March 30, 2024

7 Smart Hacks On How to Be Positive in Life (3rd will amaze you)

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Successful people know how to be positive and maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.

They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.

They are constantly proactive in the pursuit of their chosen objectives.

They practice daily success habits and routine, rather than repressing or trying to “get rid” of negative feelings, 

You’ll find that with some practice, patience, and perseverance, you can be a positive person too.

And that's what we are going to cover in this blog post today.

How to be positive in life practicing daily success habits.

#1. To Be Positive Focus on The Most Important 45 Minutes of the Day.

An important part of any focusing regimen is to set aside time at the end of the day—just before going to sleep—to acknowledge your successes, review your goals, focus on your successful future, and make specific plans for what you want to accomplish the next day.

Why do I suggest the end of the day? Because whatever you read, see, listen to, talk about, and experience during the last 45 minutes of the day has a huge influence on your sleep and your next day.

During the night, your unconscious mind replays and processes this late-night input up to six times more often than anything else you experienced during the day.

This is why cramming for school exams late at night can work and why watching a scary movie before bed will give you nightmares.

This is also why reading good bedtime stories is so important for children—not just to get them to fall asleep, but because the repeated messages, lessons, and morals of the story become part of the fabric of the child’s consciousness.

As you drift off to sleep, you enter into the alpha brain wave state of consciousness—a state in which you are very suggestible and you can reprogram your subconscious mind.

If you drift off to sleep while watching the 11 PM news, that is what you’ll be imprinting into your consciousness—war, crime, automobile accidents, rape, murder, executions, gang wars, drive-by shootings, kidnappings, and scandals in the board-room and on Wall Street.

Think how much better it would be to read an inspirational autobiography or a self-improvement book instead.

Imagine the power of meditating, listening to a self-help audio program, or taking the time to plan the next day right before you go to sleep. 

In addition, here are a few exercises that will keep you focused and moving forward at the end of the day.

These are small daily success habits that you practice to be a positive person that's what highly successful people do to keep themselves in a positive frame of mind.

#2. The Evening Review To Become More Positive Person.

Sit with your eyes closed, breathe deeply, and give yourself one of the following directions:

  1. Show me where I could have been more effective today. 
  2. Show me where I could have been more conscious today.
  3. Show me where I could have been a better (fill in your profession—manager, teacher, etc.) today.
  4. Show me where I could have been more loving today.
  5. Show me where I could have been more assertive today.
  6. Show me where I could have been more (fill in any characteristic) today.
  7. Show me how can I surround myself with positive people today.

As you sit calmly in a state of quiet receptivity, you’ll see that a number of events from the day will come to mind. Just observe them without any kind of judgment or self-criticism.

When no more events come to mind, take each incident and replay it in your mind the way you would have preferred to have done it had you been more conscious and intentional at the time.

This creates a subconscious image that will help form the desired behavior the next time a similar situation occurs.

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#3. The Daily Success Habits Journal.

Another powerful tool to keep yourself focused on the positive and your eye on the prize is the Daily Success Habits Journal.

If you do this exercise every day for a month, you will increase your self-confidence as well as improve your performance in all areas of your life.

At the end of every day, simply identify five things that you accomplished during the day. These can be in any area of your life—work, school, family, spirituality, finances, health, personal development, or community service.

Create a blank version of the page —then, once you’ve identified a success, write it down in the first box under “Success.” 

Next, consider why that accomplishment is important to you and write that reason down in the second box under the heading “Reason.”

Then, identify how you can make further progress in this same area listed under “Further Progress.”

Last, write down a specific action step that will lead to this progress and jot that down in the fourth box under “Next Action.” 

For example, in the sample page below, the first success is “I conducted a great staff meeting.” The reason that is important is that “it created the team spirit we were lacking.”

The “Further Progress” box needs to be something else I could do to create more team spirit, which in this case is to plan and execute an off-site staff development day.

A “Next Action” I could take is to form a committee with Ann and Bob to plan the day.

This quick and simple process keeps me constantly moving forward in the arena of building team spirit as well as many other areas.

Once you have completed the form, transfer all of the action items in the “Next Action” column into your calendar or planner. Schedule a specific time to do each item so that you actually get them done.

Get them onto your calendar or to-do list. Can you see how much forward momentum this exercise would create in your life?

If you are a manager, consider having your whole staff do this 30-day exercise with you. It will keep them focused and will build up their confidence.

This also works well as an exercise for the whole family at home. I have seen many teenagers blossom after only 30 days of doing this exercise.

The Daily Success Habits Journal

Success

Reason

Further Progress

Next Action

Rating For Your Effort.

I conducted a great staff meeting

It created the team spirit we were lacking

Play an off-side staff development today.

Form a committee with Roger and Emily today.

I booked a long weekend at the Ojai spa and Inn for Linda and me.

We really need to get away and rejuvenate our relationship.

Start planning summer with Patty and Jeff

Talk to Patty about best time to get together.

I did 30 minutes on the stair stepper.

It's important for my health and my weight loss goal.

Add weight lifting to my routine.

Talk to Martin about his personal trainer.

I finished editing the tech report for my Boss.

It helps to get the upgrade we need on the office computer systems.

Get approval for the expenditures.

Schedule a meeting of the executive committee.

