Positive Attitude

How Do You Get Others to Practice Positive Thinking?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony,

1. I've been battling living overseas and making my money situation work. Although money comes to me in gifts all the time, I get really close to creating something and then it comes to a halt. Any idea why?

2. Also, any idea why whilst practicing thinking positive about seeing, feeling, and having money in my life, it seems to be tricky to get some and hard to get lots of people around me doing it?

I would love to teach this stuff one day when I get a hold of the science of it.

Tony would love to hear from you.

Thanks for your time."

Let me address your second question first...

In reference to:

"... any idea why whilst practicing thinking positive about seeing, feeling, and having money in my life, it seems to be tricky to get some and hard to get lots of people around me doing it?"

It's not your place to get other people to practice positive thinking or, for that matter, anything else, frankly.

In "Ideals and How to Form Them", the fifteenth of the fifteen articles in his Lessons in Constructive Science series, Wallace D. Wattles wrote:

"The law and the prophets may be summed up in these four words: 'mind your own business.' Desire for yourself all that you need for the purpose of living a full and complete life and desire that everybody else shall have all that is necessary to the living of an equally full and complete life. Do not seek to interfere in the affairs of others. Live your own life and let other people live their own lives. 'Whatsoever you would have other people to do unto you that do ye also unto them.' And that simply means, go your way and let them alone."

Wise advice!

That brings me back to your first question...

In reference to:

"I've been battling living overseas and making my money situation work. Although money comes to me in gifts all the time, I get really close to creating something and then it comes to a halt. Any idea why?"

Not really enough information to go on there, but, if I were a betting man, which I'm not, I'd be willing to bet that if you spent less time concerning yourself with what others are thinking and doing and more time concerning yourself with what you're thinking and doing (the key word there being doing) that situation would begin to clean itself up.

With those two things in mind...

In reference to:

"I would love to teach this stuff one day when I get a hold of the science of it."

The best way to teach this stuff is by demonstration.

In "Your Attitude Toward Those Opposed to Your Beliefs", the tenth of the fifteen articles in his Lessons in Constructive Science series, Mr. Wattles wrote:

"If you can demonstrate radiant health, it will convert more people in a year than you could change by a century of argument. If you can pass from poverty or lack to abundance, it will be more convincing to those around you than a stack of lectures as high as the statue of Liberty."

How true!

If you'd like to read the above articles in their entirety, which I strongly suggest you do, you can get them by clicking or tapping the links below.

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Note: You'll find some of the most practical and useful life advice you'll ever read in the fifteen articles of Mr. Wattles' Lessons in Constructive Science series. I highly recommend them!

Related Pages:

Lessons in Constructive Science by Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles Master Collection


Want the Best for Your Life? You've Got to Expect It!

Be honest, how often do you find yourself slipping into a sea of negative thoughts? How often do you go into a new situation expecting the worst? Unfortunately, those thoughts are dangerous. After all, negativity is like a fast-growing virus. Get just a little bit of it in your system and you'll be completely taken over by it!

So, how do you keep all that negativity from controlling your entire life?

Simple! You've got to expect greatness. No matter what's on your to do list for the day, you've got to expect great things will happen.

But how do you actually change your mindset?

1. Focus on being more self-aware.

Those negative thoughts tend to bubble beneath the surface of your consciousness. If you really want to break the cycle, you've got to pay serious attention to how you feel and think. Several times a day, do a self-assessment of sorts. If you realize you feel grumpy, pessimistic, or stressed out, it means your mind is succumbing to all those negative thoughts.

2. Put your negative thoughts to the test.

Instead of simply believing that negative little voice in your head, challenge it. For example, if you're convinced you won't finish that big work project on time, ask yourself why. Why are you going to fail? If you have the tools and the expertise to do the work, why would you screw it up?

You can even take this one step further and tell yourself everything is going to be OK. Remind yourself of your capabilities and talents and tell your mind the project will be done in time - and it'll be great.

The best thing about negativity is it's like that bully on the playground. Stand up to it and it backs down!

