Have you ever heard the age old advice: “why don’t you just think more positively?”
At times it can seem like a tired platitude.
But a positive attitude is not just forcing a smile through gritted teeth in the hopes of feeling better; it’s something a lot more profound than that. When we adopt a positive attitude, we are using the power of our mind to hone in on thoughts and ideas that are no longer serving us. This is the core of mindfulness and it’s an approach that is seen across dozens of modern and ancient philosophies.
The word ‘attitude’ comes from the Italian for ‘posture’ is means it’s how you carry yourself, something you hold in your whole being, your entire approach to the world.
This positivity has the potential to benefit all areas of your life. It allows you to be more open and resilient in the face of life’s day to day challenges. When you come up against an obstacle, it will also serve the purpose of guiding you away from worry, rumination, or negative thinking.
The following quotes come from a wide range of individuals and explore the necessity of being more optimistic in a world in which it can often be challenging to be yourself.
Without further ado;
Here are 20 quotes about attitude to be more positive.
Focus on the positive
The first step when it comes to adopting a positive attitude is to simply direct your attention towards the good, rather than the bad. In psychology, this is called ‘cognitive reframing’ and though it appears simple, it has a profound effect on your thoughts and behaviors. Over time, as you make the effort to focus on the positive, you will slowly rewire your brain, so it becomes increasingly easier to do so.
Take risks and live to the fullest
When we are crippled by negativity, it can be hard to be true to ourselves and live the life we always wanted to. However, on the flip side, when we choose to live how we know we should, our inner critic becomes increasingly quiet, as we accumulate reference experiences that let us really know what we are capable of.
Have faith and love deeply
It’s hard to be positive without some degree of faith. Life will constantly send us challenges to test our positivity, and to have faith is to be able to look towards the future with optimism, in spite of such difficulties. Love and faith go hand in hand, both in a spiritual context and on an individual level. This is because both love and faith are dependent on trust, and trust is required in the pursuit of optimism.
Live your own life
When we are able to be our authentic selves, and not worry about the potential judgements of our peers or the rest of the world, only then can we be satisfied. Until then, it will be hard to have a positive attitude, because it will feel as if an important piece of our psychological puzzle is missing. Living a life true to yourself is an assertion of your right to be a creative individual, and that much in itself both is, and creates, a positive attitude.