Focus on 8 great ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action.
1. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it!
You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But with positive thinking, focusing on your strengths, and self-determination you can achieve some truly amazing things.
2. Decide what you want – and set goals along the way.
Remember the old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Well, it wasn’t! When setting goals, it’s important to keep your long-term goal in mind, but set smaller goals along the way. This will help keep you motivated and patient.
3. Get focused and discipline yourself.
Nothing in life is free. If you want to meet your goals, you’re going to have to work for it. Focus your attention on your goals and don’t stray. Make sure each day you do at least one activity that centers around your goals.
4. Stop doubting your abilities and develop self-confidence.
Strike the phrase “I can’t” from your vocabulary-because “you can”! Don’t complain or get frustrated with little roadblocks. Instead visualize your success.
5. Avoid negative people.
Negativity is contagious. One of the easiest ways to become successful is to surround yourself with positive, successful people.
6. Train your brain for growth.
Instead of “I know this already” ask yourself “what can I learn from this?” or “that won’t work for me” say “How can this work for me?”
7. Don’t offend yourself.
Stop your negative internal comments and critique. You may think they are private and not doing any harm. Wrong! They are hurting your self-esteem and success. Change the script and compliment yourself!
8. Do the work.
Here and now is the time. “I should try it someday” needs to be “do this now”. Take it one step at a time, one good decision at a time.
We hope you find these tips helpful. At Agency 8, we take a great deal of pride in helping people.