Did you know that positivity can enhance your performance? It’s true; optimistic people produce better results. According to positive psychologist Michelle Gielan, optimistic salespeople outsell their Debbie Downer counterparts by 37%. Even if you’re not naturally Sally Sunshine, here are a few ways to boost your optimism when life hands you lemons.
Change your perspective. Nothings lasts forever, and this includes negative situations. Optimistic people understand that setbacks are temporary, so they find it easier to weather the storms that occur in life. They face the negativity head on and don’t let it stand in their way.
Get inspired. If you’re encountering an obstacle in life, learn from people who have experienced similar situations and overcome. Read an inspiring book, article or blog post, or look for inspiring quotes online or on Pinterest. This will boost your motivation to succeed.
Choose to be optimistic. For optimistic people, positive thinking is a choice. They choose to look at the good in every situation. They choose to be positive in their dealings with others. They choose to act in ways that will make someone’s day. The next time you have a choice, choose positive.
“Most people are about as happy as they make their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln
It may not be easy to be optimistic all the time, but maintaining perspective and actively choosing to embrace positivity can increase our chances of happiness. Help your business to thrive by keeping a smile on your face and an optimistic disposition.
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