recognize
the negative effects your ANTs have. Your negative thoughts may
trigger broader patterns of negative emotions,
counter-productive behaviors, and additional negative
Be the Best Possible
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Four Steps to a Super Attitude
Focus On The
Whenever you’re faced
with a difficulty, focus on the solution rather than on the problem.
Think and talk about the ideal solution to the obstacle or setback,
rather than wasting time rehashing and reflecting on the problem.
Solutions are inherently positive, whereas problems are inherently
negative. The instant that you begin thinking in terms of solutions,
you become a positive and constructive human being...
Positive, Inspiring and Empowering Words
Power Words that make you feel Happy, Alive and Empowered
Do What Successful People
A Positive Mental
You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the
future, focus on the solution and look for the good.
If you do what other
successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the
situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will
reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.2
Become A Positive Person
To empower and
your employees, customers, your suppliers, your bankers and so on, you
simply need to be a genuine, positive and cheerful person. You develop a
positive mental attitude. You be the kind of person from whom, “never is
heard a discouraging word.” You are easygoing, genial, friendly, patient,
tolerant and open minded. You make people feel comfortable being around you.
Jesus on Love
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever
is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever
is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such
Choose To Be Happy
The only source of
happiness – and
unhappiness – comes from inside yourself.
Yin-Yang of Happiness
Happiness is not something that comes to you.
something you create now, today.
Waiting for something to change
in order to be happy is waiting to live
It is not what happens to you that counts. It is
how you react to what happens to you. It is your attitude.
When you adopt a positive attitude, life becomes a rewarding adventure
instead of something to get through...
If You Get Stuck in a Traffic Jam
If you get stuck in a
traffic jam while going on a date, smile! Remember that "absence makes
the heart grow fonder"
Happiness – It's All in Our Own Hands
Think in a positive way. When you encounter a
problem, try to
look for the good points.
Everything has at least one good point.
Positive thinking is not enough on its own, however....
is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but
which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Positive Emotions Are the
Key To Life
emotional energy is the key to
The more positive you are, the better your life will be in every area...
Focus on the Problem, Focus on Solution
You can become a positive thinker simply by focusing on solutions, not the
problems. Just remind yourself that
"there are no problems – only
Turning Problems Into Opportunities:
Creative Problem Solving:
A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer
Switch of Performance
a hard look at your behavior in meetings, which are often
"cauldrons of emotion." Do you model the way by setting a
positive tone right from the start? Or do you impose your own
"pace" based on how you feel at the moment? Aim for a calm,
relaxed mood and a consistent, positive approach...
Changing your perspective is the key to finding
Failure as a
Stepping Stone To Success
"Optimistic thinking has sometimes gotten a bad
rap as being unrealistic, but research has found that we can indeed live
healthier, and more successful lives if we can learn to
in problems."3 Due to optimistic
positive thinking, problems will become merely challenging opportunities
that you can
turn to your advantage.
They provide opportunities for personal growth and can stimulate your
for finding better ways to live.
Can you become more optimistic? Can you simply
“choose” to think more positively? Yes, you can. The simplest way is to
empty your mind, clear it of all fears and anxieties while replacing them
with positive thoughts.
Declare independence from negative thinking.7 Surround
yourself with optimistic people because optimism is contagious. So is
pessimism. Studies find that people who live with depressed people tend to
become depressed themselves. Surrounding yourself with optimistic,
supportive people will help you turn occasional optimistic thoughts into a
habitual way of thinking.
Another powerful tool for optimism is "2P & 3P
thinking."6 When good things happen to you, and when you
accomplish your goals, try to understand why those events occurred in
Personal, Permanent and Pervasive terms. If you manage a successful project
at work, take credit for that success. Attributing it to your intelligence,
for example, offers an explanation that is personal (you are intelligent),
permanent (you’ll always be intelligent) and pervasive (your intelligence
will help on other projects as well).
Living a Healthy and Successful
Researchers of two American Universities found that
a positive thinking and attitude improved a persons
health because it made it more likely that they would
So not only will a positive attitude help you be healthy and live longer – but
it also increases the likelihood that you will succeed.
Lead researcher Dr. Glenn Ostir explained it this
way: "I believe that there is a connection between
and body –
and that our thoughts and attitudes/emotions affect physical functioning, and
over all health, whether through direct mechanisms, such as immune function, or
indirect mechanisms, such as social support networks."
Law of Expectations
Whatever you expect with confidence, positive
or negative, becomes your reality. If you confidently expect to
if you confidently expect to
learn something from every experience, if you confidently expect to become
wealthy as a result of applying your talents and abilities to your
opportunities and you maintain that
confident expectations long enough, it will become your reality. It will
give you a positive optimistic cheerful attitude that will cause people to
want to help you, and will cause things to happen the way you want them to
Case in Point
Silicon Valley: "The Five
have installed a "five minute rule."
The rule permits anyone to suggest an
Then for the first five minutes after the idea is expressed only positive
comments can be made. By the time the idea is talked about for five
minutes it has usually spun into an impromptu
brainstorm session that cultivates truly great ideas and some form of
the discussion is often implemented.
Inspiring Corporate Culture
Positive Thinking Story
A story illustrating the
risks of failing to use positive thinking.
McGinty, a farmer, needed to
plough his field before the dry spell set in, but his own plough had broken.
"I know, I'll ask my neighbour, farmer Murphy, to borrow his plough. He's a
good man; I'm sure he'll have done his ploughing by now and he'll be glad to
lend me his machine."
So McGinty began to walk the
three or four fields to Murphy's farm. After a field of walking, McGinty
says to himself, "I hope that Murphy has finished all his own ploughing or
he'll not be able to lend me his machine..."
Then after a few more
minutes of worrying and walking, McGinty says to himself, "And what if
Murphy's plough is old and on it's last legs
he'll never be wanting
to lend it to me will he?.."
And after another field,
McGinty says, "Murphy was never a very helpful fellow, I reckon maybe he
won't be too keen to lend me his plough even if it's in perfect working
order and he's finished all his own ploughing weeks ago...."
As McGinty arrives at
Murphy's farm, McGinty is thinking, "That old Murphy can be a mean old
fellow. I reckon even if he's got all his ploughing done, and his own
machine is sitting there doing nothing, he'll not lend it to me just so
watch me go to ruin..."
McGinty walks up Murphy's
front path, knocks on the door, and Murphy answers. "Well good morning Mr
McGinty, what can I do for you?" says Murphy.
And McGinty says, with eyes
bulging, "You can take your bloody plough, and you can stick it up your