By Lola Salvador Akinwunmi, Regular Columnist.
Did you know that your work life balance journey starts with having a positive mental attitude?
Someone with a positive attitude focuses on opportunities in situations and not on potential setbacks.
You may not be able to choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to those things. You and everyone around you will benefit from your choosing to live your life with a positive mental attitude.
1.) Choose Your Attitude in Advance
Decide what your posture in life will be. Will you be reactive, waiting for events to happen then responding or would you be proactive, not being easily influenced by events happening around.
Choosing your attitude in advance is the right way to live to avoid the negative effects of negativity.
2.) Visualize Success
Before you undertake any endeavor, visualize success.
Positive thoughts in; means negative thoughts out, this is not fool proof, but at least you’re on your way to being successful. Having a positive attitude is like adding premium gas for your brain.
Attitudes have a non-verbal effect on others, which can positively or negatively influence them.
When you focus on seeing the positive then you’re making decisions that will be free of bad judgement.
3.) Express, Humor, Energy and Enthusiasm
Try not to be uptight. See the funnier and lighter side of things. Be excited about life.
You are responsible for how you react to things. The decision to change your attitude from negative to positive is a big step in the right direction. You can be intentional on being positive. Just like you would react to winning the lottery in the moment, it is indeed your choice to be positive, so choose to do so.
4.) Refuse to be Negatively Influenced
Being around negative people affect and drag you down. Just like a person with a cold can easily spread to everyone in a room, so can someone with a negative attitude and the converse is true.
Keep an open mind and stay positive; plain and simple, positive people are more fun to be around.
5.) Be a Whatever It Takes Person
Be flexible enough to bounce back from adversity and negative situations.
Everyone truly at one point or the other in their lives endures hardships that can bring out the worst or best. Sometimes bad things do happen to optimists and sometimes good things happen to pessimists.
How you react is a matter of choice. Choose to be positive regardless of what life throws you.
6.) Embrace Change: Accept It and Expect it
Change is inevitable ~ truly it’s the only thing that’s permanent in life, so why get surprised with change in people; yourself, life situations? etc.,
You can choose to be a victor or victim it’s only your attitude that determines that. Change is constant.
In your career or business your competitor is looking for ways to do things better and be more efficient. This means change. It’s also this change that determines if you’ll stay open or close down. You can’t afford to fall behind. Today most will ask what is Blockbuster Video?
A company that’s not afraid to change is Amazon. The Amazon at its inception is not the same Amazon today. That’s change!
7.) Be Grateful For What You Have
Always have a grateful heart. The fact that you’re reading this blog post is reason to be grateful.
Take an inventory of all that you have and you’ll see that you have a lot and should spend less time complaining. The fact that you can turn on the tap and running water is readily and easily available puts you ahead of millions across the globe. Be grateful!
Do control your attitudes; don’t let your attitude or events control you.
Practicing these 7 steps won’t totally eliminate all your life’s problem, but you’ll certainly be equipped to handle them better and succeed on your entrepreneurial journey.
Lola Salvador Akinwunmi is a Career Strategists and mother of two who teaches professional women how to leverage their careers by tapping into their inner pro-preneur abilities while maintaining that crucial work life balance. She is the founder of LolaSal Inc., which connects professional women to Premium job opportunities. Get more information on https://lolasal.com