Maintaining a Positive Attitude is equally important as developing this highly sought after Mental State. Maintenance plays a vital role in both consolidation of what you have already attained in mind management, and your ongoing enhancement efforts.
Akin to physical exercise, building physical muscle, practicing Positive Thinking, builds Mental Muscle.
Building Mental Muscle necessitates as much exertion as does it’s physical counterpart. Yet it is comfortingly joyful to do when you know how.
The rewards for dedicated effort are substantial and accumulative. These benefits Last for as long as one continues to uphold this worthwhile endeavor.
First Understanding and ultimately implementing the effective methods of maintaining a Positive Attitude are essential stages of one's self education.
These stages are necessary investments in the building of a powerful healthy Mind. The most Valuable Asset a Human Being can construct.
Let there be be no doubt whatsoever, a highly developed, finely tuned Positive Attitude is an asset of immeasurable value. Exquisite value that is complex, demanding, and challenging to maintain.
Nevertheless, it is the pivotal ingredient in achievement of every description.
A Positive Attitude is an indispensable factor in all worthwhile endeavor. And it is the flux that permeates and underpins Sound Relationships. It is the linchpin of invention and innovation, and it is the Conduit that allows an individual to contact Spiritual Intelligence, the Storehouse of all knowledge.
In close accord with concern, for any of our valuable assets, maintaining a Positive Attitude is not onerous. It is an investment of the first order. An investment in oneself that accumulates compound interest.
On compound interest.
This insight may have given rise to the familiar axiom, Attitude Is Everything. Let there be no doubt, no other thing can take the place of a Positive Attitude.
Likewise . . .
Attitude is indeed everything.
Any form of Positive Attitude however, is neither developed, nor maintained, by the use of force. It must be a wholly willing, intrinsic process.
Building a working knowledge of Attitude, in order that we understand and avoid the dangers of the negative, and reap the benefits of the Positive, for all the right reasons, is the best way to go.
Acquiring necessary knowledge requires time, and dedicated, purposeful effort.
That said, another word of caution is in order here.
We should avoid tying ourselves up in knots with attempts to attain perfection. Evolution has a tendency to rule out perfection, rendering it unattainable. Instead, evermore excellence is an admirable goal, that with the appropriate effort, is well within reach.
It is best to be perfectly frank when dealing with negativity, the enemy of Human progress. There is absolutely nothing Good to say about this killer. However, a Positive Mind is not afraid of a metaphorical destroyer of Life.
A Positive Mind can analyze and emasculate negative Thought, depriving such Thought of any credence. Not because we are afraid, but because we understand the bitter consequences of negative action. Analogous to the way we would avoid a puddle of muddy water, or stepping on Doggy do.
An individual's Unconscious Unaware Attitude is composed of Beliefs, Perceptions, Bias, Prejudice, Preferences, Foibles, Traits, and Self Image. All of which are products of our every experience and our response or reaction to those experiences. From the day one is born, to the present moment.
When direction and guidance is absent, this complex mix, typical of an undeveloped mind, brings forth an aggregate attitude comprised of the combination of positive and negative components.
One of which rises to the fore, in sympathy with the circumstances one finds themselves in at any given moment.
Whether an individual responds positively, or reacts negatively, to a given situation, depends entirely on those past experiences.
There are major factors implicated in our undirected responses nd reactions.
Our childhood upbringing, formal education environment, interactions with significant others, and an individual's perceived ability to set and achieve goals, all exert influence.
Any individual can display a predominately optimistic approach to Life. On the other hand, he or she can display a predominantly pessimistic approach. With no Conscious Input, in either case.
It is not until one consciously, and purposely, decides to Develop a Positive Attitude that the process that inevitably leads to Enlightenment, can begin. From that decision on, developing, enhancing, and maintaining a Positive Attitude, work in concert.
When one garners, and comprehends, adequate knowledge concerning the operation of the Human Mind, and can express that comprehension as Conscious Self Awareness, Self Knowledge, and Self Understanding, one concludes, with crystal clarity, that a Positive State Of Mind is essential for optimal personal performance.
Anything less and we are acting against our own best interests.
