Wednesday, February 11, 2009



  Aim high and do your best.
  Think of the cup as half full-not half empty!
Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action.

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you are optimistic or pessimistic.
In fact, some studies show that these personality traits-optimism and pessimism-can affect how well you live and even how long you live.
With this in mind, take a refresher course in positive thinking. Learn how to put positive thinking into action. Positive thinking is a key part of an effective stress management strategy.

Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.

If your thoughts are mostly positive, you are likely an optimistic. If your thoughts are mostly negative, your outlook on life is likely pessimistic.

*decreases negative stress.
*a sense of well-being and improved health
*increased immunity
*better coping skills during hardships

You can LEARN to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it takes time and practice-you are creating a new habit, after all.

Just follow this “4day attitude diet”
Day1-diet: fill your mind with positives.
Day2-diet: affirm yourself
Day3-diet: think only good things about people
Day4-diet: speak only positive words.

*be aware of those who do not want to be positive
*avoid negative people
*develop immunity against negative criticism

Here are some examples for negative self-talk and how you might apply a positive thinking twist include:
I have never done it before------It is an opportunity to learn something new.
It is too complicated------------I will tackle it from different angle.
There is no way it will work---I can try to make it work.
No one bothers to communicate with me----I will see if I can open the channels of communication.

THE INTRINSIC SYSTEM OF THE BRAIN-the secret to a positive attitude and success

Your brain is an amazing organ. It contains about a hundred thousand miles of blood vessels (160,000 kilometers) and about 100 billion neurons. These neurons are able to perform about 10 quadrillion operations per second. The capacity of your brain is virtually unlimited.
The brain controls every aspects of your life. You make decisions, take actions, hold onto beliefs and habits, and maintain your body functions all in your brain. This is why it is important that you learn to harness the power of your mind and develop a positive attitude and positive habits and beliefs.
In order to harness the power of your brain, you need to understand the basics of how it works. It can be divided into two areas, the conscious and the unconscious brain.

If you think of your brain as a car and driver, your conscious brain is the driver and the subconscious brain is the car itself. The conscious brain-the driver, decides where to take the car. Ultimately the car itself, the subconscious mind that will get you where you want to go.
Most decisions do not lead to success because a decision is made with the conscious brain. Over 90% of time, your old habits and beliefs will overpower your will in a short period. Your conscious will power does not have the strength to overcome your old habits and beliefs, which are held in your subconscious brain.
If you understand how the subconscious brain, how to start a subconscious mind reprogramming, you can overcome the subconscious mind, and develop a positive attitude.
What are the brain structures involved during higher cortical functions, such as cognition, and how do they interact with structures involved in guiding our behaviour?scientists suggest that posterior medial frontal cortex is involved in functions of cognitive control, such as monitoring of unfavorable outcomes ,response errors, response conflict. Activity in the left side of the prefrontal cortex is associated with positive emotional responses and has a stronger immune response against disease.
Numerous scientific studies show that keeping a positive attitude can keep a person healthy.
Aim high and do your best.
Think of the cup as half full –not half-empty!


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