Why Thinking Positively Is a Big Plus
Most office professionals have achieved success in life through hard work, discipline and tenacity. Getting ahead is all about diligence, and those who don’t work as hard as they do are behind for a good reason. However, another quality most effective professionals share is a positive disposition. For some this comes naturally; others, however, have to make a proactive choice to maintain a positive disposition. But the benefits of being positive boost every aspect of our lives—mentally, emotionally and physically.
This article explains, “In three recent studies, scientists evaluated how positive thinking, thoughtful actions and self-affirmation could help patients with certain chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and asthma. What they found was an interesting correlation between positivity and making better health decisions… For those practicing positive affect and self-affirmations, the researchers discovered an improvement in healthy behaviors.”
Many office professionals may shudder at the thought of the power of positive thinking because they are people of action. Action yields results; thinking about situations doesn’t change a thing. Or does it? Never underestimate the force generated by a clear, focused mind free of negativity. People who can deliver themselves to a calm place when life, especially work life, spirals into chaos and mayhem, are more in control and make better decisions than people who panic and decide to impulsively act.
When life surrounds you with negativity, which ultimately it will, thinking positively can save your career, your relationship, perhaps even your life. Positive thinking isn’t about duping your mind into a false sense of calm or peace, but about keep things in perspective. Knowing life is short and that it ends on its own terms can provide you with a sensibility that prevents you from losing your cool when an important delivery is late because of snow, or a high-level meeting went poorly or a lucrative deal fell though at the last moment. Keep your perspective by staying positive, and the world will fall into place.
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