The moment one truly comprehends the essential relationship of a Positive State Of Mind to Success per se, maintaining a Positive Attitude becomes an individual's priority, and hence self perpetuating.
Whatever obstacles, the vicissitudes of Life, may throw in your path, matter not. You are now equipped to ensure your Positive State Of Mind prevails.
Until that comprehension has been gained, one is still vulnerable to detrimental influences and can lapse into negativity.
It is essential to Consciously practice Positive Thinking until such practice becomes second nature. Or in other words, Habit.
In much the same way as when we don’t maintain physical muscle tone by regular exercise, we steadily lose it. A Positive Mindset also is subject to this Law. It can and will deteriorate if it is not nurtured and maintained. Put bluntly, one must use it or lose it.
Understanding this is most pertinent in the early stages of Mind Expansion when we need all the help we can get. Once established and self perpetuating, a Positive Mindset, because it is based in Conscious Self Awareness is – almost – bullet proof.
You are now your own mechanic, maintaining and servicing yourself. As such, first class servicing will be your highest priority. Outside support, while welcome, is no longer essential.
You notice the path of Self Reliance beckons enticingly, increasing confidence in concert with competency.
Attitude enhancement and maintenance complement each other, melding to actuate the self perpetuating cycle that leads to succeeding at any endeavor you have the desire and innate abilities to attain. Tolerance plays a major role in Attitude maintenance.
It is tolerance that allows harmonious interaction between possessors of differing opinion. Much like the minute clearances that permit bearings and shafts to spin freely, floating on a film of lubricant, in a machine.
Where there is no tolerance, no Power can be produced. But, by golly, - whether Machine or Human - chaos can.
Tolerance is exemplified by the Importance Of Cooperation.
Enhancement is mind expanding. An individual is ever learning, no matter the situation. You will relate, then apply, positive traits and principles to circumstances, enabling you to be the master, not the victim, of those same circumstances. Without disadvantaging another.
Maintenance is the Conscious Awareness that permits enhancement to take place. Conscious Awareness is the accurate monitoring of your Thoughts, and hence actions, as you purposely respond to your environment.
Maintenance becomes progressively easier as our ability to master our Thoughts improves to the point of habit, and becomes second nature. Learning then takes prominence, and Problem Solving is seen as simply steps on the - often steep - stairway to achievement.
The vicissitudes of Life are as such that no living creature can escape them. There will be inexplicable times when you feel uncharacteristically down. Not actually negative, that is not, or at least no longer, you. Perhaps overwhelmed is the best description of how you feel, when downers strike.
Whenever dark clouds persist, find the funny side of a situation. There is always a funny side, but it is usually only discovered long after a drama has been played out or resolved. Find the funny side early, and you will soon be back on top of the World, on your terms.
Laughter really is the best medicine.
Many Comedians make a quite handsome income by bringing Life’s ironies to our attention as entertainment. Being your own Comedian puts lift under your wings.
Conscious Attitude checks are essential whilst Attitude Building. In the beginning, it is best to simply enjoy the progress you make without rushing the process of becoming vitally aware of every Thought you allow yourself to Think.
During this learning period it is quite appropriate to gently compliment yourself on your progress. You are on track to attain a State Of Mind that - relatively speaking - few Humans attain.
There is little threat of Egotism interfering with your mind expansion efforts. By definition, a Positive State of Mind tends to side-line, and eventually, eliminate this impostor.
Something you can joyfully anticipate on your journey to Enlightenment is,
with practice and learning, your regular Conscious Attitude Check will be
gradually replaced by a real time monitor that works quietly yet
effectively in the background.
Possessing the potential to be your best friend, you will find yourself expressing gratitude for this monitor, no matter how long you may live. This monitor comes courtesy of your Other Self.
With your potential best friend now willingly working on your behalf, successfully maintaining a Positive Attitude is all but guaranteed.
A straight to the point maxim to adopt and live by, and with, while you are developing a Positive Attitude is - Do unto others as you would have others do unto you – It is a dictum you will for sure retain whilst maintaining a sound mindset. Treating others as we ourselves wish to be treated, is one of the most fruitful and progressive activities we can engage in.
The foregoing wise maxim just happens to be one of the most effective ways of successfully maintaining a Positive Attitude
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