Positive Outlook on Life: The Way You Think

By Mike Corthell

''Believe that life is worth living
and your belief will help create the fact.''
 William James

The quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our lives. The way we think, is the way we shall live. Happy, optimistic, positive thoughts make our minds sing. We are happy and productive.

Most people know that the way we think is they way our lives shall be. But if you aren't happy, if you are a negative thinker, how do you change it to a positive outlook? Let's look at that.

One of the fastest ways to become positive is to list the things in your life for which you are grateful. Be grateful to have a job. To have a roof over your head. For good food. For those who love you. For good health etc etc. Practicing gratitude will cause an immediate change in your outlook on life.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” ― Lao Tzu

Stand UP!
If you want to think in a more positive way, show it. Act confident. Fake it 'til you make it, if you have to. Make your body stand up up straight, shoulders back, chin up. Put your arms out WIDE. Feel power of your body. Feel positive. Walking with positive posture will make your mind to feel more positive.

That's right just say ''cheese''.  Smiling for no particular reason will immediately have a positive effect on your state of mind. Sitting in your office, driving in traffic, or walking down the road, just smile. Notice how your mind reacts. Try smiling at a stranger. Did they smile back at you? Chances are they did. A smile is like a yawn. It's contagious.

Choose LIKE MINDED People
Surround yourself with positive thinkers as much as you can. As for the negative Nellies and Neds, be a blessing to them by being a powerful example. Let your life be a testament to the power of positive thinking. Rub off on THEM, not the other way around.

Being kind and loving to your fellow man and every living creature is the surest way to a positive mind set and a happy life. Love your creator and all he created. Just say 'thank you God'.