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How to Own 7 Habits of Positive People

Updated on February 20, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

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We are all familiar with the famous book written by Stephen Covey, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Well, I want to share with you, in this article, the 7 habits of highly positive people.

My goal is to impart to you seven keys, that will make you highly positive people.

Although every person is different, there are certain common characteristics of highly positive people that we can learn from.

Positive-minded people are a totally different breed of people.

They are very inspirational and motivational in their words, actions and accomplishments.

Below are 7 outstanding characteristics of highly positive people.

1. They Find The Silver Lining In Everything

Positive people always find something good even in seemingly bad things.

Positive people have an attitude that if life throws lemons at you then make lemonade out of it.

They don't get intimidated by setbacks, failures, and challenges they are ready to face these circumstances.

Not only do positive people survive in a crisis, but they actually thrive through it.

All positive-minded people are experts in diffusing crisis and turning it to their advantage.

These people are like the eagle.

Most other birds are afraid of storms but not the eagle.

An eagle waits for a good storm to come up so that it can rise on the strong currents of the storm.

It then soars high up in the skies far above the chaos that's going on below.

2. They View Every Situation Optimistically

No matter how bad the situation may be, they always have a good perspective on it.

They don’t lose heart over trivial matters. They even see good in people that are cast away by society as no good fellows.

If a half-empty glass of water is placed before them, they will view it as half full.

Positive people don't view situations just by their outward appearances.

They go into the depths of it and find out how to make something good out of the situation.

You can hand them any situation, however bad, they will always turn it into something profitable, useful, and good.

3. They Always Spread Positivity Around

Highly positive people carry a positive atmosphere wherever they go.

Their very presence brings about a positive energy in the atmosphere.

Their positive outlook on life is very contagious.

If anyone is feeling down or depressed, spending just a few moments with positive people will lift up their spirits and make them joyful again.

People love to be around these positive-minded persons.

If you have ever owned pets like dogs you know what I am talking about.

I never stop wondering about the joy, delight, and enthusiasm that a dog has.

The most depressed person who comes in contact with a dog is immediately lifted up from his or her depression.

4. They Take Regular Breaks

Positive people know the importance of taking regular breaks.

They schedule periods of rest in their time table.

They realize that the times of rest are just as important as the times of work.

They use the times of resting to sharpen the ax, as it were.

They hone their skills by listening to motivating messages or by reading inspirational books.

In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey mentions one habit that's very interesting. He calls it "Sharpening the saw."

What exactly does Stephen mean by sharpening the saw?

What he means is that highly effective people take time to home their skills, to improve their abilities and thus become more productive in their lives.

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5. They Are Not Afraid Of Failures

Positive minded people are not afraid of failing.

They have settled it in their minds that failures or setbacks are part and parcel of life.

They have come to terms with the fact that failures are just stepping stones to success.

They make themselves very vulnerable and don’t give the impression that they are some sort of superhumans.

They share their success as well as their failures very openly.

They are not easily intimidated because they never try to defend themselves.

The word 'Quit' is not in their dictionary and neither is the word 'Impossible' there.

6. They Are Very Focused People

Positive minded people are very focused people.

They don’t get sidetracked by distractions and are super focused on their goals and objectives.

They just ignore distractions because they are single-minded.

When they undertake any task, they devote their full attention and energies towards fulfilling that task.

When they speak with someone, they give them their careful and undivided attention as if there is only one person in the world at that moment.

Positive people are very much focused and not easily distracted.

These people are very good and deep listeners.

When people spend time with these positive-minded people, they feel satisfied that have received full attention.

Positive people have tremendous power because they are very focused.

Have you ever tried the magnifying glass game?

When we were small we would play this game many times.

We would take a magnifying glass and a piece of paper or a dry leaf.

Then we held the magnifying glass in the blazing sun and focused it on one particular point on the paper.

In a few seconds, the laser focus of the sun's rays would burn the paper.

It would start a cloud of smoke and eventually, the paper would catch fire.

As we watched this we would squeal with wonder and delight.

That is exactly how positive people obtain power by focusing their attention on one thing at a time.

7. They Never Give Up

Highly positive-minded people are very tough people and they never give up.

No matter what problems they face in life, they have the attitude of overcoming those problems and moving on.

These people always find a way where there seems to be no way.

Positive-minded people are way makers. They never take no for an answer.

They keep moving forward in spite of difficulties.

Positive-minded people are not quitters but winners.

Concluding Thoughts

If you want to become like positively minded people, study and use these 7 habits that they possess.

You will start seeing small, but sure changes for the better in your life.

People around you will take notice that there is something positive about you and they will start asking you how this change happened.

Impart your positivity to them and make the world a better and more positive place to live in.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire

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    • nitinkhaire profile imageAUTHOR

      Nitin Khaire 

      13 months ago from Mumbai

      Thank you Prantika for your feedback. You're right, a nowadays, it's so difficult to stay positive. It's a challenge really. That's why it is even more important to stay positive and help to spread it wherever we go.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Nitin, for another wonderful article that focuses on positivity. These days staying positive is a big challenge. We have a tendency to focus more on failures, setbacks, obstacles, or other negative thoughts that affect our mental well-being adversely. These 7 habits would definitely bring positive results in individuals who would adopt a positive approach towards life.

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