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In this turbulent, stressful, fast-paced world we live in today, it’s not always easy to have a positive mindset. We face many challenges and criticisms in our everyday lives.

The Importance of a Positive Mindset

Whether it’s at work, school, home, and elsewhere, we are constantly under pressure and under rebuke by virtually everyone.

This has become even more true with the power of social media and online reviews.

Virtually every place you go online or on every news channel, you hear critiques, reviews, and criticisms of someone’s performance or actions.

The negative vibe is all around us these days. It’s in politics, sports, entertainment, or the everyday person.

Most of the time, those criticisms and critiques can be very divisive.

Try Blocking Out the Secondary Distractions

With all of the negativity, we hear in our personal and professional lives, as well as what we hear on television and the Internet, it’s hard to maintain a positive mindset.

This can lead to us becoming depressed and less productive in our professional and personal lives.

A positive mindset is one where you look upon things as “half-full rather than half-empty.”

That old saying involves two people looking at one glass that is half-filled with water.

One person will say that the glass is “half-empty,” noticing that half of the liquid is gone from the glass.

The other person will say that the glass is “half-full,” noticing that the glass has so much liquid within that glass.

Choose to be a Half Glass Full Person

Similarly, the “half-empty” people usually have a negative mindset, one that looks at what is missing in their lives, what will go wrong, and put a negative spin on virtually everything they encounter.

They will always focus on what they could have had, even when they win or gain something.

For instance, if they hit five out of six numbers in a lottery and win $100,000 instead of $10 million. Instead of being happy they will dwell over missing the sixth number and not winning $10 million.

Conversely, the “half-full” people usually have a positive mindset, one that looks at what they have in their lives.

This includes the gifts or benefits they have received throughout their days and lives, and they put a positive spin on virtually everything they encounter.

Power of Positive Thinking

Positive thinkers will always focus on the good, even when there is a negative element present. For instance, taking our previous example, if this person hit five out of six numbers and won $100,000 instead of $10 million, they would focus on what they won rather than what they didn’t win.

For them, they would be happy with the amount that they gained. They realize how fortunate and lucky they were even if it wasn’t the Jackpot.

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller.

Having such a positive mindset can be a powerful force in a world that continues to focus largely on the negative.

You see this constantly in news broadcasts, newspaper columns, and online reviews.

Seeing and hearing the constant negativity all around you can bring you down, making you less happy with your own life and achievements.

Laws of Attraction

It is always important to keep that positive mindset as strong as possible as much as possible.

This way you realize that all of the good things in your life are worth cherishing and that all of the negative things in your life are not as dire as they can seem.

You will know that these things can be overcome with positive thinking, some creativity, and by taking action.

Also published on Medium.

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