Can You Give Me A Definition Of Positive Attitude?
You can easily write down a definition of positive attitude when you look back at what your life has been so far, and notice the good and bad times.
Look at the difficult times where, for any reason, you had to put on your best act and throw yourself into the uncertain - and you did. Remember the times you smiled and took it easy, although it was not.
There you were having a positive attitude.
Let's have a look at different definitions of attitude that you can find over the internet:
- Wikipedia says that attitude "is a concept in psychology. Attitudes are positive or negative views of an 'attitude object': i.e. a person, behavior or event".
- Dictionary.com defines attitude as "a state of mind or a feeling; disposition: had a positive attitude about work".
- Princeton University says that attitude is "a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; 'he had the attitude that work was fun'".
Optimism, as defined by Dictionary.com, means "a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation".
Take now the following definition of positive attitude: "a person's disposition towards life in a manner that shows optimism" (as opposed to a pessimistic point of view). Does this sound like you?
Show me your positive side
You may have a general positive attitude towards life, but you can also see that it's easy to feel good and optimistic when things go well.
It is when life gets tough that having a positive attitude will help you move forward smoothly. It's at difficult times that you really show your positive side: exactly when it's not easy to do, yet you choose to pay attention to the silver lining.
Besides, you get to discover how strong you actually are when you choose to maintain a positive attitude in difficult circumstances. The more you choose to focus on thoughts that make you feel good, the easier you will find it to have a positive attitude.
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