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Positive Mindset - Your secret superpower

I know you’ve seen posts, including my own, about Positive Mindset and how it will power all of the great things you want to do in life. And it’s true that it’s easier said than done.

But it is easier than you think and in this post, I'll explain why!

So what is 'mindset'?

Put simply, it’s a way of thinking. It’s your generalised view of the world around you and your experiences. And it affects most of your life, your interactions and your outcomes.

Here’s a visual example...

Imagine this as the ‘real world’. Without a filter. Without your mindset over the top of it.:

Now this is the affect of a negative mindset. Notice the dullness and lack of colour?

And this image is impacted by a positive mindset. You see how the colours are richer, more bright?

A positive mindset gives you a brighter outlook on things. And as you’ve probably heard before – positivity breeds positivity.

Another way to think about mindset is as a spiral. With positivity at the top and negativity at the bottom. In the same way a positive mindset helps to create more positive outcomes, increases overall fulfilment and wellness, a negative mindset makes all of those things less likely.

All mindsets are habits. Whichever mindset you have. It’s a behavior that’s learned, often at a young age and it’s completely in your own control. Because right now your mindset is an unconscious filter you’re applying to the world and you will take conscious control over it to make it positive. And the more you do it the more you create your new, positive habit.

So what does a Positive Mindset look like?

Well, honestly it mostly doesn’t look any different to a negative one. But there a few signs of people who tend to take a more positive outlook in life as a result of a positive mindset.

You know that person you regularly see on the way to work who always seems to have a happy face? That friend of yours who’s always motivating you to smash it? These are common traits of people who tend to be more positive.

And here’s why you can tell these people tend to have a more positive mindset.

Positive people smile more. Not all the time, or in all situations but being positive on the inside affects your external behaviours. And people who have a positive mindset are more likely to look for the beauty, the joy, the opportunity in any situation. And they’ll often be more willing to celebrate even the simplest of life’s joys.

The opposite is generally true for negative people too. That person at work who tends to think the worst of every situation? That “friend” who criticises almost everything? That person who always tells you ‘it’ll never work’ when you have a great new idea? These tend to be actions of negative people.