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Is it possible to always have a positive mind? Does it really do that much good? Can it make you successful, happy and perhaps, even wealthy?

There are several benefits of choosing to have a positive mindset. I want to share those with you. But first, let me tell you about something that I noticed recently.

I'm a single man living here in China. Thus, I don't have a lot of feminine (things that women usually have) things in my home. For one, I didn't have many plants until Lily, my assistant, suggested I get some. So we went to the local florist (flower shop) and bought some. She put them in water and we sat them in places in my living room (family room) where they would look good.  One of them was closer to the windows and could receive some sunlight (light from the sun). The other was near my door where it couldn't get much sunlight. The one near the door started to die. The leaves started turning yellow while the other one was staying very green. We've now moved the one near the door closer to the sunlight.

What's my point? Here it is. "A positive mindset is like the sunlight. You will be happier, more successful and you will likely make more money (if that's you goal) with it." Negative people are that way because it gives them some kind of false sense of security. They say, 'Don't expect too much and you'll never be disappointed.' However, positive people know that being positive has many rewards.

1. It will make people like you more - Most people aren't so positive about everything in life. They see bad things in life without ever recognizing the good things. In their heart, most people want to be happy and loved. So they are attracted to positive people. If you are single and you're a negative person, you might consider changing your mindset and being more positive. Women especially are attracted to positive men far more than they are to negative men. Positive men seem strong. Negative men seem weak. Women/girls are looking for a strong man.

2. Your days will go better - When you have a positive mindset, you don't eliminate problems. They still come into your life. However, you immediately look for a solution. If you aren't looking for something then, you're not going to find it. But, if you'll look for the good and seek to find answers and solutions, you are far more likely to find them.

3. You'll be open to good opportunities when they come - If you're looking for opportunities, again, you're far more likely to find them. I expect good things to happen every day in my life. So many things come into my life that sometimes, I'm truly surprised.

4. You'll give your children a big advantage - Your children need to see your positive mindset. They need to know that they can achieve whatever they set their minds and hearts to do. Recently, I asked 3 middle school students what they wanted to be when they are 25 years old. One said he wanted to be a great guitarist. The other said he wanted to be a great pianist and known the world over. The other one said that she wanted to be a great singer. I told all three of them that they could do it. Will they be the greatest in the world at what they want to do? I honestly don't know. But I know if they will believe in themselves they achieve great things in their lives.

5. You'll be seen as a leader - People with a positive mindset are people who expect, look for and get answers. They find solutions. Leaders do that. They are people who find a better way. They seek answers because they have a positive mindset and believe that better ways and answers exist. So, they look for them and find them.

This is only 5 benefits of having a positive mindset. There are many others such as better health. Having a positive mind is powerful. But, you must choose to have one. It doesn't come naturally to most people. It must be a chosen way of life.

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Reply Report ross-chang 2013-11-11 10:19
Your article is very good, yes, the positive mindset is most important thing in our life. If you can keep a positive mindset for everything and everyone, you will find things around you are becoming better and better.
Reply Report regenesis 2013-11-18 16:01
most people know the advantage of getting a positive mindset, it is just when unlucky things comes, it is much easier to become down, depressed and negtive. It needs time to develop being positive as a habit.
Reply Report GhostBuster 2013-11-18 17:55
This is very correct! Perseverance sprouts from Positive Mindset.
Not all days will be shiny and filled with joy.
In fact, it is the hard times that one learns and grows stronger.
Reply Report Fred.Hui 2013-11-19 10:38
Postive man like sun,the sunshine light everywhere.
Reply Report llftaken 2013-11-20 11:53
i like this post
Reply Report cheney0211 2013-11-20 15:19
Positive is a kind of power which can make you feel full of power every day!There are only two choose between positive and negitive!Although positive is beniftial,so why not.Michalm,what you are doing is excellent,keep it going.I used to negitive about my job and i failed to be an good team leader at the end.I do learned a lot from that experience so I try my best to be a positive guy.
Reply Report 中天悬剑 2013-11-20 19:37
Honestly,I think the mentality toward life or everything is vital, I hope you can gain a positive one,and,overcome all difficulties in front of you.Good luck to you,writer of this passage!
Reply Report Lynn.Luo 2013-11-23 10:25
The most important is not what we stay, but how.Thanks for your words, it's good for me,Michael.
Reply Report MichaelM 2013-11-23 11:17
Lynn.Luo: The most important is not what we stay, but how.Thanks for your words, it's good for me,Michael.
You're welcome Lynn.
Reply Report MichaelM 2013-11-23 11:17
中天悬剑: Honestly,I think the mentality toward life or everything is vital, I hope you can gain a positive one,and,overcome all difficulties in front of you.Go ...
Thank you!
Reply Report Lynn.Luo 2013-11-23 12:04
MichaelM: You're welcome Lynn.
We all need your positive mindset.
Reply Report RonJaDa 2013-12-8 11:30
Hi Michael

Thanks again  Even positive minds need to be refreshed and reminded. Three of the cornerstones in life that I was taught is Be Positive, Treat others as you want to be treated, and Laugh, with good food and exercise we will enjoy life most.

Thank You and keep up the good work.
Reply Report MichaelM 2013-12-8 13:46
RonJaDa: Hi Michael

Thanks again  Even positive minds need to be refreshed and reminded. Three of the cornerstones in life that I was taught is Be Positive, T ...
Thank you Ron. I will.

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Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.


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