Far too often, we allow our actions to be ruled by our emotions. It's a fact, negative thoughts and feelings have a detrimental effect on every aspect of our lives. These thoughts are exhibited through our actions which impacts our family, our work and our social and spiritual lives.
What would things be like if we transformed negative thoughts into positive ones? Changing how we feel about ourselves and situations can truly change the trajectory of our lives. When we think better, things have to get better. Our life follows our thoughts. Our mind impacts our money.
Living joyfully in the present and having a positive outlook about our future can help us reach goals we once thought were impossible.
Having a brighter perspective on life can open our eyes to more possibilities and create unlimited opportunities.
How can you attain a more optimist outlook on life? This answer is found in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, "For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever." NLT
We must not focus on the problems we see now, instead be hopeful about the promises we will see later. We must stay and stand in faith knowing that things will get better. We must keep our praise and a positive attitude which are keys to unlock change and great improvement in life. Our attitude can literally change our financial altitude. Our outlook, can change our income and our mind can change your money.
Here are some techniques you can use to boost your attitude:
1. Get control. Take authority over negative feelings. Figure out the things that make you unhappy and find ways to change them for the better. A positive attitude and outlook can change everything in your life – you just need to believe. Believe in God. Believe in you. Believe that everything is shifting in your favor.
Embrace peace and pursue after it. Find your happy place through the Peace of God. Allow others to see you in a positive light as you release positivity in the atmosphere. If you project negativity, you'll be viewed as a negative person. This can be very damaging to your integrity.
2. Change the way you think. Negative thoughts beget negative actions. Make a conscious effort to change the way you react and deal with situations. Look for the silver lining instead of focusing on the negative attributes of situations and people.
If you think positively, you'll act positively. Those positive thoughts and actions will keep many anxieties at bay. By having a positive optimistic mindset, anything can become a reality. Remember, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23
3. Be your own cheerleader. You're the captain of your cheerleading section. Focus on your wins and not your losses and celebrate. So many times in life, the things we do go unrecognized by others, whether it's at home or work. When this happens, applaud you and rejoice in the Lord for your victory, even when you don't see it. Celebrate anyway!
Make positive affirmations. This can build your faith and make you feel better about yourself when others fail to verbalize their gratitude. Affirm and appreciate you.
Continuously and actively project a positive outlook of you and your goals then push yourself further to do better the next time. Also aim to become better and have better.
4. Dream it into reality. Misery loves company. Choose your company wisely. If you are surrounded by people who are disgruntled and lack faith, then they will eventually try to sabatoge yours. Be in the company of dreamers. Dreamers encourage you to dream. Dream big and dream often!
Figure out what you want in life and set your dreams into motion. Desire to make more money? Want to be debt free? Want a better job? Take the necessary steps to make it happen. Don't become your own biggest obstacle by holding back. Trust God and go for it.
A positive attitude can change your financial situation, your relationships, and your entire life. When your attitude improves, things will begin to improve. Make it a point to release a Sweet Aroma in every atmosphere you step foot in. Operate in a Sweet Spirit and other people will feel the good vibrations and happiness you're giving off. You'll appear more confident and have a better chance of taking on whatever life throws at you.
If you believe in yourself, you can continue to accomplish bigger and better things. Whether you're working to advance and expand yourself in your present position or starting an entirely new career, your self-confidence and positive attitude will position you for increase.
Your fresh outlook will energize your work and stimulate your creativity. This enhances your value which in return can attract more increase into your life. As you continue to boost your attitude on a daily basis, you'll see that your optimism will soon lead you to bigger and better income opportunities as well! Be happy, friendly, joyous, fun and exciting. Not only will others love you, but MONEY WILL LOVE TO BE AROUND YOU. Improve your attitude, Shift!