Ten Tips for Mastering
Do you find yourself feeling pessimistic
about yourself and your possibilities? If
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With these simple "positive thinking"
strategies, your life can start to change
in amazing ways.
Why is learning how to be more positive
so important for your health wealth, and
happiness? As personal growth pioneer
Earl Nightingale taught, "You become
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what you think about most of the time."
How Positive Thinking Works
Nightingale's teachings formed a
foundation for the current popularity of
the Law of Attraction If you understand
how this works, you know that staying
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thing you can do. When you are positive
and optimistic, you attract to you more
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On the other hand, when you are
negative and pessimistic you attract
more things to be pessimistic about.
With this in mind, staying positive is well
worth the effort and it doesn't have to be
Some people think that a few positive
thoughts now and then will do the trick
This is not true and this
misunderstanding explains why so many
people think the Law of Attraction
doesn't work. Again, it's what you think
about ALL DAY LONG that counts.
Ten Tips for Staying Positive
1. Decide to take charge of your life and
your thinking If you believe that you are
a victim, you are. If you believe you are
an empowered creator, you are, and this
is what you need to be. Tell yourself "I
am in charge of my life."
2. Start your day, while you are still in
bed by thinking of a few things you are
thankful for. Gratitude makes you feel
good and it attracts more things to be
3. Next, when you go into the bathroom,
look at yourself in the mirror and say
something positive, like "You're
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magnificent," or "thi is a wonderful day.''
4. Do the "yes" exercise. As you dress or
while you are in the shower say yes out
loud five or ten times. You may be
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5. Dress like the successful person you
want to become. You'll feel better.
6. As you go through your day, be aware
of your posture. When you sit or stand
up straight, you automatically feel better.
7. During the day, take a few deep
breaths now and then and clear your
mind. A confused mind tends to be a
negative mind. A few nice breaths of
fresh air stops momentums and gives
your mind a chance to relax. You'll feel
better and when you f feel good, you
attract more things to feel good about.
8. Place positive affirmations around you
and focus on them during the day. Here s
a powerful example. Place this message -
"I know that something wonderful is
happening today" - on sticky notes.
Put them everywhere you go, like the
bathroom on the refrigerator door, in
the car, on your computer monitor, on
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your TV, and anywhere else you can
imagine. Say this affirmation silently or
out loud often AND look for wonderful
things. You may be surprised how they
9. Decide that you love people and they
love you. Smile and say hello to people
whenever you can, even strangers.
Acknowledge and compliment them
whenever possible. When you make
other people feel good, you feel better,
10. At the end of the day, take a few
moments to think about the wonderful
things that happened today. Express
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Always remember, "If it's to be, it's up to
me." None of these positive thinking
practices take much of your time, and
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Being more positive may be much easier
than you might imagine
A final tip - START TODAY!
The longer you delay taking action the
less likely it is that anything will change.
The best time for staying positive is
Want more tips for staying positive?
If so, start now at this site focusing on
"How to Be More Positive".
Also watch a video about the power of
"Thinking Big" at