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Having A Positive Mindset

Updated on June 1, 2017
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Marc D. Williams is the Co-Owner and CEO of TMTSI. Marc is also a decorated combat disabled veteran of the US Army and Navy.

Create A Positive Mindset

A positive mindset… what is a positive mindset? A positive mindset definition is argumentative with most, but I believe most people can agree with the little definition that I bring forward in this article. A positive mindset is when a mind produces 95% good thoughts and good feelings that lead to the person speaking the right words and taking good actions. A positive mindset operates with an optimistic view instead of a pessimistic one. A positive mindset looks for solutions to situations, issues, and problems, instead of focusing on the actual situation, issue, or problem. A positive mindset promotes good thoughts instead of negative thoughts. The positive mindset definition has spanned into detail books, but I just wanted to give you a sample of what is a positive mindset.

Having a positive mindset is an enormous benefit in everyone’s life, but creating one is the challenge. We are all born with a positive mindset, but it is our placed environment and influential people that determine whether we keep the positive mindset or not. What do I mean by that statement? Well, a positive mindset is innate in our DNA, but our parents, families, and teachers mold our younger generations into a not-so-positive mindset because of many their failures and inabilities to children through their thoughts, words, and actions. I know this is a pretty bold statement, but I did not say that many of these people do it intentionally. Ladies and gentlemen, to have a positive mindset is one thing, to create and keep one is a whole other process that takes strength and will power to overcome the daily pressures of life; people do not do it on purpose, they do it for love and protection. For love and protection? Yes, from love and protection people irresponsibly create not-so-positive and negative mindsets in their children and younger generations. Some people failed miserably in life, so they feel their children will benefit from not suffering by not having them attempt to feel like they have a chance, so why have them think they can. Some people believe if I could not do it then there is no way my child, who is only part of me, can do it. Then you have people who just choose not to teach their child to think positive all the time and go with the flow of their placed environment. I can feel the temperature rising in most people reading this right now, but I can understand why. IF your temperature increases then it means you either do such things or it happened to you. As human beings, we do not accept the stone cold truth well, and we do not like it when it is brought forward on public display. My intention in this article is, to tell the truth about the truth, but this is not the article to expose the truth. The article is to begin a process to reinvent the way we train our younger generation to think.

Getting back on track, creating a positive mindset is a process that takes time to build because of your not-so-positive, or negative mindset took time to make too. So you have to un-think what you think and start thinking a new way. Typically the average person finds this difficult to do on a solo basis, so I suggest you find a personal development coach or mentor that can guide you only the way, like me. Not someone who can just teach you but someone who has been through the same process that you are attempting to go through. I did not say people who learn creating a positive mindset cannot help you; I believe it is better when someone has gone through the same process you are enduring because there is a better understanding. A success coach or mentor is great to have when you begin your journey of creating your positive mindset. If you do not have the financial means, or access, to a success coach or mentor, then I suggest you start reading personal development books from authors that appeal to your personality type. Joining a personal development book club also helps because it keeps you on track with the books to read in helping you create a positive mindset. The point is to find a vehicle to move you faster than you would on your journey to a positive mindset. Once you have the courage to start on your trip, you must have the courage to continue your journey.

Operating a life with a positive mindset is a difficult task because we live in a world that dumps more negativity into us through media, social media, and gossip. Unfortunately, negativity sells in today’s world, but it is also destroying our thinking ability in making generations better than before. Here are seven tips that I suggest you do to get yourself launched on your journey of creating a positive mindset:

Development Tips

TIP #1: 3x5 CARDS

  • Write your SMART goals on 3x5 cards and keep them on you at ALL TIMES
  • Write positive affirmations (statements) reflecting how I desire to think and act; i.e., I AM A GREAT PERSON, I AM HEALTHY, I AM HANDSOME, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM SUCCESSFUL, I AM WEALTHY, etc.
  • Write in ALL CAPITALS to accent the serious and grandiose of your success journey
  • Cut out pictures of the 5 most things you desire to achieve and paste, glue, or tape them to your 3x5 cards. Get as close and detail in the pictures as you can
  • Review your 3x5 cards at least 5x a day: once when you wake up, once at breakfast, once at lunch, once at dinner, and once right before you go to sleep

TIP #2: HAVE A COMMERCIAL

  • Write your own 30-second to 1 minute commercial about you and what you will achieve; not what you want but what YOU WILL achieve

TIP #3: WRITE DOWN ALL GOALS

  • One of the main reasons people fail is because they do not have a Definite Chief Aim in their life (The most ULTIMATE goal of your life journey)
  • All written goals should form as steps to your Definite Chief Aim
  • Have goals for 30-day, 60-day, 90-day, 1-years, 3-years, and 5-years
    • Having a 10-year goal is optional, but also good to have

