How to Develop a Positive Attitude


How to develop a positive attitude and implement positive thinking into your life? In the following, I want to show you how you can learn to use the power of positive thinking and how to adopt a positive attitude of success to gain a maximum of benefits in life.

Optimism and a positive mindset are the root causes of so many positive benefits in life such as well being and happiness. People with a positive mindset are known to be more successful than others, because they see problems and failure as a chance to advance their knowledge, since these people are able to learn from their mistakes. Everyone that has ever experienced the power of positive attitude knows how powerful the implementation of positive thinking and the development of a positive attitude and positive mindset can be.

Definition of positive attitude:

Attitude is a state of mind that involves beliefs and feelings that influence our behavior and the decisions we make. A positive attitude enables people to be in a very optimistic state of mind. It is the strong belief of optimists that good things will occur in their future life, such as it had happened in their past. A person with a positive mindset is able to write negative events off as an incident and take the chance to learn from their mistakes to avoid these bad happenings in the future.

How to develop a positive attitude and optimism?

Even if you have been a very pessimistic, negative thinking person you can still change the way of thinking and profit from developing a positive attitude. All you´ll need to do this is patience and a lot of practice.

#1 – Detect negative mindsets and change your habits:

The very first step towards a more positive attitude and optimistic thoughts is to detect your negative thoughts and mindsets. You need to be aware that you have the fullest control about every one of your thoughts. Pessimistic thinking is only a negative habit that has been developed over many years. But every negative habit can be changed into a more positive one. You can change your negative habits to develop a positive attitude with the following technique:

  • When you recognize yourself thinking in a negative way about upcoming events in the future you have to make sure to immediately stop this thought.
  • Then you will have to evaluate the facts about this event. Don’t let yourself be influenced by your fears and anxieties that have caused the negative thoughts. Let’s say you have detected the following negative thought:

“I will definitely fail the upcoming exam in math”

You’ll then start to make yourself aware about the facts of test:

“It is just an exam. The test is no thread for my life and my health. I have exercised and studied a lot for this exam. I’m well prepared.”

  • When you have made yourself aware of the facts about the test it is time to change a negative mindset into a positive attitude:

“The math exam is my personal chance to apply all the knowledge I have gained about this subject. I will make sure to reward myself for all the effort that I have conducted in order to achieve a good mark in this subject. I will succeed in this test!”

#2 – Strengthen your positive attitude with some very powerful positive affirmations:

You can also strengthen your positive mindset by applying affirmations. If you are very unfamiliar with affirmations you should have a look at the following article about affirmations.


Developing a positive approach to life

In the following I want to present two powerful affirmations that will strengthen your positive mindset:

Read the following sentence and start to implement it into your life by saying it over and over to yourself:

I am an extraordinary positive person and have a positive attitude.

Even if you aren’t a positive person yet you need to use the present tense to benefit from this affirmation in a positive way.

I feel so proud and excited about my positive mindset since it allows me to reach every goal that I aspire.

What are your favorite strategies to develop and maintain a positive attitude in your life?

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Steve is the founder of Planet of Success, the #1 choice when it comes to motivation, self-growth and empowerment. This world does not need followers. What it needs is people who stand in their own sovereignty. Join us in the quest to live life to the fullest!


  1. Sunita Singhal on

    Thanks Steve, for giving us a ray of positivism, I am sure it would help us a lot. I would definitely recite these two affirmations to get positive results.

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