If something doesn’t work the way you wanted, you have the right attitude to try something else without getting discouraged. If you eventually get a little down, it won’t last because of your positive attitude.
Get More Out of Others
Did you ever notice people who maintain a positive attitude? They likely have no trouble getting others to participate and are typically the leaders of a group. This is for good reason. It’s because they are approachable and will help you find ways to solve problems. And they do this without any complaints. There will be a few negative people but most of the group will be on board and helpful.
But it can be done. We just have to learn how to reprogram ourselves in such a way as to filter out the negativity. It takes a commitment of time and change. You should not expect to improve your self-image outlook in a couple of days. It requires refocusing your energy towards positive thoughts.
People that want to have a more positive outlook on life need to be consistent in their practices. And there will be setbacks along the way. The key is to not let those setbacks derail your efforts. Just pick up from the setback and move forward
The first step in finding that inner self-love is to stop worrying about what other people think about you. There is nothing you can do tot change that. It is not within your control. So why worry about it? If there are people that don’t like you, that is not your problem. It is theirs. They won’t get to know you. And that is their loss, as well.
The second step is to actually say to yourself, “I love who I am.” Do it every day and even say it out loud. It becomes an affirmation that makes you start to believe it after doing it for a while
Have you ever taken the time to sit down and identify your strengths and weaknesses? Knowing what you excel in and where opportunities for improvement exist can put you on the path towards personal growth.
What are Strengths?
Your strengths are the things you do well and perhaps even better than most. They are where the root of your talent lies. They encompass skills and tasks that come to you naturally. For example, you may be exceptional in problem-solving or critical thinking.
Perhaps you are an excellent public speaker or fantastic storyteller. You may be an excellent cook or party planner. We all have something that we are inherently good at as individuals that we can leverage in our personal lives or even use to build a career, a business or also enhance our relationships.
Experts encourage us to build on our strengths and parlay them into something bigger. Our strengths empower us to set and achieve goals necessary for us to succeed in life whether professionally or personally.
What are Weaknesses?
You might find it easier to list your weaknesses than your strengths, as its always easier to focus on the negative over the positive. Our weaknesses are those things that prevent us from intermittently reaching our peak performance, ultimately holding us back from sheer perfection.
They are the things we are not good at or do not hold our interest. In fact, you may find that you tend to avoid performing these tasks, taking on these duties or having the hard conversations about these topics (Fast Company: The Importance of Finding and Facing Your Weaknesses).
1) Monitor yourself
One of the easiest ways to take charge of yourself, be responsible for your actions, and strengthen your self-control is to monitor yourself on a regular basis. Think before you speak or act and decide whether what you’re saying will be helpful or hurtful and if it’s necessary.
Analyze your actions at the end of the day; determine if there’s something for which you should hold yourself accountable and if there’s anything you should learn from to improve in the future.
2) Admit when you’re wrong
For some, this is the most difficult challenge to overcome in their lives. Admitting you’re wrong can be extremely hard, but necessary in order to learn and grow from our mistakes and move on. In order to take responsibility for your actions and take charge of yourself, you must first admit you are wrong; this will lead to repentance, forgiveness, and redemption with the friend or loved one you hurt.
Herb Sennett writes about life and how to enjoy it more.