Vadim Kotelnikov    

Positive Thinking

Focusing on the Solution for the Good


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Day by day, your fate gives you nothing but
opportunities to grow wiser, stronger and kinder.
Realize this, and you will transform your life.


Positive Thinking quotes: The keys to success are hidden in dark places, but you have a flashlight to find them – it's your positive mindset. Turn it on! Vadim Kotelonikov


Positive Thinking, Optimism, 5 Benefits, Positive Attitude, emfographics




Positive Thinking DOs and DON'Ts

How Optimism Enhances Different Aspects of Life5

  • Job 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 optimistic employees... More

  Happy Victor

  Turn Your Dream To Reality


Murphy's Plough 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 bloody arse!"

Declare Independence from Negative Thinking: 5 Steps

By Stephen Kraus (adapted)

  1. Identify your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) and triggers.

  2. Focus on managing your ANTs, not eliminating them.

  3. Observe your ANTs objectively.

  4. Just stop it.

  5. Learn to argue with yourself... More


Happy vs. Unhappy People: 10 Differences

5 Keys To Happiness

Happiness 360: the Three Loves

10 Affirmations for Happiness

Buddhism About Happiness    Happiness as the Purpose of Life


Success Secrets

Make a Difference!    BE MAD

Turn Your Dream To Reality

The Though Factor in Achievement

Great Achiever: 8 Winning Habits

Creating Inevitable Success: 5 NLP Steps

Be Energized ‒ Always!

Positive Emotions Are the Key To Life


The Power of Attitude    4 Steps To Super Attitude



Do What Successful People Do

A Positive Mental Attitude is indispensable to your success.

6 Mindsets of a Great Achiever

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




Choose To Be Happy

The only source of happiness – and unhappiness – comes from inside yourself.

Happiness is not something that comes to you. It is something you create now, today.  Waiting for something to change in order to be happy is waiting to live your life. 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... More

10 Affirmations for Happiness

Become A Positive Person

"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present." ~ Joan Rivers

To empower and motivate 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.

Be Charismatic

Don't 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 opportunities."... More

Optimistic Thinking

"The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too." ~ Herbert Samuels

Changing your perspective is the key to finding success in seeming failure. Due to optimistic positive thinking, problems will become merely challenging opportunities that you can turn to your advantage.

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... More

Failure is a Stepping Stone To Success

Living a Healthy and Successful Life

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 succeed in life.4 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 mind and body – and that our thoughts and attitudes/emotions affect physical functioning."... More

The Law of Expectations

"Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't 'should've' done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!" ~ Steve Maraboli

Whatever you expect with confidence, positive or negative, becomes your reality. If you confidently expect to succeed, 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 attitude of 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 happen... More

Success Stories Best Business Practices Silicon Valley: "The Five Minute Rule"

Several firms in Silicon Valley have installed a "five minute rule." The rule permits anyone to suggest an idea.  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... More



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Positive Attitude quotes: If you treat problems as problems, they are problems. If you treat problems as opportunities, they are opportunities. Vadim Kotelnikov

See Change as Opportunity Look for Opportunities Everywhere Turn Problems To Opportunities Personal Breakthrough Turn Failures To Opportunities Emfographics Why? What if? questions 7 paradoxical Rules of True Success Look for Opportunities Everywhere: Problems, Failures, Success, Change





  1. "Strategic Management", Third Edition, Alex Miller

  2. "Four Steps To a Super Attitude", Brian Tracy

  3. "Develop a Prosperity Consciousness," Brian Tracy

  4. "How A Positive Attitude Changes Your Life

  5. "One Thing You Can't Hide," Brian Tracy

  6. " Science of Optimism: How to Achieve More with "3P Thinking"," Stephen Kraus

  7. "Five Steps for Declaring Independence from Negative Thinking," Stephen Kraus

  8. Happiness Quotes

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
Henri Matisse

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." ~ Maya Angelou

"Positive thinking is hard. Worth it, though." ~ Seth Godin

"First thing to do every morning is read or listen to something positive. Your mind is like a garden − whatever you plant grows. Plant good stuff."
~ Alwyn Cosgrove

"There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them." ~ Clare Boothe Luce