How Thoughts Can Change Your Life

This week has been an exciting week of coaching and delivering my Mental Resilience Masterclass to a Vistage Group in Cheshire. This was a great group of business owners and directors and there was really good interaction and involvement. Thank you for the invitation Chairman Richard Ward – you have a wonderful group of members!

Vistage International is a peer mentoring membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Founded in 1957 as The Executive Committee, Vistage has more than 22,000 members in 20 countries.

A positive mindset

What struck me this week is how much I speak about maintaining a positive mindset and how that alone can have a huge beneficial impact on people’s lives.

I came across this article by Brian Tracey the Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. I agree with every word of this article:

How thoughts can change your life

“I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

The power of positive thinking is remarkable.

In fact, the idea that your mind can change your world almost seems too good to be true.
I can assure you, however, that I have experienced AND witnessed the good that focusing on the positive can bring.

But before I get into that, let me ask you a question.

Can you guess what the most successful and happy people think about all day long?

The answer is quite simple…

Healthy, happy people think about what they want, and how to get it, most of the time. In this way developing a positive attitude can truly change your entire life.

When you think and talk about what you want and how to get it, you feel happier and in greater control of your life. When you think about something that makes you happy, your brain actually releases endorphins, which give you a generalized feeling of well-being.
As a result, you develop a positive attitude.

How to Think Positive

Based on many psychological tests, happy people seem to have a special quality that enables them to live a better life than the average.

Can you guess what it is?

It’s the quality of optimism!

The best news about optimism is that it is a learnable quality. That means you can learn how to think positive by taking adopting an optimistic mindset.

By the law of cause and effect, if you do and say what other healthy, happy people with positive attitudes do and say, you will soon feel the same way, get the same results, and enjoy the same experiences that they do.

Happy People find Good in The World

Optimists seem to have different ways of dealing with the world that set them apart from the average.

1. First, they keep their minds on what they want, and keep looking for ways to get it. They are clear about goals and they are confident that they will accomplish them, sooner or later.
2. Second, optimists look for the good in every problem or difficulty. When things go wrong, as they often do, they say, “That’s good!” And then set about finding something positive about the situation.

What we know is that, if you are looking for something good or beneficial in a person or situation, you will always find it. And while you are looking, you will be a more positive and cheerful person.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Optimists seek the valuable lesson in every setback or reversal. Rather than getting upset and blaming someone else for what has happened, they take control over their emotions by saying, “What can I learn from this experience?”

Resolve today to learn how to develop positive thinking and a positive attitude toward yourself, the people around you and your life.”

Simple yet effective

A simple yet fascinating article which mirrors what I teach in my Masterclasses. I do go much deeper in my sessions, but this is the essence of Mental Resilience.

Quote of the week:

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
Willie Nelson

Thoughts for the week

1. How do you respond when things go wrong?
2. Are you able to find the positive in every negative situation?
3. Do you spend time thinking about what you want and how to get it?
4. Are you happy most of the time?
5. Optimism is a learnable quality, so this week start working on it.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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