3. Train yourself to think about the positives.

Having a positive mindset is no different than developing any other skill. It takes practice! You've got to train your mind to think positively.

For example, every time your alarm clock goes off, sit up and tell yourself (out loud if you have to) today is going to be a great day. Remind yourself of all the opportunities each day brings. And, tell yourself life is actually fun!

Yes, there are going to be times when you feel stressed, anxious, and downright down, but these are all chances to practice thinking positively. For example, instead of dwelling on that problem, see it as an opportunity to learn something new or make yourself stronger.

Bottom line - when you focus on the positives, positive things happen. You won't be able to safeguard yourself from every bump in the road, but you can make those bumps fewer and further in between!

The easiest and fastest way to keep negativity from controlling your life is to have a clear and definite vision of what you want, what you really want, and keep your thoughts focused there. Exactly how you do that is something I cover in depth in my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

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03/03/2016 Update: If you've completed my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and want to take what you learned from it to the next level, I highly recommend my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

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Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide

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Want a More Positive Attitude? Just Use This Step-by-Step Plan!

Guess what? Life is all about mind over matter. Or, more specifically, your attitude determines exactly what you get - or don't get - out of life.

If you've ever spent time with someone who has a terrible attitude, you know they're not very fun to be around. In fact, it's actually exhausting to be around them! That's because negativity is contagious. One negative person can make everyone around them negative too. On the flip side, though, positivity is like a magnet. The more positive you are, the more people there are who want to be around you!

But truly loving your life and all the experiences you encounter can be tough. If you want to develop a more positive attitude, these 5 tips will make it much easier:

1. Do what you love.

We're not just talking about taking windsurfing lessons on the weekends or spending whatever free time you can scratch out cooking gourmet meals. If you truly want to be more positive, you've got to do what you love at work too! If your current job doesn't make you feel fulfilled, look for something else to do. That may seem like a tall task, but it's vital to improving your life. After all, when you truly enjoy the work you do for 40+ hours each week, it makes your entire life better!

2. Expect the best.

Ever hear the expression "hope for the best, but expect the worst"? The people who subscribe to this way of thinking will never have a positive attitude because they're spending so much time focusing on negativity! Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for something positive to happen, you need to truly believe it will.

Thinking this way can take some practice though. So, before you start a new project, say to yourself (or even out loud!), "This is going to work out great!" It may feel a little silly at first, but the more you do it, the sooner you'll actually believe it.

3. Be your biggest cheerleader.

What does your "inner voice" say to you? If you're like lots of other people, you talk down to yourself and say things to yourself you'd never say to anyone else! When you're constantly telling yourself you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, etc., it's no wonder you feel hopeless, frustrated, and pessimistic!

That's why you have to actively work on your inner voice. Stop focusing on your negative qualities and talk to yourself about your good qualities. You'll never be perfect (no one is!), but you don't have to be perfect to be one heck of a great person!

4. Spread the love around.

Spend time encouraging and supporting the people in your life. If you can make the people around you feel better about themselves, you'll wind up feeling better about yourself too!

5. Never lose sight of your own strength.

No matter what hurdles you encounter, remember you've got strengths, talents, and capabilities that make you uniquely you. Remembering them will remind you you're in control of your own life. As long as you know you call the shots, you won't have to worry about weaknesses and "failures" dragging you down. When you look at life this way, you can't help but feel more positive about it!

Some of the best and most useful information you'll ever read on the subject of attitude (along with a whole host of other things) is contained in a series of articles Wallace D. Wattles wrote under the title Lessons in Constructive Science. I highly recommend it! Click or tap the links below to get your copy today.

Click or tap here to get Lessons in Constructive Science on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get Lessons in Constructive Science along with sixty-nine other rare books and articles by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get a special enhanced version of Lessons in Constructive Science on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get Lessons in Constructive Science in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get Lessons in Constructive Science along with fifty-seven other rare books and articles by Wallace D. Wattles in paperback on Amazon.

Related Page:

Lessons in Constructive Science by Wallace D. Wattles