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How To Develop A Positive Mindset And Why It Matters


A positive mindset is capable of clearing all unwanted hurdles standing between a person and his main purpose in life. This justifies the quote from former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who said ” Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”.

There’s a thin line between success and failure. Oftentimes, one of the determinants of success in life and career is an attitude of positivity or optimism.

Positive thinking/mindset can be practised and like any rehearsal, the more it is repeated, the better you become at it.


A positive mindset is a mental attitude that expects only good and favourable outcomes. In other words, a positive mindset is a process of creating thoughts that promotes an optimal and opportune reality. This also means nourishing your mind with the positive and quality energy that it needs to function at optimum.

Benefits of a positive mindset

  • Healthy Relationship
  • Productive Lifestyle
  • Positive attitude
  • Fulfilment
  • Constructive Ending

Five ways to develop a positive mindset

Practice Gratitude

When you’re starting and finishing your day with the things you’re grateful for, it will be difficult to have an attitude about the things that are going on. To develop a positive mindset, shift your focus only to the positives and wins. Being grateful forces you into a better mindset to kick off your day on the right note.

Get a gratitude journal and pen all your little and big wins. You don’t have to do this every day but do it as often as you can to change your mood. A gratitude journal also influences your thought to always see what you’re grateful for so that you don’t become overwhelmed with negativities.

Believe in Divine Timing

You have to believe that everything is happening as it’s meant to be at this moment. Every being is meant to go through a phase in life. While you are a product of the inputs you make in life, there’s little you can do to alter destiny.

Believing in divine timing takes the weight off of the feeling that you didn’t give it your best shot. This is not to encourage ineptitude towards life and work but you’ve got to sit back sometimes and believe things will turn out well.

Meditate for mindfulness

Meditation is a technique for controlling the mind. With meditation, you’d be able to determine your thought, whether positive or negative. This art makes you mindful of your thought and so, you’d stop unwanted thoughts from beclouding your mind. Meditation is like learning to do and master something that benefits the mind and body.

Techniques for meditation like metta or loving-kindness are found to be effective in boosting positive feelings. When you do this, your brain only engages in thoughts that give you positive energy.

Retrain Your Mind

A lot of people say “this is just the way that I think”, and “this is the way that I am”. Most people think they are sworn to be in that state of being forever. Alas, you can retrain your mind just as your mind was trained to believe and think the way it does now. The mind kind can be retrained to another frame of thought.

So, remember that when you start to think about a particular thought, it is also possible to retrain your mind to think differently. All you need is a constant reminder through mindful meditation.

Stop The Comparison

We all want what we don’t have. In some cases, people observe that other people have what they wish they had. For example, a happy family, a dream job or good health. The truth is, when you start comparing yourself with other people, you’re stealing your joy. We all have different paths in life and we must be contented with where we are in life.

In addition, being content can earn you the respect you deserve. So, instead of focusing on the things you do not have, focus on how you can improve your life.



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