You know the "glass is half empty or half full" concept? It definitely applies to positive thinking and improving the mindset. Of course the most dire circumstances might make this tip more difficult to apply but it is great to implement in everyday life. Have you been enjoying a wonderful day at work, only to find a parking ticket on the windshield of your car for $35? Instead of venting and unleashing negative energy, put it into a more positive perspective. For instance, in many cities, parking tickets are $55 or higher. Are you financially stable and can spare the $35 needed to pay the ticket? Then there's no need to be negative because the situation could have been worse, such as the vehicle getting towed, which would surely cost much more. See? Tantrum and negative disaster averted.
Even in a more serious case like being involved in a car accident, positive thinking can help you maintain your cool and prevent a serious emotional meltdown. For instance, car accidents are anything but pleasant but if you and the other party involved have the ability to walk away without any serious injuries, that is the best outcome of all. Of course there are the legalities and insurance companies to deal with but if you're not in the wrong and/or you've suffered an injury that isn't life threatening, you might find comfort in knowing there are cash for structured settlement opportunities you could qualify for. That means money in your pocket for your unfortunate experience.
It doesn't take much positivity to turn a negative circumstance on its head for the better.
Become Proactive, Not Reactive
All too often the negative things that happen in our lives come about because of how we react to them. Always react negatively and, well, that's how the rest of the process will play out most times. Learning how to take proactive steps instead of being reactive is an effective way to change your mindset. Implementing the tips above and remaining diligent in transforming the way you think and perceive things will make this last tip much easier to accommodate.
Before following in footsteps you know will lead to unfavorable results, take the time to think about the options and go for the most positive one. You will be rewarded every time in ways large and small.