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The Powers of an Optimistic Attitude

Updated on October 23, 2012

I am going to ask you a weird question. Before I even do that, I first of all would like you to pay attention to your thoughts. Are they positive or negative? Now let us assume you are strolling down the street with these thoughts. When you meet people are they able to see these thoughts? The response to the first one lies with you. But the response to the second one can be quite generic. Though it is rare for people to inform a person precisely what he/she is thinking but they would have an idea of what one is feeling, whether his/her attitude is positive or negative.

Thoughts are extremely influential. They impinge on one's general mind-set. The mind-set one has echoes on their manifestation. The kind of mind-set one has whether optimistic or pessimistic will influence his/her life and how people will associate with him/her.

Optimistic thoughts have a satisfying outcome. They're admittedly revitalizing as people around an individual having optimistic thoughts are generally attracted by this kind of mind-set. A person who has optimistic thoughts overcomes thefear of failure. Pessimistic thoughts conversely have a sapping outcome on others. Apart from making a person to feel ominous and poignant, they can turn a jolly get-together into misery. An optimistic mind-set pulls people towards one, whereas a pessimistic mind-set fends them off.

Mind-set can also be defined as the way of looking at the world. If one chooses to center on the world’s pessimistic things, then that person is more likely to have a pessimistic mind-set. Conversely, if one chooses to center on the optimistic things, then that person is more likely to have an optimistic mind-set.

An optimistic mind-set starts with a healthy personality. If one loves the way he is and he is content, secure and confident, he also make others experience the same way. A pessimistic mind-set conversely has certainly an opposite outcome.

If you want a healthier life outlook, then you need to reflect blissful thoughts and you have to focus your mind on optimistic things also. Engage in activities that fill you with optimistic stimulus which in turn encourages your optimistic mind-set.

There are people who lack someone to listen to them when they experience depression. So, when you're depressed it will be a good idea to have someone who has an optimistic mind-set to listen to what is bothering you. That person will be able to cheer you up and this will trigger your optimistic thoughts.

Why do people opt to espouse a pessimistic mind-set in place of optimistic mind-set? There are many reasons why a person does so. When you feel gloomy, annoyed and ominous for a short period of time it is not erroneous itself. However, lodging on these thoughts for too long is not healthy.

If one is weighed down by plight, even in his darkest hour and that person focuses on the good side of life then that person will at all times have hope. Tribulations turn out to be something one can triumph over.

Studies illustrate that optimistic mind-set essentially impedes aging, make one feel better and assists one to develop enhanced ways of coping anxiety. Additionally, the person who has an optimistic mind-set attracts others to be associated with him.

So, what's not to like about an optimistic mind-set?

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    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @Cathy Fidelibus, thanks for sharing your view about this hub.

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      Ms. Immortal 

      5 years ago from NJ

      Thank you for a wonderful read. I agree with you., optimism brings happiness, health, beauty and life.

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @Hyphenbird, very true…we become depressed as a result of lacking joy. We should always concentrate on the bright side of the future because it is the one that makes us to be happy and avoid worries.

      Thanks for appreciating this hub!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I do agree with you. Being positive and optimistic are very important in life. If we do not have joy, we become depressed. By seeing the bright side of people and opportunities, we increase joy. Thank you for a lovely article. Iti s a great way to start my day.

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @Rfordin, I do agree with you that "being over confidence and being optimistic are two different things."

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      Rfordin 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It may sometimes. I just remember being in school and always thinking I "aced" a test o only get a C or below grade. I am often very over confident in things and that's where I get into trouble. Although I will say that I think being over confidant and being optimistic are two different things it just seems that the two traits tie into each other in my life. :)

      ~ Becky

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @ Rfordin, does being pessimistic affect your focus?

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      Rfordin 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I always try to remain positive but I usually end of being smacked in the face with reality more often then not. To be honest I find being pessimistic to be a "safer" bet. Thanks for sharing.

      ~Becky

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @Lools99, I do agree with you that optimism is infectious. Thanks for visiting this hub and commenting.

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      Jools99 

      5 years ago from North-East UK

      Optimism is infectious I think :o) and you are quite right, people pick up on both positivity and negativity; being optimistic and positive helps to lift other's spirits. Great hub.

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @ChristyWrites and debbiepinkston, thanks for your contribution.

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      Debbie Pinkston 

      5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Excellent! I made the choice long ago to be an optimistic person. Obviously there are still times that my mind goes south, but I quickly bring it back up to where it should be. I ask my patients "What do you have to lose by being positive?" The answer is nothing! We have nothing to lose by being positive every day.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I agree that a positive attitude really can make a difference. Some days are more difficult but we still have to make the effort. We benefit when we do.

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @ Jellygator, Thanks for appreciating it. I will be glad if you do so.

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      jellygator 

      5 years ago from USA

      Very nice! Going to add a link to this on my Positive Power hub.

    • Nyamache profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Nyamache 

      5 years ago from Kenya

      @ Ruth Pieterse and TrinityCat, thanks for appreciating this hub.

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      TrinityCat 

      5 years ago

      This is awesome! Very good hub, thanks for giving us your ideas! Keep up the good work. ;)

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      Ruth Pieterse 

      5 years ago

      Good thoughts! Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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