How to achieve a positive personality?
Success is not just about hard work. Psychological, emotional reprogramming and self-evaluation are also part of the equation.
For instance, many people feel bad about the negative events of their lives. But they don’t really examine the cause of their problem. As a result, they keep on complaining about the same problem over and over again.
Success cannot be too hard to achieve if you just align yourself with it. What I mean by this is that, in order to succeed, you need to be ready for it.
And one way of aligning yourself with success is suiting your self with a positive personality. This process involves cultivating positive thoughts.
Just like eating foods. What you eat determines your health. Your psychological health works this way. So if you fill your mind with negative thoughts, your possibility of having negative experiences may be high.
Here’s how to achieve a positive personality.
1. Positive self-talk
Your emotions and mental effectiveness rely on your inner voice. It is how you talk to yourself. The more you feed yourself with negative self-talk, the more your life may become miserable. Your mind will act upon the message you put into it.
But if you want to rebuild yourself and attain success, the first thing you want to do is to restructure your way of communicating with yourself.
Change your negative habits of paying attention to negativity and start on focusing the good things that you have. Treat yourself nicely.
Instead of blaming yourself, be thankful for your current achievements.
When you are in doubts, believe and say “I can do this.”
If you fail, say “I will succeed.”
Treating yourself nicely will have a positive impact on your life. You’ll notice that eventually, you become happier and more successful. So be kind when you talk to yourself.
2. Positive visualization
Taking a mental picture of your goals is important to its achievement. This is a critical process. Most people want to be successful but they don’t believe in themselves. Instead, they have all the doubts. So their thoughts are negative. Guess what, the result will also be negative. Because what you perceived will always become a reality.
Your current life’s reality is a product of what you store in your mind. This means that you always have a choice. Will you spend your time doubting your capability? Or, spend your time believing in yourself?
Either way, you always have an outcome. Great athletes know this. Winning requires mental training – the training of positive visualization.
Part of the training process is acting as if you already achieved your goals. For instance, if you want to be a champion, act like you’re already a champion.
If you think you can win, then you will. And if you think you can’t, you won’t. Either way, you are right.
3. Positive people
Another source of positive personality is the people that surround you. The more you surround yourself with positive people, the more you become positive.
The psychological research findings found that happiness and stress are both contagious. What this means is that if you go with happy people, you’ll also become happy. And if you surround yourself with stressed people you also become stressed.
If you have a goal, for instance, financial freedom, find people who are already financially free. If you want to succeed in academics, find successful students and find out how did they do it.
In others words, you need to find a model for yourself. When you look at successful people, they only have a limited number of friends. Because they always choose the right ones.
4. Healthy lifestyle
You are living in a busy and demanding world. And most of the time you hear negative news from all types of media. It is enough to cause you stress.
However, you can always do something to stay away from stress. Healthy diet and exercise are the best examples. Spend just 30 minutes every day walking, jogging, and lifting equipment in the gym.
Physical activities are helpful in keeping your body healthy. In fact, studies found that exercise is not only good for the body but also good for your brain.
Physical activities help refresh your brain by bringing enough amount of oxygen which is one of the brain’s fuel. The healthy brain will produce a healthy body and a happy life.
5. Positive Expectation
Positive expectation is another ingredient of positive personality. Whatever you do, you need to expect the best. Believe that you can win and be successful. Without expecting a good result from what you do, it may be hard for you to endure.
The reason why successful people do not procrastinate is that they always know they will win. Thus, no matter how bad a situation is, they don’t lose hope. Their expectation is tremendous. As a result, most of the time, they win.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.