Ask yourself this – did you ever hear of a pessimist who made a groundbreaking discovery of some kind, one who won a war for his country, or who invented something? This doesn’t mean that all you need to do to find true success is to start thinking positively. While it’s somewhat important to psychologically stay positive, there’s very little that positivity can do by itself. You need to nourish it with all kinds of other changes in your lifestyle and behavior.
Consider what your typical reaction could be when you try to be accepted for something but find yourself rejected. Certainly you feel crestfallen for a while; it would only be natural to feel that way. But after you pick yourself up and dust yourself off, do you choose to learn from your experience or do you let it depress you? Those who learn from their experience and actually manage to happily look forward to what the future has to bring them, handle their lives a whole lot better. Thinking positively is about actually putting the thinking into practice.
Do you have a natural tendency to daydream? Daydreaming usually gets you dreaming about positive wonderful things. When inspirational gurus ask you to envision a future where you actually have achieved what you hoped to achieve in life, this is what they’re talking about. Spend time dreaming about how exactly your plans can unfold in the future and how everything can go as well as they might. It gives your subconscious the strength it needs to believe in your dreams.
Positivity can work wonders for your health too. Think positive, as in being hopeful, as in believing that things will turn out well and as in being a happy person in general, and you will find that it helps lower your body’s levels of stress and helps lower blood pressure. Not only do you effect the way your levels of stress and blood pressure are with your positive attitude, you affect the way people around you feel, too. Happy people just inspire happiness and lower levels of stress and agitation in the people around them.
In the end, one of the best incidental effects of staying positive has great relevance for a serious modern problem – the one of depression. Tendencies to depression usually find it more difficult to settle in deeply in people who maintain happier habits. Positive people often find that they are better than most at seeing the other’s perspective. A happier mind is a more open mind. Seen this way, positivity within reason, is certainly a force that’s capable of helping marriages stay together for the better.