Monday, December 9, 2013

How to Live With Positive Thoughts.

When you can start the day with positive thoughts, You'll find that your day goes much better.

However; So many people wake up on the "wrong side of the bed."

If this is you, then here are some suggestions to help you turn that frown upside down.

Did you know that it takes only 17 muscles to smile and a whopping 43 muscles to frown?

That would suggest to me that it takes almost three times as much energy to be unhappy, down, or in any other negative mood than it does to just be happy. This is when laziness is a good thing, take advantage of it!(Just that thought alone makes ME smile!)

Start your day with at least one positive thought. Something that will make you smile and look forward to the rest of your day.


This is the best advice I have ever heard! Focus only on this moment. The past is gone, you can't change it.

Tomorrow never comes and two ours from now will always be two ours from now.Remembering this at all times, helps to keep us focused on the only moment we have.

Which is: RIGHT NOW!

Enjoy it! Make it the best moment you possibly can, given the circumstances.

Take Responsibility

Don't let your circumstances control your mood. We should see a positive thought the same way we see a negative one, which is as just a thought. You can choose to have positive thoughts or not.

Every thought you have comes with a choice. The choice is how you want to feel about that thought, thing or circumstance. One thought plants the seeds for all that will follow. Your next thoughts, actions, and circumstances all depend on this choice.

The choice you make NOW.

Nothing beats a positive thought to propel you toward success and nothing can kill a dream faster than negativity. Realize that this is your choice. Take responsibility for the choices you've made thus far.

as Oprah Winfrey says:

"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. Become the change you want to see - those are words I live by."

I have noticed by observing my life, as well as the people around me how true that statement is!

Don't beat yourself up!

Many times when people make mistakes, they waste a lot of time giving themselves a mental beating.This serves no purpose, other than to make them feel bad about themselves and continue to keep success and happiness at bay.

Instead use it to your advantage.

The gift it holds is the lesson that you made a mistake you can learn from. See it as the lesson that it is and move on. Mistakes and failure lead to success if you allow it to teach you it's lessons.

I have a great quote for you to use for this:

"The mountain of success is built with failure" ~ unknown

I think if you were to ask any millionaire if that statement were true; they would laugh and totally agree.

Life is about contrast.

We need sometimes to experience hard times as a character builder so we can grow. So when these times show up in your life, be grateful for it's lessons.

On that note another great quote that beautifully illustrates this point is:

"Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence." ~Anthony de Mello

Make every effort to awaken yourself every day! How?...

Have Faith

It's much easier to have positive thoughts if we believe in something more powerful than ourselves.

Most of us call this GOD; but since we live in a "politically correct society" now,Therefor; I will ask that you take this to mean- the God of your understanding.

That said: If we let go and let God; Trust that he can handle things much better than we can ever hope to. It opens up new possibilities for our lives, making positive thinking much easier. How can you loose? Anything is possible with God and he never goes back on his promises.

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." ~Matthew 7:7

Search out and read spiritual texts from different faiths. Such as:
  • The Bible - Old and New Testaments
  • Bhagavad-Gita
  • Torah and Kabala (Zohar)
  • Koran(Islam)
  • Tao Te Ching (Taoism)
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead (Buddhism)
  • A Course in Miracles (New Age)
  • Dianetics (Scientology)
  • Book of Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • 5 Classics of Confucianism, 4 Books of Confucianism
  • The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)
  • The Prophet

And many more...

(The Bible is a great source but not the only one! Spiritual truth comes in many forms... (Read Matthew 7:7 above again.)

If this is uncomfortable to you, here is another quote~

"Take what you can use and disregard the rest." Which was part of a song by Simon & Garfunkel.

Another saying I like to use is: "If your happy be sure to tell your face about it!"

Always good advice!


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