Have you ever wondered what makes Successful People Happier, Healthier And More Effective? Why some people view problems as things that make their life more exciting? These people actually have a positive approach towards life. Positive thinking has always been the key to unlocking a person’s true potential. It allows you to tap into the powers inside of you that you would never have imagined exist.
Positive thinking refers to a powerful mental attitude that uses images, words, and thoughts that are conducive to achieving personal growth and success. It is a natural process by which you create thoughts and expectations that are considered positive. You can then use these positive thoughts to manifest your desires and give yourself the energy to succeed in whatever task you need to accomplish. A person who lives in positivity has succeeded in re-programming his or her conscious and subconscious mind. If the feeling is strong enough, it also becomes contagious so it starts to affect everyone around you.
The quickest and easiest way to achieving personal growth and success is quite simple – just think more positively and things will eventually fall into their right place. Your thoughts will greatly affect how your life will turn out to be. They will determine the quality of your interpersonal relationships, your health, and even your abilities of succeeding financially. Here are some of the best techniques that you can try using today!
1. Smile And Be Happy
You have probably caught yourself smiling every time you remember something nice that happened to you like being with the one you love, winning a prize, having more sale, achieving your goals. Smiling is a normal response to pleasant feelings of happiness and delight! But can a simple smile make you feel happy as well? Can smiling really make you feel happy?
Some research studies discovered how facial expressions associated with sadness, anger, and happiness can trigger physical changes produced when you feel such emotions. A smile automatically sends signals to your nervous system, spurs pleasant physical reactions, and makes a person feel genuinely happy.
2. See Things On The Brighter Side
The power of your mind greatly affects the way you interact with the people around. Everything you feel and experience is because of the way your mind thinks and how you perceive the situations you encounter. If you think a problem is very difficult to solve, it would really be hard for you to find solutions for it. If you think you are not as good as others, your insecurity will take its toll on you. That is how powerful your mind can be.
Same is true for the way you mingle with other people. Their conduct, manners and attitudes may be acceptable to you or not depending on the way you think of these aspects. You can think of hating them, and you really will. But if you think of liking them, you will definitely find yourself getting along with them well. However, in approaching people, the wall we build is not anymore a protection. Instead, it is a barrier that hinders us from connecting to people around us. Approaching people is expanding your comfort zone to connect with them.
So, why keep those walls?! Break it and get through. You will never know how it is like to meet new people and learn from them unless you break those walls. Develop a friendly perception and approach people with confidence.
3. Turn Pessimism Into Optimism
Some people who have experienced failures in their lives think that they are born twinned with all the problems in the world. They are hopeless. They think nothing good will happen to them. But you don’t have any reasons to pursue those thoughts in your mind. Rather, you have all the reasons to think that you can make a difference in your life.
Pessimism, the biggest enemy of optimists, will hinder you from reaching your fullest potential and enjoying the success you managed to achieve. It also refers to a mental state that holds people in an energetic vibration where they cannot manifest what they really desire. It constantly attracts unconscious thoughts that will sabotage your aspirations, dreams, and hopes.
To start your journey towards self-empowerment and wholeness, you have to challenge your baseless and limiting beliefs. You should also get away from negative self-talk that tricks you into believing that you are not good enough to succeed in whatever you are doing right now.
Optimists see opportunities in every difficulty, optimists recover from disappointments faster because they focus on positive rather than negative outcomes. Once you have followed the basic principles of optimism, you will start believing in yourself and your capabilities so you will also display a higher degree of self-confidence.
4. Develop High Self-Confidence
Self-confidence develops your ability to influence other people around you. High level of confidence is definitely very important because it defines how much you can be able to achieve in life. Also, it contributes to your happiness as it impacts the ideal “you” you are eager to become. Self-confidence is generally founded in your belief in yourself. Some people are born naturally with confidence. Others also acquired self-confidence as they seek to learn and understand it.
Only a few people will be confident enough to claim that they have already reached their fullest potential. In general, almost everyone in the world does moderately well by getting an education, qualifying for a decent job, and making most of their relationships work. Some of them take comfort in recognizing these modest achievements. However, a small voice in your head might keep telling you that you could have done much more in your life. This will make you doubt yourself and your ability to make a greater contribution to society. So what exactly is preventing you from making the most out of your truest potential?
