Effective Steps to Build and Maintain a Positive Personality

positive faceA positive personality will have more of an impact on your success and happiness, then perhaps any other factor. Your physical diet has a large impact on your levels of health and energy. If you eat healthy, fresh, high-quality food of all kinds and avoid the foods that are bad for, you will have more energy, be generally resistant to most diseases, sleep better, feel healthier and happier.

In the same way, your mental diet largely determines your character and your personality and almost everything that happens to you in life. When you feed your mind with positive ideas and information, books, conversations with positive people, audio programs, and positive thoughts you develop a more positive and constructive personality, you become more influential and persuasive, and you enjoy greater self-confidence and self-esteem. Those people who work with computers use the expression guy/girl or garbage in/garbage out, but the reverse is also true: good in/good out. When you make clear and unequivocal decisions eliminate the negative emotions and thoughts that are holding you back in the past and become an entirely positive person. You can actually bring about your own personal transformation. Your job is to be the best you can be.

Mental fitness is like physical fitness. You develop high levels of self-esteem and a positive mental attitude with training and practice. Here are the seven keys to becoming an entirely positive person.

1. Positive self-talk

Speak to yourself positively, control your inner dialogue, use affirmations, positive statements phrased in the positive present and personal sense. My favorites are: “I like myself”, “I can do it”, “I feel terrific”, “I am responsible”. This is how top people think most of the time. Fully ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself as you go through your day. This is called your inner dialogue, it’s the stream of words, thoughts, and feelings that flow through your day like a river.

The sad fact is that if you do not deliberately and consciously talk to yourself in a positive and constructive way, you will think about things that will make you unhappier cause you’re worrying. Remember, your mind is like a vacuum; it will not remain empty. If you don’t fill it with positive thoughts, that will fill itself with negative thoughts. Your mind is like a garden. If you do not deliberately plant flowers and tend them carefully, weeds will grow without any incursion at all. If you don’t think positive thoughts and can’t take good care of them, negative thoughts will grow in your metal garden without effort on your part.

2. Positive visualisation

Perhaps the most powerful ability that you have is the ability to visualize, and see your goals you have already accomplished. See your life as ideal in every way. The way you do this is you create clear, exciting picture of your goal and your ideal life and replay this picture on the screen of your mind over and over again. The rule is that all improvement in your outer life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures and you completely control the pictures that you play on the screen. As you see yourself on the inside, you will start to be that person with those accomplishments on the outside.

3. Positive people


Your choice of the people with whom you live, work, and associate will have more of an impact on your emotions and your success than any other factor. Why? It’s because they control your self-talk and your mental pictures. So decide today to associate with winners, with positive people, with people who are happy and optimistic, and who are going somewhere with their lives.

On the other hand, avoid negative people at all costs. Negative people are the primary source of most life’s unhappiness. To resolve that, from day onwards, you are not going to have stress or negative people in your life.

4. Positive mental health

Just as your body is healthy to the degree to which you help it with the nutritious food, your mind is healthy to the degree “mental protein”, rather than “mental candy”. Read books, magazines, and articles that are educational inspirational or motivational. Feed your mind with information and ideas that are uplifting and that make you feel happy and more confident about yourself and your world. You can do this by the means of positive and constructive CDs and audio programs in your car and on your mp3 player or iPod. Watch positive in educational DVDs, educational television programs, online courses, and other uplifting enriching material that increases your knowledge and makes you feel good about yourself and your life. Feed your mind continually with positive messages that help you think and act better and make you more capable and competent in your field.

Did you know that every time you learn something new that you feel can help improve your life, your brain releases endorphins which are called “nature’s happy drug” and you actually feel happier even before you take action on a new piece of idea?

5. Positive training and development

Almost everyone in our society starts off with limited resources, sometimes with no money at all. Virtually all fortunes begin with the sale of personal services of some kind. All of the people who were at the top today were once at the bottom and sometimes they fell to the bottom several times in their journey through life. The miracle of a lifelong learning and personal improvement is what it takes you from rags to riches, from poverty to affluence, and from underachievement to success and financial independence.

Jim Rohn said: “Formal education will make you a living, self-education well make you a fortune.” When you dedicate yourself to learning, growing, and becoming better and more effective in your thoughts and actions, you take complete control of your life and dramatically increase the speed at which you move upper to greater heights.

6. Positive health habits


Some other factors that predispose us to negative emotions of all kinds are poor health habits – fatigue, lack of exercise, and non-stop work without rest. Take excellent care of your physical health, think of the day when you’re going to be 80 or 90 or 100 years old and still be dancing in the evenings. The way you do this is to eat excellent, healthy, and nutritious food, in proper balance. A good diet will have an immediate positive effect on you thoughts and feelings. Resolve to get regular exercise at least 200 minutes of motion per week – that is 30 minutes per day – walking, running, swimming, bicycling, or working out on equipment in the gym. When you exercise on a regular basis, you feel happier, healthier, and experience some lower levels of stress and fatigue than a person who sits on the couch and watches television all evening.

Especially in this busy world, get ample rest and relaxation. You need to recharge your batteries on a regular basis, especially when you’re going through periods of stress or difficulty. Vince Lombardi once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”. Seek balance in your life.

7. Positive expectations

Having positive expectations is one of the most powerful techniques you can use to become a positive person and to ensure positive outcomes and better results in your life. Your expectations become your own self-fulfilling prophecies. If you expect with confidence, seems to come into your life. Since you can control your expectations, you should always expect the best. Expect to be successful, expect to be popular when you meet new people, expect to achieve great calls. They create a wonderful life for yourself. When you constantly expect good things to happen, you will save yourself from being disappointed!

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