10 Main Habits Of Positive People That We Can All Learn From
If you think that success and your dream life is always out of reach, it might be that you need more positivity in your life.
It’s not true that positivity is the key to happiness in life – but it’s certainly a good start. There is no denying that positive people are happier and enjoy more success than negative people.
Why? The answer is very simple – it’s because they believe in themselves and the magic of life.
If you’ve been dwelling on bad experiences recently, and if you can’t bring yourself to have a bit more self-belief, you might find that your reality is nothing like what you wanted it to be. But know this – your thoughts and actions can be changed. And when you change them, your reality changes, too.
Life really is what you make of it. Let’s take a look at 10 main habits of positive people that we can all learn from.
Positive People Don’t Believe In Failure
Positive people don’t make judgements on something that happened. They don’t declare that they won, lost, succeeded or failed. They just accept that there was a result.
To negative people, 78% on an exam they expected to do better in is a failure.
To positive people, it’s a number. They analyse it objectively, as opposed to subjectively. They look at where they went wrong, and they learn from their mistakes so that they do better next time.
It’s a key trait of positive people not to accept failure. That word doesn’t have the same meaning to them. And while it’s on every single page of a negative persons dictionary, it isn’t even in theirs.
Good Days Don’t Just Happen – Positive People Make Them Happen
Ever had a person with an otherwise gloomy outlook on life say something like “I actually had a good day today for once”?
Surprised by happy for them, you ask them why they had a good day.
“Oh, because I won $30 on a scratch card and got out of work early.”
They had a good day by sheer luck. For once, things went their way.
“I expect tomorrow to be a return to form,” they say.
Positive people don’t put themselves at the mercy of circumstance. They don’t let the gods decide their fate for them so that one in ten days are good. Instead, they actively MAKE good days happen.
Negative people are generally passive people who let things happen to them – usually bad things. Positive people take the bull by the horns and work hard to make sure that they’re at least in control of their happiness each day.
They Bounce Back From Rejection
Positive people know that rejection is not the end of the world. It’s just a lesson in how not to do something.
Moreover, they accept that rejection is nothing personal. It just is what it is. You win some and you lose some. They move swiftly on to the next target.
Positive People Don’t Seek Validation From Others
“What do you think?”
This is a good question to ask in normal circumstances. After all, the worst thing a person can do is charge relentlessly forward without a care for anyone else’s opinion.
But negative people constantly crave validation from others before they make a start.
Not so positive people. They don’t need to wait for someone to tell them they’re good or attractive. They KNOW what they are, and they’ve already made a start.
The Past Is In The Past
One thing that clearly marks out a positive person from a negative person is that, for the positive person, the past is very much in the past.
They don’t waste time wishing for their youth to come back, nor do they dwell on bad things that have happened to them. They don’t let their past shape their future or define who they are.
Positive people live in the present and look to the future, free from the kind of prejudices and thoughts that hold negative people back.
And when positive people do think of the past, they use it to their advantage – they learn important lessons.
They Use Positive Words
Is your life dull, boring and troubled?
A positive person would rather say that their life is fun, rewarding and stimulating.
They use positive words to describe their life, knowing full well the effect this has on their brain and mindset.
Think positively, use positive words, and your life will change for the better!
They Reframe Their Challenges
Positive people don’t look at a challenge and think, “how much time and hassle is this going to cost me?”
They look at a problem and ask, “what can I learn from this?”
Positive people relish challenges as they give them another chance to grow and improve. To them, life is one big adventure. Without challenges, there would be no fun and excitement.
They Appreciate All The Good Things That Come Their Way
Positive people know a good thing when it comes their way, and they make to be very grateful for it.
It’s very easy to receive something good but to shrug and fail to enjoy it because it’s not as good as what we thought it would be, or because we’ve got something else going on in our life that’s distracting us.
Positive peopler really do accentuate the positives. If they receive something good, they waste no time in seeing it for what it is, and what good it can bring to their life.
They Nip Problems In The Bud Right Away
Positive people nip problems in the bud as soon as possible, because they know that if they don’t, the problem will get bigger and bigger until it casts a massive black cloud over their life.
Freeing yourself from potential problems as soon as possible is incredibly liberating. It makes you feel good, and it means you can focus on the future. Potential issues are out of the way.
They Are Kind To People
Positive people aren’t so miserly as to keep everything to themselves. They share what they can and practice kindness and compassion. Why? Because they know what power a smile on another’s face can have on them and those around them.
Kindness begets happiness. It’s incredibly intoxicating!