7 Ways to Develop a Positive Extraordinary Life

We all know that living a positive life brings more happiness, and success. But how do you stay positive when everything around you is falling apart? They say we enter this world being an optimist, or pessimist from birth.

There was a Man who had two twin boys. One was an optimist, and the other a pessimist. On the boys birthday the man decided to play a joke. He bought a truckload of toys for the pessimistic son, and a pile of horse manure for the other.

When the boys came home from school he told them they each had presents waiting for them in their bedrooms. When he went to see their reaction he found the pessimistic son crying. The Man asked the boy …. How can you be so unhappy with all these new toys? The boy replied ….  Because if I play with these toys I’ll break them. The man walked out of the room scratching his head, and decided to go check on his optimistic son.

He found him jumping up and down on the bed filled with excitement. The man asked his son what he was so excited about? The boy replied … With all this horse manure around there’s got to be a pony somewhere around here.   😛  Ah Ha… Living a positive life is not about circumstances, but perception.

The way we see the outside world is an assortment of images, emotions, and feelings reflecting back to us who we are inwardly. Below are 7 ways to develop a positive life, and turn negative perceptions into hope, and happiness.

 # 1 – Change your perception

When you see a half filled glass of water is it half full, or empty? What’s your perception? How we see the world reflects how we see ourselves, and others. How we make decisions, and how we feel about those decisions at the end of the day. There are two worlds we operate in. One is the world inside us, and the other is the world around us. Our perception of these two worlds determine everything about our life. What we think …. What we believe…. And how we feel about those beliefs deep within us.

 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Deyer.

We must change our perception to change our outlook. And to change our outlook we must change the way we see things. How do we do this? It’s a lot easier to see the negative in both worlds, but to see the positive takes a new thought process.

We must awaken, and become conscientious in the way we think, and perceive things. We can easily see the darkness in the storm clouds around us, but it takes effort to see the sliver lining of light around the perimeter. In order to live a positive life we must look for the good in people, and start changing our perception about ourselves, and the world around us.

 # 2 – Develop a positive life mindset

Having a positive mind-set for great and favorable things is the peak of expectations for a life of excellence. A positive mind expects happiness, joy, health and success to be the end result for each situation and action.

A positive mind carries thoughts, words and images that are conducive to personal development, expansion and success.

What is your definition of a positive life? For some it means more happiness, better relationships, and more sanity. For others it means financial freedom, personal power, and the ability to do what they want when they want.

These are only the results of a positive life mindset. If you wait until everything’s perfect, before your outlook on life changes you’ll never experience your version of success.

Remember nothing changes until we change, and start looking at things differently.

# 3 – Stop worrying

Worrying only drains us of our energy, and potential. Money troubles is one of the top reasons most people worry. Maybe their workplace conditions, are far from what they expected. The competition and expectations are extremely high. Along with all of that, the price of living is rising day by day. These worries are substantial grounds to be concerned. But not one ounce of worry will change any circumstance. What will change bad outcomes is a new way of thinking.

When we feel that things will never get better, and we have no power to change them it’s time to overhaul our life. It’s high time to take a new direction, and create a destiny of success. To live a life of meaning, and purpose. Stop worrying about your future.

Instead get excited about it. We must become resilient to live a positive life. Being resilient does not mean that you don’t feel the stress. pain, and anxiety of emotional distress. It can’t be avoided. But we can stop worrying ….  And start finding pleasure and happiness in life even in the eye of the storm.

# 4 – Develop peace of mind

When we refuse to allow worry to dominate our thoughts it leaves room for a refreshed peace of mind. Now you’re ready to develop your mind to work for you, instead of against you. The mind is a marvelous wonder to behold with unimaginable power, but we must harness that power to work in our favor. Do you want peace of mind? You can be calm and at ease in challenging and nerve-wracking situations.

With a healthy peace of mind you are able to be calm, yet vigorous, and intelligent. The more relaxed we are the better we do in most situations.When your mind is calm, it radiates serenity to those around you. It encircles an atmosphere of serenity that people notice. Start pacifying your mind to be at ease. Some effective ways to do this is through meditation, visualization, and positive affirmations.

One of the most effective tools to live a positive life is developing the capacity to have a peace of mind when everything around you is caving in. This is when your character is being challenged, and if you can get through it your success will be unstoppable.

 # 5 – Learn to Meditate

Meditation helps eliminate stress, anxiety, frustration, restlessness, and medical problems, It’s a great way to improve concentration, contemplate life, and gain an overall sense of peace and euphoria. You can focus clearly on one topic to solve problems, and overcome challenges.  Meditation is beneficial to those that practice it routinely. Since the 1970s, there have been over 3000 scientific studies at over 200 independent universities, all validating the life-changing gains of regular meditation. Here’s some of the benefits below.

  • Improve Focus: The average person has over 200,000 thoughts in one day and two thirds of them are negative and useless. In order to live in a peaceful state of mind we must shift all of our negative thoughts to positive ones. Meditation is a highly effective way to it.
  • Enhance Health: When you meditate your blood pressure normalizes cholesterol levels go down, your mind ages at a slower rate, your immune functions improve, and the health of your body improves drastically.
  • Eliminate Stress: Living in a state of constant stress can kill you quicker than smoking, drinking, and illegal substances. The best natural stress reliever is meditation. It’s a known fact that meditation calms the body and puts it back in a natural state, allowing it to repair itself, and prevent further mental and physical deterioration.

Meditation is a great way to improve your overall life, and balance your mind, body, and spirit. These strategies are very effective for anyone who wants to turn their life around, and live a positive life.

 # 6 – Become a success magnet

Would you like to attract success? Then become a success magnet! Start using your mind to not only live a positive life, but magnetize success. How can you do this? Your mind is a force that can draw conditions, events, and people into your life. In many ways your mind works like a magnet. Your mind is composed of thoughts, and energy. This force of energy can attract what you want, and what you don’t want.

The key is to use this amazing power to start getting better results in your life. Ideas that are filled with emotional vitality are the ones that impact you to a greater extent, and push you into action. Feelings and emotions stimulate your ideas and fill them with power. The more we focus on a dream the more energy, and power it has to manifest in our life.

You have seen how a magnet draws metal objects. The mind acts in the same way. It attracts into your life positive and negative situations and events, according to the thoughts that you think. Developing positive life strategies can position you for complete success, and attract what you want in life.

 # 7 – Develop positive self-talk

Positive self-talk is one of the most powerful ways to change your perception of who you are. We self-talk every single moment of our lives through thought patterns, and internal perceptions of the two worlds we operate in. The world within us, and the world around us. These reflect a self-talk projection of our personal power, influence, and level of confidence. These beliefs about ourselves have an impact on our success.

Many of us unintentionally self-talk our way out of any chance of a positive life. It takes work to recondition our internal language. We first have to recognize it, then learn to make it work in our favor. How do we do this? Through positive suggestions. We have to rewire our brain to accept positive input. The most effective way to do this is through affirmations. Our words have the power of life, and death.

Speaking positive words into our mind brings healing, hope, and confidence. It rejuvenates our energy, motivation, and enthusiasm to start again, move forward, and never give up. See – how to self-talk your way to success.

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Hello I’m Archie Manley Site Author. Even though I run this site it’s not about me, it’s about us, and our journey toward a better life. You can read my personal story on the about page.

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