TIP #4: HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT

  • This is close to you Definite Chief Aim, but more of how you will achieve than achieving

TIP #5: DREAM BOARD

  • Get a poster board, or two
  • Cut out pictures of objects that you desire to achieve then put them on your dream board
  • Place your dream board in your home where you can mediate for 10 minutes 2x a day (once when you awake up in the morning and once before you go to bed)

TIP #6: PERSONAL VOICE RECORDING

  • Record yourself making positive statements about yourself
  • Record yourself repeating your goals, mission statement, and DEFINITE CHIEF AIM
  • If you can, listen to your voice recording while you sleep
  • Listen to your voice recording every chance you get

TIP #7: POST-IT NOTES

  • Place your goals, dream, vision, etc. on post-it notes and place them in strategic spots around your home, in the car, at your desk at work, or wherever they will inspire you

These are seven tips that will help you create a positive mindset. You must make these tips a habit in your daily routine for them to help you. So make sure you follow these tips for at least 30 DAYS straight before you lose focus. These tips will help if you allow them to help you. Having a positive mindset promotes excellent health, a stable well-being, and a balanced lifestyle because you will think better on a daily basis. Having a better-thinking philosophy means that you will make sounder, clear decisions for, and in, your life. A positive mindset does not prevent situations, issues, or problems from arising in your life, but it definitely can help them pass along a little easier because you will focus on solutions. Disclaimer: This article does not replace medical treatments or counseling prescribed to the reader by professional medical personnel. These techniques and tips develop many positive mindsets, including mine. Remember, it is not a one-time action to create and have a positive mindset; it is a normal process that will help you to your success and life journey.

Author Information

Marc D. Williams, MSM

TMTSI Business, Marketing, and Sales Expert

marcwilliams@tmtservicesintl.com

www.tmtservicesintl.com

www.linkedin.com/in/dynamicduo1

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These are seven tips that will help you create a positive mindset. You must make these tips a habit in your daily routine for them to help you. So make sure you follow these tips for at least 30 DAYS straight before you lose focus. These tips will help if you allow them to help you. Having a positive mindset promotes excellent health, a stable well-being, and a balanced lifestyle because you will think better on a daily basis. Having a better-thinking philosophy means that you will make sounder, clear decisions for, and in, your life. A positive mindset does not prevent situations, issues, or problems from arising in your life, but it definitely can help them pass along a little easier because you will focus on solutions. Disclaimer: This article does not replace medical treatments or counseling prescribed to the reader by professional medical personnel. These techniques and tips develop many positive mindsets, including mine. Remember, it is not a one-time action to create and have a positive mindset; it is a normal process that will help you to your success and life journey.

Positive Thinking

Mind Development Tips

TIP #1: 3x5 CARDS

  • Write your SMART goals on 3x5 cards and keep them on you at ALL TIMES
  • Write positive affirmations (statements) reflecting how I desire to think and act; i.e., I AM A GREAT PERSON, I AM HEALTHY, I AM HANDSOME, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM SUCCESSFUL, I AM WEALTHY, etc.
  • Write in ALL CAPITALS to accent the solemn and grandiose of your success journey
  • Cut out pictures of the five most things you desire to achieve and paste, glue, or tape them to your 3x5 cards. Get as close and detail in the pictures as you can
  • Review your 3x5 cards at least 5x a day: once when you wake up, once at breakfast, once at lunch, once at dinner, and once right before you go to sleep

TIP #2: HAVE A COMMERCIAL

  • Write your 30-second to 1 minute commercial about you and what you will achieve; not what you want but what YOU WILL achieve

TIP #3: WRITE DOWN ALL GOALS

  • One of the main reasons people fail is because they do not have a Definite Chief Aim in their life (The most ULTIMATE goal of your life journey)
  • All written goals should form as steps to your Definite Chief Aim
  • Have goals for 30-day, 60-day, 90-day, 1-years, 3-years, and 5-years
    • Having a 10-year goal is optional, but also good to have

TIP #4: HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT

  • A mission statement is close to you Definite Chief Aim, but more of how you will achieve than achieving

TIP #5: DREAM BOARD

  • Get a poster board, or two
  • Cut out pictures of objects that you desire to make then put them on your dream, or vision, board
  • Place your dream board in your home where you can meditate for 10 minutes 2x a day (once when you wake up in the morning and once before you go to bed)

TIP #6: PERSONAL VOICE RECORDING

  • Record yourself making positive statements about yourself
  • Record yourself repeating your goals, mission statement, and DEFINITE CHIEF AIM
  • If you can, listen to your voice recording while you sleep
  • Listen to your voice recording every chance you get

TIP #7: POST-IT NOTES

  • Place your goals, dream, vision, etc. on post-it notes and put them in strategic spots around your home, in the car, at your desk at work, or wherever they will inspire you

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