How often do we really want something in life and getting it is easily within our grasp, but we just can’t take that one step that would help us achieve that goal? Being a more positive person is one such “want” that really isn’t that hard to achieve.
I hear from quite a few friends about how they want to be happy, or more fulfilled, but they always seem to be talking about it and not doing it. Its like they’re always on the path of searching for it, but never actually getting anywhere. Being a positive thinker is the same — we think about it, we want it, we read up on it, we search for it, but so often, it eludes us. The reason this is often the case, is because wanting something isn’t the same as going after it.
In my personal experience, I subscribe to the WCW approach:
I want something and I want it bad enough to motivate myself into taking action. If one wants to be a more positive, fulfilled person, one must really want it bad enough to take the next step.
I can. I can do this. I can be what it is I want to be. Having a “can do attitude” is not a cliche, its a fact. If you want it bad enough, then you need to be mentally psyched with a true “I can do this!” attitude.
I will do this! This is the action step — you want it, you know you can do it, now, you have to say “I will be a more positive person!”
I’ve also found that being mindful is critical. Being present and focusing on the now, as opposed to ruminating on the past or stressing about the future, is fundamentally important.
Failure at achieving a personal goal is often due to the lack of will and lack of action. To achieve any goal, we have to want it bad enough, have a ‘can do’ attitude and be resolved enough to take action — “I will do this……..”
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ―