4.3 Creative Thinking
There is thinking, there is problem-solving and then there is “creative thinking”. What separates one from the other is the degree that you are able to move beyond the boundaries and limitations imposed from within and without.
How do you move beyond your past experience into the creative flow of the Universe itself? Actually, it is quite simple. You begin by knowing that what others have done you can do as well.
One creative idea can propel you to unlimited prosperity, happiness, and fulfillment. Raise the quality of your thoughts and you will raise the quality of your life.
4.4 Develop Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is that inner spark that brings excitement to life. It is also a quiet, inner power that can be called upon to change conditions and circumstances. Enthusiasm is much more than excitement. It burns longer and stronger and makes the difference in everything think, and do.
4.5 Effective Speaking.
Your turn is coming up. You can feel it in your stomach, heart, throat, and throughout your body. Imagine being able to express your ideas thoughtfully, concisely, and powerfully without a moment’s hesitation, in an easy-going conversational manner that grabs and holds the attention of those you are talking with or to. This is more than possible. Your mind will recreate you into a powerful speaker; able to express yourself in the manner you have always wanted.
Negative word droppers: the words like “if”, “can’t”, “impossible” are the words most frequently used by the negative attitude people. Replace those with “next time”, “can”, “possible”.
4.6 Fear of Failure
Some people are bold, adventurous, and daring. They move forward with grace while others stumble, fall and quake with fear. Do you have the desire to succeed, yet hold yourself back out of fear of failure? Do you feel the stirring of greatness in you, but feel shackled by fear?
“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough”.
…. life truly is what you decide to make of it. You are the architect of your life. Life can be as good as you “will” it to be!!!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not as important as what you become by reaching your destination”. ….enjoy the journey for this is your life!!!
“Most people don’t succeed in life because they major in minor things.”
…..don’t sweat the small stuff, ……cause most of it is small stuff!!!
“Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it!” ……isn’t life great? We have been given the “gift” of choice. We can choose how to react to the “stuff” that happens to us. Choose to be positive!!! Life can be as good as you “will” it to be!!!
5.0 DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
5.1 A positive attitude, or outlook on life, can lead to positive behaviour and create success. An upbeat, positive person draws other people like a magnet. After all, who would you rather be around – someone who is strong and motivated, with the confidence to keep moving forward; or, someone who stays stuck in one place, thinking of reasons why things don’t seem to happen? No contest!
Consider this list of positive habits. Click on each one. Then record one instance in which you applied or would like to apply this habit at home.
5.2 Visualisation techniques can promote a positive attitude. All you have to do is:
Close your eyes, breathe deeply, clear your mind.
Mentally picture yourself succeeding at a task by yourself, or with family or friends.
Add details of that image.
Add words, actions and sensations. Practice what you want to do or say.
Keep your visualisation handy in your mind.
5.3 Affirmation is another technique that develops a positive attitude. Record an affirmation, or short positive saying about yourself and a goal you will achieve in future.
I will think of myself as Successful!
I will have positive expectations for everything I do!
I will remind myself of past successes!
I will not dwell on failures…
I just won’t repeat them!
I will surround myself with positive people and ideas!
I will keep trying until I achieve the results I want.
6.0 CHECK WHETHER YOUR ATTITUDE IS POSITIVE !!! Positive Thinking
To determine how far your attitude is positive answer the following questions honestly and objectively based on your actual reactions to the situations – not on your perception.