Positive Outlook… Positive Life.  It’s rare for self improvement or self development to be successful before most people’s low self esteem has been firstly admitted to, and then looked at and worked at.  And yes, believe me when I say that this is something that you can do.

 

Don’t think for a minute that that loud bully at college or at work doesn’t have self esteem problems.  He’s just hiding behind all that bluster and noise.  It’s called “a front!”  And most of us have “a front” in some form or another.  It’s what we hide behind from the world, when we think we need to.  Some people’s fronts are aggressive and confronting; others are aloof and supercilious.  And there's everything in between.

 

Make yourself a promise today.  You’re not going to hide any longer.  You’re going to admit to problems with your self esteem, and work on it.  Let’s get started. 

 

Our outlook and attitude on life in general, plays a huge part in how happy we are and how successful we become.  Someone who thinks positively about everything will be more relaxed, calm and smiling more than someone who is always looking on the bad side, who lets stress get to them and who constantly wears a frown.

 

Not only does how you think and feel affect you, it also affects those around you.  In short… our mood affects our day.  Developing and keeping a positive outlook is essential if you wish to lead a positive and fulfilling life.

 

There are many ways in which you can develop a more positive outlook and begin to change how you think and feel about many situations that you encounter in day-to-day living.

 

Changing your attitude and not slipping back into negative thinking will take time to adopt, but eventually the new outlook will become second nature. The five main key points to remember when attempting to change your outlook are:

 

1.    Turn your way of thinking into positive thinking and practice thinking positively on a daily basis.  Set your mind on completing one task at a time and think only of a positive outcome and how good you will feel when you have completed the task. Never give in to doubt and let yourself believe that you have taken too much on and just keep going.

2.    Don’t let your conversations turn negative.  When in a conversation it is easy to let others discourage you, particularly if they have a negative outlook on life. Don’t be tempted to fall back into your old ways.  Turn negative talk into positive and look for the good in everything and any situation.

3.    Look for the positive in those around you and point it out to them.  This way you’ll be encouraging a positive attitude in all those around you.

4.    Whatever you are doing in your day-to-day life always look for the good in it.  It might be a boring task which you usually hate doing and one which leaves you feeling negatively.  Try to find something about it that turns it into a more positive situation.

5.    Never let yourself become distracted or hoodwinked into going back to negativity.  It takes time to change the way you feel and think, and if you have been down on yourself and the world for a long time then your new outlook will take a while to register, stay around and become your usual outlook.

 

You will find over time that many areas of your life can be changed.  Just by changing your outlook from a negative one to a more positive.  You’ll find that your self-esteem improves, you become more popular, you feel happier and are more confident than before. You become able to tackle the tasks you once hated without them causing you stress and anxiety and your relationships improve.

 

These are just a few of the areas where you can self-improve, work on a more positive outlook and lead a more positive life.

 

 

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”  ~Mary Dunbar

 

NOTE:  This is the first of a 22 part course on self esteem.  You'll find free access via the Tutorials page listed above.

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