Developing a Positive Attitude is the single most important activity a Human being can engage in. It is a process executed entirely on purpose. When combined with Autonomy the two form the wellspring of - personal hence collective - Human progress. Opening doors that remain forever closed to the negative thinker. Or indeed, the neutral non thinker.
A Positive Attitude and Autonomy are inseparable from genuine Freedom. If one is missing, the other is impoverished.
Autonomy should be sought not merely in the political sense, but also in the sense of total freedom of mind to discover one’s M'etier, and follow one’s Destiny, for the best of reasons - Self fulfillment. A self fulfilled Human is the most useful Human.
Your M'etier is whatever occupation you are passionate about, and you are particularly suited to perform. This is one situation where thinking about, and pleasing, yourself, is entirely legitimate. In the big picture, when the real you shines forth, pleasing yourself in this manner can only be beneficial to all the other lives you do, and will, touch.
As an individual, pursuing your passion is your prerogative, and your responsibility. Developing a Positive Attitude and following your passion are complimentary.
A Positive Mindset equips you with the ability to locate the resources – within and without your mind - necessary for a given project, or lifework, and overcome the inevitable obstacles you will encounter along the way.
Following your passion with a Positive Mindset bathes one's soul with the Enthusiasm that is the life-force of achievement.
When taking the leap to engage in one’s M'etier, age is irrelevant. Period. It may be difficult, it may be demanding, but it is never too late. Albeit, the earlier one begins, the better!!
Autonomy - the desire to attain true freedom - germinates in the mind of the seeker. The stimulus may have been an impression from an external source, but it must be welcomed and nurtured by the recipient. Recognizing this, one accepts the responsibility of fostering and coaxing a Can Do Attitude to grow, expand, and take it’s rightful place, at the forefront of one’s Conscious Awareness.
Conscious Awareness is intrinsic to developing a Positive Attitude. In the same manner, a Positive Attitude is intrinsic to building a Positive State Of Mind. Attitude Building is the process we use to construct a Positive State Of Mind.
Mind expansion is not every Human's priority. The majority of folk are still blithely unaware of the powerhouse cradled between their ears.
Nevertheless, you are not alone in your quest to build a powerful mind. There is much help to be had when one is determined to follow through and reject mediocrity - blithe or otherwise - in it’s entirety. Determination to follow through on any worthy goal is self perpetuating, and a hallmark of one developing a Positive Attitude.
However, a word of caution is in order. Truth seeking should be paramount when establishing a Positive Mindset. A broad rule of thumb to work by when seeking knowledge and inspiration is to remember that a Positive State Of Mind is cosmopolitan in outlook and extends Goodwill to all.
A positive mindset is a Philosophy. It is not a mere collection of random thoughts. Philosophy is built on Wisdom. Becoming familiar with Reality is the best place to start when developing a Positive Attitude that will stand you in Good stead for the rest of your life. Listening to how others see Reality is also instructive.
When you Listen to another person you get a feel for their mindset. The way they think. As you get to know them, you get to know their dominant thoughts. These are the thoughts that drive their Attitude, and create their Reality.
If someone is insensitive to a given situation, that's it! Their attitude will not change until their understanding does.
Understanding comes from the Desire to understand.
A person, no matter who, is always at the outer limit of their understanding. This understanding, then, is what renders their Attitude. Help to assist a greater comprehension of a situation cannot be given, unless it is sought. One must be familiar with Attitude Change to exact that change.
The foregoing is useful knowledge to keep in mind when evaluating and interacting with others, it also applies to you and me, and is of inestimable value when constructing a philosophy to live by.
In other words, when we are developing a Positive Attitude.
You already possess the fundamentals of a Philosophy to live by – composed of your inner beliefs - that can be nurtured and encouraged into vibrant life. Examining - and reflecting upon - your Inner Beliefs will reveal these fundamentals.
Seeking and confirming the Truth of your inner beliefs, and discarding any which prove false, fuels that vibrant life, and shapes the real you.
You are now on the path of consciously aware knowing.
This is the beginning of Enlightenment, which in turn is the foundation rock of genuine Confidence. Knowing the Truth of your Beliefs underpins your Positive State Of Mind, that then sustains the Enthusiasm created by believing in the distinct value – to you and others - of your passion that you are following.
How you attain this somewhat difficult enlightenment – initially it can be demanding - must be a process of your own choosing. The outcome – your enlightenment - is the same, but the manner in which you learn is personal. This is the most profound reason for maintaining Freedom as a basic Human Right.
One must be free to Learn – anything - in his or her own way.
This author has mentioned many Great Minds on this site. You may find these folk to be influential in establishing, and giving substance, to your own thoughts and feelings. When you resonate with another viewpoint, there is a meeting of minds. An understanding takes place.
This resonance is perhaps the best indication that you are learning your way. However, there is a proviso of extreme importance that must be adhered to when Learning. Particularly when learning from others. A developing mind seeks Truth, not justification of a biased viewpoint.
Kowtowing to our biased view is a very common Human trait. A key goal of personal development is to eradicate bias and prejudice. A positive mindset seeks understanding, not mere agreement.
Many wise minds down through the ages, including the present, have put their considered thoughts on paper. Even in our Digital Age, books remain an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration. One cannot read too many books.
Developing a Positive Attitude is a complex endeavor. Approaching this subject from many perspectives, particularly initially, deepens comprehension and guides one to the inescapable conclusion that a Positive State Of Mind is achieved by a thorough understanding and implementation of Natural Law for the benefit of all.
As a way of life.
Websites too, play a vital role in disseminating knowledge.
Personal Development websites are a timely expanding segment of the World Wide Web, where search engines are becoming smart enough to deliver information that is highly relevant to a given query.
Additionally, many websites have a search bar at the top of each page, dedicated to that site. Searching a given website can be more satisfying than searching a given book index.
Seminars and courses offer many worthwhile insights. The impression an accomplished orator can have on an individual can last a lifetime. An impression that can be recalled and relied on for reinforcement of one’s determination to follow through. Doing so is an effective use of Affirmations when you are developing a positive attitude. At those times when you may feel overwhelmed. Or simply as routine maintenance.
Real people we meet in real time should be our greatest - reciprocal - source of Inspiration and Support. Sadly, the knowledge and understanding of the problem solving power of a purposely positive state of mind is not widespread.
The condition of Human Relations, from interpersonal, to international, is stark testimony to this chaos generating fact.
Despite the sad foregoing statement, dauntless positive mindsets exist in sufficient numbers to produce the amazing technical world we see unfolding as if we were watching a movie. Behavior has not fared so well. If technical progress paralleled behavior, we would still be eking out a bare subsistence, as in the Dark Ages.
Powerful positive mindsets promoting Self Empowerment, Self Fulfillment, Goodwill, Well-being, and Spiritual Satisfaction, also exist in encouraging numbers. However, when embarking on the path of developing a Positive Attitude these already powerful mindsets must be sought out with dedicated purpose.
Because . . .
Our fellow Humans who purposely practice Positive Thinking are not loudmouths. Neither are these worthy men and women Missionaries. Rarely will they attempt to impress you with, or convert you to, their Philosophy.
Except by setting Good example.
Conversely, if you show a genuine desire to learn from a Thinker who has already constructed a Positive State Of Mind, he or she will prove to be a source of Wisdom and Support that money cannot buy.
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