Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happiness is a choice, not an automatic response

Why are some people so happy and optimistic; while others are so unhappy and pessimistic?

A friend of CQ - Ms Gloria shared these five essentials to make yourself ultra-motivated. It could make a difference in your life.

#1: You can only have one (1) thought at a time
This is the key to feeling optimistic, enjoying your life, and fulfilling your vision for a delightful life: You only can keep one thought in your head at a time. This is one of the easiest ways to keep negative thoughts out of your mind. You crowd them out. After all, if you keep thinking positive, optimistic and uplifting thoughts, you cannot simultaneously focus on negative, depressing or upsetting thoughts.

#2: Expect the best
It is this simple. If you start a day or task with a positive belief that you will succeed, you increase your chances that you will figure out ways to assure a successful outcome.

#3: Strong ambition
The finest way to develop strong ambition is for you to think about your goals, ambitions and things you want many, many times each day. Again, think about what you want and specifically what you need to do to get it.

#4: Gumption to change how you think
The way you handle situations has served you to some degree. Now, you have a tremendous opportunity to feel more confident and optimistic than you ever may have dreamed possible. You can unleash your energy. To do this, you need the gumption to change or improve some of your habitual ways of thinking.

#5: Persistence
Persistence is a key to feeling happy. By disciplining yourself to keep working toward your goals until you reach them; you develop well-deserved self-esteem and confidence. These are hallmarks of every happy and optimistic person.

"Happiness is a choice, not an automatic response."

Have a great Sunday people :))

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