Every person who has truly achieved radical success capitalizes in his enormous self-belief. He knows that he is special and he is determined to do anything to leave a great legacy. People who have this attitude are not really narcissistic, self-righteous, or arrogant. They are actually self-critical so they tend to push themselves hard because they know that they can always do and achieve much more.
Being « highly » confident and « over » confident are two different things you must know for you to be guided. High-confidence enables you do things right for your success. It will enhance your performance in whatever tasks you encounter. Being too much confident however will lead you to frustrations. Why? Because when you are too much confident, you neglect the simple things to prepare in pursuit of your success. You are thinking you can do everything, and when you are not able to do it, you will find yourself grieving too much for your loss.
When you have high self-confidence, you are able to take risks and face new challenges with an open mind that you can achieve what your personal goals are. You believe in yourself that you will succeed and that you can make things happen. How you see yourself determines what you can achieve. This allows you to do things that will direct you reaching your dreams and being the person you want to become. However, believing in yourself and living in positivity will not get you anywhere if you are not surrounded by people who are determined to get what they want in life. No matter how nice your friends or family are, they will not be instrumental to your success if they are not pushing you to achieve more in life. Try spending more time with positive thinkers and high flyers who understand what self-fulfillment and ambition really means. Once you have told them your fears and doubts, they will never stop encouraging you and giving you the exact advice you need.
5. Set Clear Goals To Make Real Progress
A person with no goals is the same as playing basketball with no chances of winning. Why? Simply because shooting the ball in the goal is the basis for earning points and winning.
Clearly, it’s hard to make real progress if you have not set definite life goals. You actions will be credited to your goal. Indeed, you must have a goal in order to win life’s battles and struggles. If you are one of those people who muddle along from one opportunity to the next, it will be highly unlikely for you to succeed in life. You have to define your goals and measure your progress from time to time. Instead of feeling frustrated every time you fail to reach your targets, you have to strive harder towards becoming the person you want to be.
You can be successful if as early as now, you are already clear with the goals you want to achieve. Your personal goals will guide you of what actions should be taken to step forward, each step going farther from you and nearer to the peak of success.
A lot of people in this world has been there and has done that. Those people can be your role models in achieving your goals. Their experiences will give you insights in how you will realize your dreams in life. They are the people whom you can follow. Learn from them and work hard to be just like them- successful.
Some people tend to assume that positive thinking is nothing more but seeing the world in rose-colored lenses and overcoming the negativity surrounding them. Thinking positive does not really mean that you have to avoid bad things. However, there is more to positive thinking than ignoring problems that might come your way. It is actually a technique that allows people to approach life’s biggest challenges with a positive outlook. You have to make the most out of bad situations by seeing the best in other people and viewing yourself in a more positive light.
A few people achieve something in life even as others just sit and gaze at them, and the solitary excuse given is that, « I am not fortunate enough » or, « this was plainly not destined for me »! We observe someone else take away the reward while we chatter away excuses to overlook our inability to focus.
Staying motivated is a lot of hard work. Problems might come your way but it is the way you handle them that helps you stay positive in spite of the challenges life throws at you. Your knowledge and beliefs affect both your conscious and subconscious mind by shaping the way you approach life’s biggest problems. Those who practice positive thinking are more likely to solve problems better when they are faced with difficulties and also tend to seek more information instead of blaming themselves or others. To live in utmost positivity, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that the conversations you have with yourself are of positive nature. You will not be capable of approaching life in a positive manner if you cease to overcome negative feelings. Negativity is nothing more but resistance against adopting a positive attitude towards life.
Once you have made a conscious decision to live in positivity, you can continue reinforcing the idea into your subconscious as well as your internal dialogues. While negative thoughts act as mental plaque that cling to the walls of your brain, positive thoughts motivate you to live a better life. You need to turn off the negative switch inside your mind. If you know the exact things that trigger them, you can stop yourself from responding negatively. When you learn to correct your negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones, you will exhibit desirable actions that will result in positive results. If you tend to dwell on negative thoughts like most people do, you can actually learn to eliminate them and replace them with positive thoughts.
Positive thoughts and feelings bring inner peace, improve relationships, and leave people feeling contented with what they have. Optimists strive to achieve personal success by performing better in everything they do and reaching their fullest potential. They also tend to view their day-to-day tasks as things that flow smoothly so their life seems brighter and interestingly challenging. Positive thinking can be very contagious. Everyone around you will sense your mental mood and will experience a strong desire to help you in whatever task you wish to accomplish.