#4. Create Your Ideal Day To Be a More Positive Person.

Another powerful tool to keep you focused on creating your life exactly as you want it to be is to take a few minutes after you have planned your next day’s schedule and visualize the entire day going exactly as you want it

Visualize everyone being there when you call them, every meeting starting and ending on time, all of your priorities being handled, all of your errands being completed with ease, making every sale, and so on.

See yourself performing at your best in every situation you will encounter during the next day.

This will give your subconscious all night to work on creating ways to make it all happen just as you have visualized it.

Get into the habit now of visualizing your ideal next day the night before. It will make a huge difference in your life.

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#5. The Mirror Exercise To Become More Positive in Life.

Just as you acknowledge your big successes, you need to acknowledge your small daily successes, too.

The Mirror Exercise is based on the principle that we all need acknowledgment, but the most important acknowledgement is the acknowledgment we give ourselves.

The Mirror Exercise gives your subconscious mind the positive strokes it needs to pursue further achievements and it helps change any limiting beliefs you have toward praise and accomplishment, which puts you in an achieving frame of mind.

Do this exercise for a minimum of 3 months. After that, you can decide whether you want to continue. I know some very successful people who have been doing this every night for years.

Just before going to bed, stand in front of a mirror and appreciate yourself for all that you have accomplished during the day.

Start with a few seconds of looking directly into the eyes of the person in the mirror—your mirror image looking back at you. Then address yourself by name and begin appreciating yourself out loud for the following things:

  • Any achievements—business, financial, educational, personal, physical, spiritual, or emotional.
  • Any personal disciplines you kept—dietary, exercise, reading, meditation, prayer.
  • Any temptations that you did not give in to—eating dessert, lying, watching too much TV, staying up too late, drinking too much.

Maintain eye contact with yourself throughout the exercise. When you’re finished appreciating yourself, complete the exercise by continuing to look deep into your own eyes and saying, “I love you.”

Then stand there for another few seconds to really feel the impact of the experience—as if you were the one in the mirror who had just listened to all of this appreciation.

The trick during this last part is to not just turn away from the mirror feeling embarrassed or thinking of yourself or the exercise as stupid or silly.

#6. Reward Your Inner Child.

Inside all of us are three distinct and totally separate ego states that work in concert to make up our unique personality.

We have a parentlike ego, an adult ego, and a childlike ego who act much the same way parents, adults, and children do in real life. 

Your adult ego state is the rational part of yourself. It gathers data and makes logical decisions devoid of emotion. It plans your schedule, balances your checkbook, figures out your taxes, and determines when to rotate your tires.

Your parentlike ego tells you to tie your shoes, brush your teeth, eat your vegetables, do your homework, exercise, meet your deadlines, and finish your projects.

It is your inner critic—the part that judges you when you don’t live up to its standards. But it’s also the nurturing part of yourself that makes sure you’re protected, taken care of, and provided for. It is also the part that validates, appreciates, and acknowledges you for doing a good job.

Your childlike ego, on the other hand, does what all children do—it whines, begs for attention, craves hugs, and acts out when it doesn’t get its needs met.

As we go through life, it’s almost as if we have a 3-year-old holding on to us who’s constantly asking, Why are we sitting at this desk? Why aren’t we having more fun?

Why am I still up at three in the morning?

Why am I reading this boring report? 

As the parent of this “inner child,” one of your most important tasks is to engage it and reward it for behaving itself while you get your work done.

If you had a 3-year-old in real life, you might say, “Mommy has to finish this proposal in the next twenty minutes. But after Mommy’s done, we’ll go for an ice cream or play a video game.”

Your real-life 3-year-old would probably answer, “Okay; I’ll be good because I know I’m going to get something good at the end of it.”

Well, not surprisingly, your inner child is no different. When you ask it to be still, let you finish your work, stay up late, and so on, it will behave as long as it knows there’s a reward at the end of the behaving.

At some point, it needs to know it will get to read a novel, go to the movies, play with a friend, listen to music, go dancing, let loose, eat out, get a new “toy,” or take a vacation.

A big part of creating more success in your life is rewarding yourself when you succeed.

In reality, rewarding yourself for your successes keeps your inner child happy and compliant the next time it must behave. 

It knows it can trust you to eventually deliver on your promises.

If you don’t, just like a real child, it will start to sabotage your efforts by doing things like getting sick, having accidents, or making mistakes that cost you a promotion or even your job, so that you are forced to take some time off.

And that will only take you further away from the success you really want.

#7. A Sense of Completion Can Make You Feel Positive.

If you spend weeks producing a report and your boss doesn’t acknowledge it, you feel incomplete. If you send someone a gift and get no acknowledgment, there’s this little incomplete taking up attention units inside of you. Your mind needs to complete the cycle.

Of course, even more important than completing, the simple, enjoyable act of acknowledging and rewarding our successes causes our subconscious mind to say, Hey, succeeding is cool and it makes you feel positive too.

Every time we produce a success, we get to do something fun. Jack will buy us something we want or take us someplace neat. Let’s have more of these successes, so Jack will take us out to play.

Rewarding yourself for your wins powerfully reinforces your subconscious mind’s desire to want to work harder for you. It’s just basic human nature.

So if you want to be positive always reward yourself for your past successes it will boost your confidence and increase your positivity.

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