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7 ways to create a positive perspective on life

To be successful, it is vitally important that you are in complete control. Use the power of positivity and the 7 ways to create a positive perspective on life.

All too often when we think about our day, we tend to focus on the things that went wrong or didn’t go as planned. This leads to overwhelm and disappointment.

But what if instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your day, you focused on all the good? What do you think that will do for you?

There are many factors that can contribute to how we feel and the choices we make throughout our day can have a real impact on how we feel.

While you don’t have to be positive all the time, knowing how to control your moods is a critical skill.

So rather than filling your brain with fear, uncertainty and doubt, use a positive perspective instead. That’s what we’ll focus on in this article: 7 ways to create a positive perspective.

Truth vs lies – Your mind can’t tell the difference

Successful businesses are a creation of the mind, so personal development, self-improvement and personal growth will have to become a key part of your kitbag of tools and techniques to get you where you want and need to be.

It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself an experienced entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur or someone who wants to start a business.

Your mind will believe whatever you tell it. It has no way of discriminating between the truth and lies. It just doesn’t care!
To illustrate how the mind works its magic, in 2007 the US National Institutes of Health did the following experiment:[1]

• They divided volunteers into two groups
• One group was told they were tasting an expensive wine
• The other group was told they were tasting a cheap wine
• Both groups were given the exact same wine

What they found was that their brains reacted differently:

• Each group’s opinion of the wine was in accordance with what they were told about the wine
• Using an MRI scanner they found that the structure of the brain between the two groups had changed

The famous Albert Einstein summed it up with his typically great eloquence when he said:

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

Albert Einstein [2]

We’ve spent quite a lot of time researching this to make sure we ourselves stay on track and not fall victim to negative thinking. As we often say “we cannot afford the luxury of negative thoughts”. And we mean it!

So rather than filling your head with useless negative talk you’re much better off filling it with positive self-talk. But you have to be totally honest with yourself and never tell yourself any lies! While we all “Guild the Lily” every so often, just be aware of when you’re doing it and don’t cross the line.

7 ways to create a positive perspective on life

In this article we explore the power of positivity and how to use the 7 ways to create a positive perspective on life. Try switching words for positive thinking and you will create a completely different and much more positive mindset:

  1. Use positive affirmations to put yourself in a positive frame of mind
  2. Expect to win – it will help you create a positive perspective
  3. Meditate to clear your mind of “junk thoughts”
  4. Keep a journal to keep track of your moods
  5. Write your goals and plans of actions
  6. Help yourself by helping others
  7. Be holistic in everything you do

#1. Use positive affirmations to put yourself in a positive frame of mind

We all have inner dialogues going on in our minds and you have to be in control of it, otherwise they will control you.

Inner dialogues have the power to literally change your personality, your character, your actions and your life. You need to be in control that inner dialogue, and writing positive affirmations is one of the quickest ways to achieve this.

For best results, write one positive affirmation for each of the key areas of your life (health, relationships, finances and career) and keep them close to you, in your wallet or purse, and anytime you feel like you need to remind yourself, just take a quick peek.

#2. Expect to win – it will help you create a positive perspective

The one key thing that sets winners apart from others is that winners expect to win, even before they know how they’re going to do it. They do that one critical thing that many other intelligent people have a hard time doing – they set their expectations, and they set them high which will put them in a positive mood.

People who achieve great things in life aren’t necessarily any more intelligent or capable than the average person. Having expectations doesn’t require knowledge of how those expectations are going to be delivered. If you start from a foundation of bold expectancy, the rest is just a matter of perseverance as well as healthy dose of good luck.

#3. Meditate to clear your mind of “junk thoughts”

One of the most important yet most often neglected of the seven self-improvement motivation tips is meditation. I have noticed that using daily meditation has helped slow my heart rate and regulated digestion among many other health benefits.

It has also made me sleep more restful and helps my body recover faster. We’re not saying this will be the same for you, just that this has been our own personal experience.

The practice of meditation is the one thing which can make all the other six self-improvement tips more effective, but perhaps the most important is its positive impact on the first tip: controlling your inner dialogue.

It can help you clearing your mind of “junk thoughts” which lead to worry and anxiety.

#4. Keep a journal to keep track of your moods

Keeping a daily journal has many benefits. It can help to clarify your thoughts and help you develop an inner sense of self-awareness. You can use it to plan your life, reflect on yourself and others, and work through difficult feelings.

All this will give you the ability to reinvent yourself on a moment’s notice and help you to develop unshakable self-confidence. You’ll find that almost all of the great achievers in history were avid writers.

#5. Write your goals and plans of actions

While you’re writing your daily journal, also get into the habit of writing down clear and specific goals and plans of action for achieving them. It is an absolute must if you want to accomplish anything.

Written plans gives you a specific set of actions to take each day towards the realization of your long-term goal. Writing them down also helps clarify your goals and begins building an expectation in your mind, and help control the inner dialogue.

Clear and specific goals are an absolute must if you want to accomplish anything. Written plans gives you a specific set of actions to take each day towards the realization of your long-term goal, helping clarify goals, control inner dialogue and build expectation in mind.

#6. Help yourself by helping others

The most important part of a person’s life is using a positive perspective and to be “in the present”. That means that you should be in control of your mood, and understand how to grow as an individual. Helping yourself by helping others can help you take control of your own life.

Put into practice what you’ve learned and then help other people understand the importance of being in control of their mood and the principles of personal growth.

Teaching others will give you a clearer understanding and the more effective you’ll be able to make apply the lessons in your own life. Using this self-improvement motivation tip is a really neat way to help yourself by helping others.

#7. Be holistic in everything you do

To become a well-rounded individual, the process of personal development must use a positive perspective and be holistic in nature. Being well-rounded is the key to living a balanced life and for building the physical stamina, the emotional fortitude, the financial security and the social support system required in order to achieve great things.

Physical stamina includes developing good health practices that improve immune systems and the body’s ability to fight off disease and maintain optimum energy through the creation of a balanced lifestyle.

Emotional fortitude is being able to deal with pressure and expectations. It means understanding how our emotions can motivate us toward success, growth and happiness or cause us to fail, stagnate and be unhappy.

Financial security is the key to successful living. It gives you options to do what you want, when you want, with who you want. But more importantly, it frees up your time and energy so that you can focus on things that are important to YOU!

To develop a social support system we must first develop good communication skills and a positive attitude in order to meet new people, connect with others who share common interests and create an active social network.


It is important to have a positive outlook on life and focus your attention on the positives in order to feel better. In this article we covered three broad areas that will help us create a positive perspective on life:

  • Mental aptitude
    Using positive affirmations and a mindset of winning together with meditation to clear your mind of “junk thoughts”
  • Take action
    Keep a journal to keep track of your moods and write your goals and plans of actions
  • Build community
    The final step is being holistic in everything you do by not only focusing on yourself but also helping others achieve their goals too

Which technique from these 3 cognitive neuroscience principles did you find most helpful?

Further reading

[1] National Academy of Sciences of the United States, Marketing actions can modulate neural representations of experienced pleasantness
The report found that despite the importance and pervasiveness of marketing, almost nothing is known about the neural mechanisms how marketing influences decisions made by individuals. By using a combination of a taste test (wine) and a functional MRI they proved the ability of marketing actions to influence experiences of pleasantness. By using an MRI scanner, Plassmann, O’Doherty, Shiv and Rangel found that blood-oxygen-level-dependent activity in medial orbitofrontal cortex – an area of the brain that is widely thought to encode for experienced pleasantness during experiential tasks – had changed

[2] BrainyQuote, Albert Einstein

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