Create a Positive Attitude

A smile and a positive attitude are the traits of a successful person. When we smile, we feel better and attract positive people into our lives. When we smile, the challenges we face will be easier. Exuding a positive attitude will inspire others. People will want to be around us.

To create a positive attitude, we must eliminate three words from our vocabulary—“problem,” “try,” and “should.” To create a positive attitude, we can replace “problem” with “challenge,” “try” with “do,” and “should” with “will.”

We can see difficult situations as challenges, not problems. Viewing difficult situations as challenges allows us to see them as goals. And having goals is inspiring. We’ll be more motivated to achieve a successful outcome when we view problems as challenges.

Trying ensures failure at the outset. Trying lacks conviction. Again, Yoda told Luke Skywalker, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Trying is a feeble excuse to rationalize our behavior and failure by saying, “At least, I tried.” Successful people achieve their goals by doing, not trying.

How many times in our life have we said, “I should do that?” I should exercise more. I should eat better. I should change my job, etc.? Let’s eliminate should from our vocabulary and replace it with will. I will work out regularly. I will eat better. I will set goals and achieve them. I will is an immediate call to action, and very motivating.