A Positive Thinking Attitude is the keystone of Personal Development. It is the key component of a positive state of mind. Possessing influence akin to it’s counterpart supporting an arch. The stronger the keystone, the stronger the arch. The stronger the arch, the more weight it can carry. If the keystone is questionable, the complete structure is questionable.
Whilst the keystone arch has been largely superseded in modern building practice, a Positive State Of Mind will forever remain the kernel, and umbrella, of Mind Expansion.
There can be no blossoming and
blooming of one’s mind without it.
Developing a positive mindset is a journey towards self reliance. Self reliance is the pinnacle of Self Actualization, which in turn is the highest state of conscious awareness an individual Human, via his or her own efforts to understand both Nature and Self, can reach.
The word developing is instrumental to mind expansion. Pinnacle is also a mere reference. In common with all else in Nature, the Human mind is in flux and evolving. It is our effort to improve that drives the evolution of our mind. Building a positive thinking attitude is a major step on one's path of amelioration that offers reward far in excess of effort demanded.
A positive thinking attitude is crucial to living a competent, success oriented Life. It is best to be perfectly clear, from the beginning, just what is, and what is not, a Positive Attitude.
Often, a person’s first, and sometimes only, experience with mind development and positive thinking, consists of so called Positive Affirmations. Usually in a hyped up form that promises immediate improvement in one’s circumstances.
When these don’t work on demand, this predictable failure leaves a
totally erroneous impression on the experimenter, and merely confirms
his or her suspicious view, that Mind Power is a fallacy.
This albeit well meaning disservice frequently denies the dabbler access to Nature’s potentially most invaluable gift.
Positive Affirmations are Good, there is no doubt. Any Positive Thinker who is familiar with Auto-Suggestion knows this, and employs affirmations as a routine element of maintaining their positive thinking attitude. As useful as correctly used affirmations are, though, in themselves they are not a Positive Attitude.
Neither is a condition of unrelenting elation where one pretends that not only is everything hunky-dory, but nothing can possibly go wrong.
Instead . . .
A Positive Thinker is on first name terms with Reality. Reality is messy, to say the least. A positive thinking attitude is the only entity that Reality will yield Her secrets to. Positive Thinking is essential to success in any worthwhile endeavor.
A positive attitude is a complex combination of Mindset and State Of Mind. A combination that allows you to deal ably and effectively with Reality.
A Positive Thinking Attitude is attained by Right Thinking and Self Discipline. Practicing right thinking and self discipline enable us to master our Emotions, and thereby take charge of our mind. Once in charge, we can direct our mind, via those same emotions, to do our bidding.
The cogent mindset we Desire to develop, is composed of manifold Principles and Character Traits, which we progressively adopt and implement, as our mind expands and grows.
A sound mindset - like a sound building - is dependent on solid foundations. An excellent mindset foundation can be constructed with just nine of these mind power builders. Once established, this foundation serves as a platform to employ any and every other tool you may find here, or elsewhere. Or indeed, invent.
Recall that developing a positive mindset is a journey towards Self
Reliance, the pinnacle of Self Actualization. This not to be missed
journey of self discovery is full of pleasant surprises, fulfilled
expectations, and satisfaction.
At some stage along this journey you will meet the real you, and recognize your real potential.
The best way to genuinely hasten recognizing your true potential is to become friends with your Inner Voice, and make him or her your mentor, privy to your every thought.
Attitude building begins with Belief. This element takes top billing because a sound mindset - aka a positive thinking attitude - is underpinned by belief. We are what we believe. That is the way Nature constructed us. She responds to our bidding via the thoughts we allow ourselves to express. Hence, Mind Expansion is anchored in Natural Law
Knowledge shares top billing with belief because a positive thinking mindset is a Can Do Mindset. If one is to do anything competently, then knowledge is a prerequisite
To exploit knowledge, it is essential to understand that knowledge. Whatever it may be. Of equal importance, is to understand, that you are in charge of you. As your own Leader, you call the shots. You can lead only as good as your understanding
Confidence is essential to executing whatever resources one intends to exploit
Competence renders one fit and able to Organize the skills and resources necessary for exploitation and execution. Planning is an essential skill of a competent doer
To maintain a Positive Thinking Mindset one must be on affable terms with his or her fellows. Compassion engenders Empathy, and vice-versa. These two are the foundation of Sound Relationships
In a word, a positive outlook is Harmonious
Optimism breathes life into everything we do. Without optimism there can be no positive outlook
Wisdom not only helps us to understand life and make the right decisions, it ensures no one is disadvantaged by our actions. Wisdom augments Harmony
Reality is the way things are in both Nature and our Human World. Some things are immutable and pertain throughout the Universe. Natural Law falls into this category.
Other things are mutable and pertain to Life, such as Human made Law and Human Nature.
Yet in every case of Human Activity we are all subjected
to Natural Law. Our choices dictate the outcomes. Good and evil. Nature
is impartial to our actions.
A Positive Thinking Mindset does not engage in evil. The widely recognized truism - Honesty Is The Best Policy - is a guideline that keeps one on safe ground and focused on Good consequences.
This Dictum applies
equally to an individual's inter-personal behavior. Honesty is a structural member of a sound personality.
Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899) A witty American demolisher of myth and superstition, reminded his audience during a lecture, that . . .
You must reap what you sow. Qualifying it with - In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments. There are consequences.
Whilst Robert G was critiquing religious teachings when he proffered these observations, they are true, timeless, and apply to all Human Activity, and always will.
These sound observations pertain to Reality today and emphasizes not merely the desirability of building a Positive Thinking Mindset, but the absolute necessity. If one is to make worthy progress through life then a method of reasonably predicting the consequences of ones actions is essential.
Analysis of these two statements will reveal their depth and accuracy.
Reality is where you gather adequate information before making a decision. Then promptly make a decision as soon as that info is digested.
A Positive Mindset does not magically eliminate obstructions. Instead, it equips one with the ability to find the ways and means to resolve them. You will still encounter frustrations, problems, and obstacles. Reality, aka Nature, does not play favorites. She will test your patience, your intelligence and your persistence.
However . . .
Your newfound positive platform provides access to the Tools to meet Her on equal terms. You are not opposing Reality. You are working with Her.
Prove to Her that
you are determined to Cooperate and meet Her terms, and She will in
turn, Cooperate with you, by bringing to your attention, ways and means,
to legitimately attain the object, or situation, you fervently desire.
Fervent Desire and the Law Of Attraction play significant roles in negotiations with Reality. These two are executed via your Positive Thinking Attitude.
In common with The Importance Of Listening, the importance of a Positive Attitude cannot be over estimated. Negative Thinking is counterproductive, wastes time that can never be recovered, and worst of all, it is soul destroying.
Negative Thinking is a State Of Mind best not trifled with.
A Positive Thinking Attitude is your first, and ultimate, defense against adverse circumstances, and enables you to employ other tools to overcome setbacks as a matter of course.
A positive attitude is essential for problem solving per se