The power of positivity can change your life.
From positive self-talk, to visualization, to good deeds, there are many tangible ways that you can implement the power of positivity.
The art of positivity has become increasingly important as our world becomes filled with more comparison every day– prompted by social media, the media in general, and our own self-doubt.
This blog will teach you what the power of positivity means, how to implement it in your life, and give tangible examples of how it works.
What is the Power of Positivity
The power of positivity can be executed in several ways, but overall, it is a state of being that intentionally invokes positive thoughts and positive actions in order to create change.
There are a few key phrases that should stick out to you in that description.
First and foremost, the power of positive thinking can only be unleashed if it is intentional.
You must set aside dedicated time and focus on your goals. As with any good thing, it takes time and effort.
Second, the power of positivity is made up of both thoughts and actions.
Without thought, your actions would be purposeless. Without action, your thoughts would be fruitless.
Third, the power of positivity seeks to create change.
So many of us allow our days to fly by without trying to improve them. In order for you to truly love your life, you need to take the driver seat and guide it in the right direction.
How Does the Power of Positivity Work
Have you ever heard the Henry Ford quote, “If you think you can or think you can't– you're right”?
This quote gets to the essence of how the power of positivity works in your life.
Since we were children, we have been given expectations that we've either met or fell short of.
Depending on your upbringing, experience in puberty, luck with relationships, professional and social skills, you may already feel like you have a path in life.
For those of us who have felt success and have been rewarded throughout our lives, we have an expectation that we will succeed again.
For those of us who have failed ourselves, failed others, and even “failed” the unrealistic standards of our media, we have an expectation that we will fail again.
The power of positivity– positive self-talk and positive action– gives us a chance to rewrite our narrative.
Simply by telling yourself that it will happen, you will channel the confidence, motivation, and wherewithal to achieve your goals.
Some of you might be thinking, “C'mon, doc. There's no way a few positive thoughts or actions can change my lot in life.”
Well, you're half right.
It takes much more than a few positive thoughts and actions to change your life. It takes a concerted effort over a considerable period of time.
But if you're willing to work with yourself, we have a few tactics that will get you there.
- Stop negative self-talk: This means no mental bashing or moping when you don't get that raise you were hoping for. Whenever you start talking down to yourself, step back and take in the moment. Learn what triggers it. Whenever it starts, combat it by thinking about the positive aspects.
- Practice positive self-talk: There are two forms of positive self-talk. One is used to combat negative self-talk after you slip up, and the other is used intentionally to will a positive outcome. When using positive self-talk to will a good outcome, remember that saying things aloud, writing them down, or telling a friend are the best methods.
- Map out your success: Self-talk is important for confidence and motivation, but in order to execute on your goals, you need to set benchmarks in your calendar for when you will achieve things. Checking your calendar daily will keep you on track and accountable.
- Heighten your expectations: If parents, bosses or teachers have underestimated you in the past, you may have had low expectations thrust upon you. When you start a new project or task, think bigger. Set high expectations for yourself and will yourself to achieve them through positive self-talk and success mapping.
- Start saying yes: How many times has fear or bad experiences kept you from saying “yes” to a great opportunity? Start saying YES to new projects, new places, new people to expand your horizons. This will create opportunities that you have never been brave enough to pursue before.
Your mind is a powerful tool. Use it to your advantage instead of letting bad experiences limit you!
Keep to the Sunshine
As Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
There will always be ups and downs, even when you try to walk in the light.
That's why keeping friends and family close during the process is essential.
As the head of the Fit Father tribe, I have been honored to foster growth and positive changes among thousands of men like you.
Each one has a distinct story and a different struggle, but the similarities brought us all to the Fit Father Project.
Many men that I have had the opportunity to train used the power of positivity to conquer their fitness.
The FF30X, our comprehensive diet and workout plan, is the very plan they embarked on.
With the help of VIP email coaching and perhaps even more importantly, access to a group of fathers who were going through the exact same program, I saw these fathers transform not just their bodies, but their minds.
I encourage you to believe in yourself. Believe that what you set your mind to, you can achieve.
After all, what sounds better than walking on the sunny side of the street for the rest of your life?
Your friend in health,
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “Mr. Results”
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 35,000 fathers lose fat, build muscle, & get healthy for their families
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A small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info into the power of positivity.