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How to be positive? A sure winner!

Updated on July 11, 2014

‘Once you replace the negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results’-Willie Nelson.

Tears welled in my eyes when I saw my friend bedridden with paralytic attack. She was such an active person and to see her sick and immobile made my heart heavy with sadness. But I was amazed to see her greet me with the same dazzling smile. How can she smile when she was bedridden? ‘Mathi, don’t worry, you will see me up and active the next time you see me’. I prayed god that I should see her active again.

When I saw her after six months, I was pleasantly surprised to see her ambulate and doing her own work. I hugged her and felt very good.

What made my friend recover from an ailment which makes most people bedridden?

It was her positive thought that she would recover which gave her the energy to recuperate fast. If she had been bogged by negative thoughts her depression would not have allowed her to fight against odds to recover from her deadly ailment.

This is the power of a positive mindset!

What does a positive mind do?

  • The impossible becomes possible
  • You do not buckle under the pressure of failures.
  • You are resilient.
  • You are energetic and enthusiastic.

You motto becomes ‘I will do it!’

When you venture into some work you should feel positive that you will win. It is these positive feelings that motivate you to do your work with energy. What do you do when you are swimming in a sea? Do you think of its depth or the sharks that might be lurking nearby? You only enjoy the beauty of the sea, the waves and the power of your limbs that make you swim.

‘I might drown’, ‘there might be sharks around’ what will happen if the sea gets rough’ if such thoughts plague you, you will never venture into the sea. You swim as you know you can do it. Life is also like a sea with dangers all around, but nevertheless very challenging and exciting.

Failures are stepping stones!

Do you think you can have success just like that? Impossible! You have to sweat and toil for it. When you have negative thoughts you mind easily slips into dejection and you want to let go your efforts meekly.

Why does negative mind give in easily?

Can you see the sun when the sky is cloudy?

  • If you are negative, you mind is not sunny, but cloudy!
  • Your mind does not allow positive thoughts about your success.
  • You do not have self confidence and cower with fear and self pity.
  • You do not rise above the situation to make a fight of it as you are confirmed of your defeat.

Positive mind is result oriented!

When you are positive, your mind tells you that you are born to win! Your positive thoughts lead you to result oriented action and you stride towards your success in an affirmative manner. ‘I will do it’, this attitude of yours invariably make you achieve success. When you are positive you have an aura of self confidence which is essential for your achievement.

Your whole demeanor professes your positive thoughts and you ooze with positive energy. Your lips are tilted in smile while the negative person has his lips pulled down. People are drawn to you as they like the pulling power of your assertiveness and you feel it easy to interact with everyone and your conversational skills make you people skilled.

You do not fear failures!

You might face failure, but it does not in any way deter you and you start again with renewed energy. You keep on improvising for the better. When you are positive you take pleasure in the good things life offers you and you enjoy living life to the full.

The world today is fast paced and highly competitive. Why it is that only a few are able to achieve great success? The highly successful people are the ones who have a fighting spirit, take life as a challenge, catches problems by the cuff and in the end emerge victorious.

Problems chisel you

Problems are there to mold you and chisel you into a fine person. You are always a better person when you overcome your problems. You find that you have talents which you hitherto thought never existed in you.

‘I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” –Muhammad Ali Jinnah

You live your life only once!

Why do you want to cringe and crawl with negative outlook?

When you feed positive thoughts, you get positive results! But when you feed negative thoughts, you bow your knees in meek submission. Stand tall with self confidence and the whole world looks at your positive vigor in awe.

© 2012 mathira


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      mathira 5 years ago from chennai

      Thank you for your encouraging comments, lexi23.

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Positive thoughts will always help us get through problems and see life with a new meaning. Enjoyed reading this article.

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      I have added this hub as one of my fav hubs for the week of March 25, 2012. Just couldn't leave it out. Great hub again.

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Positive thoughts shape our life. Positive thoughts are the foundation to our dreams. Great hub Mathira. Voting up, useful and interesting.

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      theking2020 5 years ago

      When you're positive everything flows in accordance. Another great article.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wonderful Hub! Good to know that your friend has overcome her bedridden problem thanks to her positive thoughts. Positive thoughts is the key to self-confidence, success, peace of mind and happiness in life! Thank u for sharing. Useful and Awesome. Vote up and Sharing.

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      KatrineDalMonte 6 years ago

      They say our life is the reflection of our thinking. Positive thoughts make us feel happy and stronger and we feel being able to move forward easier and help achieve what we desire. By thinking positively we automatically create a positive surrounding around us. Nice hub :-)

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      mathira 6 years ago

      You are encouraging weestro.

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      Pete Fanning 6 years ago from Virginia

      Wow, great hub...This is what I need to read to start my day!

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you femme.

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      femmeflashpoint 6 years ago


      Loved this and agree completely!


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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you Vinaya for visiting.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Life is a gift. We must accept and cherish life. Positive thoughts make our life beautiful.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Mypath, you are right when you say that we should practice positive thinking.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      mummyDearest, when faced with problems we do get depressed and let down. The trick is not to be too overwhelmed and to keep on trying.

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      Mypath 6 years ago from California, USA

      Positive thoughts bring amazing power when applied with strong will. Just give one positive thought to your mind before starting the day and one before going to bed. Practice it, you will see changes.

      One more motivating hub.

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      Eileen 6 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      What a great and inspiring hub. I thought I am generally a positive person but since I migrated, and being away from my family and good friends, I've allowed negativity to creep into my mind on a good few occasions. But after reading your hub, it's given me that lift that i needed.

      Thank you very much! You got my vote up!

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Dexter, when you realize that problems are there only to bring out the true you, it becomes easy for you to be positive. Thanks for visiting.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      What a wonderful hub! Thanks for providing this exceptional advice to start a new year. I am hopeful that many are inspired by what you have written - I certainly am.

      Voted up, up and away!

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      mathira 6 years ago

      When you are positive you will win one day. I too have experienced many traumatic incidents in my life and it was my positive attitude that has seen me through. Thank you for visiting rLcasaLme.

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      rLcasaLme 6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      The past 2 years have been the most depressing ones in my life. This is when I really applied the power of optimism. My wife is fortunate enough to have it even if she didn't know she has it. She had a gift of always being positive.

      This is an inspiring story mathira. Voted it up!

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      carolinemd21, your comments inspire me.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing Mathira.