Positivity is a powerful secret of success.
People with a millionaire mindset have developed certain qualities of themselves that helps them succeed. Self –Confidence, the ability to Choose and Act, Perception of Possibilities, Hope, Optimism, the ability to Cooperate with others, Persistence, Perseverance, the ability to deal with adversity, Creativity, Imagination, Intuition, and Listening to their inner compass are just some of these qualities.
Napoleon Hill identifies many of these characteristics in his Law of Success. What’s important is to know that these qualities can be developed and expanded by each of us continuously our whole lives.
Positive Psychology has documented this by research during the last decade. Barbara Fredrickson PhD. from University of North Carolina has done groundbreaking research on what she calls Positivity (2009). Negativity is familiar to all of us. Self talk that is negative, criticism, shame, guilt and hopelessness has probably been experienced by many people. Negativity and survival oriented feelings and thinking make us shrink and contract. Positivity is tapping into our own wellspring of strength which helps us to expand, get more creative, hopeful, see possibilities, cope with adversity, see more solutions, and become more open when faced with problems. Positivity broadens our outlook, allowing thoughts and actions to surface, where we can envision win-win solutions, and we can build lasting relationships. It expands your world view – you have broader physical vision, your awareness expands and blooms, you can see the big picture, when you can’t while mired in negativity.
People who have positivity are fulfilled, happier, more successful, and not just positive Pollyannaish thinking. Who they are shifts to a fuller, more expanded, connected, creative person who functions and flourishes even in the face of adversity. That brings about success, however they define success. Dr Fredrickson research indicates that we need a ratio of 3:1 positive feelings and experiences to thrive and flourish; to be the best version of you. You can take her test online by clicking here
This scientific research documents that you can change your state and become more fulfilled and successful. Next time we will talk about how it deepens connection to our self, others, and the universe,