However, this transformation will not happen overnight. Effective positive thinking is more than just telling yourself a few positive words or making yourself believe that everything will turn out right. You have to treat it as your dominant mental attitude. Thinking positively for a while and letting your irrational fears cloud your mind later on will not do you any good. For positive thinking to become truly effective, you have to exert more time and effort into developing a positive attitude towards life. You also need to take whatever actions are necessary to ensuring your success.
Once you have adopted this way of life, you will learn how to utilize your core strengths and use your special skills to you advantage. When you use these signature strengths to accomplish your daily tasks, you will start feeling more productive and happier. You will also learn how to use your creativity in incorporating your core strengths to nearly any task you need to accomplish every day. This way, you can make the most mundane tasks seem pleasant and gain more control over your life.
To Your Success!
Is virtual becoming reality?
Virtual reality just got a huge boost towards becoming a mainstream technology. It has been a long-standing dream in tech and sci-fi. The Oculus Rift puts you inside the screen, with an enormous field of view expanding so that it fills your vision. Great virtual reality is known to have different requirements than great cellphones.
What It’s Like to Use the Oculus Rift?
With stereoscopic 3D built in, its level of immersion is unparalleled. Head-tracking technology allows the Rift to “keep up” as you turn your head to look around the virtual environment. The best way to describe it: You feel completely immersed in a virtual world. Your real-world surroundings disappear. It can even make you dizzy!
To me it always felt kind of inevitable but it was one of those things, you never knew quite when it would become a reality!
Dixon told The Verge. He was impressed with the first developer kit he saw last year, but not enough to invest.
Oculus doesn’t make a consumer product yet, but its headset called the Oculus Rift for video game developers has completely changed the way many feel about video games. However Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe tells The Verge that his company needs the money to build that consumer product, plain and simple.
The reality is going into the consumer market with a full platform as expansive as this at high volume… really takes a significant investment, You look at the cost of goods at the hardware side, setting up the infrastructure… it’s pretty easy to do the math.
Though Oculus has yet to release a true consumer product, but thankfully it already found a willing buyer in Facebook, which acquired the company in March, 25th of 2014 for $2 billion including $400 million in cash!
Why Would Facebook Buy the Video Game Hardware Company?!!!
We’ve been working on this relationship for a while. It really started with us just getting to know Mark and his team: they were interested to see a demo, they came down, we showed them a demo, we started talking about the vision, and they got excited. said Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.
Basically, Mark said,
Is there any way we can help, is there anything we can do? Any kind of partnership, anything we could invest in or promote? How can we be a part of this and help make virtual reality even bigger and even better?
After meeting and talking and hanging out a lot, we started to get to know each other, we started to trust each other, we started to tell Mark and his team more about the future and how we saw this impacting the world, and how big an impact it could be, and how we were really focused on hiring the very best people in the world… and ultimately how we wanted to get out the hardware to as many people as we could, as fast as we could, at the most affordable price. (…) Mark does believe in our vision of virtual reality, and we’re going to continue operating independently, delivering what we’ve always wanted to deliver.
As they went down that path, Mark said,
I think we really could help you on that side of it. You clearly know what you’re doing on gaming, we don’t need to have any real impact on that, but I think we could help you on some other parts.
And that’s where the discussion went. Oculus is all about the gaming community right now, their team is super focused on that. But with this acquisition and with this partnership, the company can now get the virtual reality platform out to more people faster, better, and at a lower cost.
Zuckerberg expanded on that in a conference call following the announcement, saying he believes virtual reality will be the next big computing platform after mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. According to a statement from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the company plans to expand Oculus beyond gaming.
Today’s acquisition is a long-term bet on the future of computing. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home. Zuckerberg said
Facebook will not only allow Oculus to stay independent, but it will also provide the resources to design and produce components purpose-built for virtual reality hardware. Though originally, Oculus piggybacked on the low cost of commodity components built for smartphones, Luckey says that won’t necessarily fly from here on out.This is going to let Oculus do things that would have just been far and away impossible without Facebook.
Now the company is ready to step up and actually put in bigger orders and bigger commitments, and hit bigger volumes around where virtual reality can go…