Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving: Albert Einstein

Ishfaq Rather

When we feed your mind with positive affirmations, information, books, conversations, audio programs, and thoughts, we develop a more positive attitude and personality. We become more influential and persuasive and enjoy greater confidence and self-esteem.

Those who work with computers use the expression “G.I.G.O.” or “Garbage in, Garbage out.” But the reverse is also true, “Good in, Good out.”

When we make a clear, unequivocal decision that we are going to take complete control over your mind, eliminate the negative emotions and thoughts that may have held us back in the past, and become a completely positive person, we can actually bring about our own personal transformation.

Mental fitness is like physical fitness. We develop high levels of self-esteem and a positive attitude with training and practice. Here are the seven keys to becoming a completely positive person:

1) Positive Affirmations

Speak to yourself positively; control your inner dialog. Use positive affirmations phrased in the positive, present, and personal tense: “I like myself, I can do it, I feel terrific, I am responsible.”

I believe 95% of our emotions are determined by the way we talk to ourselves as we go throughout our day. The sad fact is that if we don’t deliberately and consciously talk to ourselves in a positive and constructive way, we will, by default, think about things that will make us unhappy or cause us worry and anxiety.

As I said before, our mind is like a garden. If we don’t deliberately plant flowers and tend carefully, weeds will grow without any encouragement at all.

We need to discover our level of self-confidence and build greater confidence in ourselves.

2) Positive Visualization

Perhaps the most powerful ability that we have is the ability to visualize and see our goals as already accomplished. We must create a clear, exciting picture of our goal and ideal life, and replay this picture in our mind over and over. All improvement in our life begins with an improvement in our mental pictures.

3) Positive People

Our choice of the people with whom we live, work, and associate will have more of an impact on our emotions and our success than any other factor. Decide today to associate with winners, with positive people, with people who are happy and optimistic and who are going somewhere with their lives.

Avoid negative people at all costs. Negative people are the primary source of most of life’s unhappiness. Let’s resolve from today onward, that we are not going to have stressful or negative people in our life.

4) Positive Mental Food

Just as our body is healthy to the degree to which we eat healthy, nutritious foods, our mind is healthy to the degree to which we feed it with “mental protein” rather than “mental candy.” Read books, magazines, and articles that are educational, inspirational, or motivational.

Our mind needs to be fed with information and ideas that are uplifting and make us feel happy and more confident about ourselves and our world.

We should listen to positive, constructive CDs and audio programs, feed our mind continually with positive messages that help us think and act better and make us more capable and competent in your field; watch positive and educational DVDs, educational television programs, online courses, and other uplifting material that increases knowledge and makes us feel good about ourselves and our life.

5) Positive Training and Development

Almost everyone in our society starts off with limited resources, sometimes with no money at all. Virtually all fortunes begin with the sale of personal services of some kind. All the people who are at the top today were once at the bottom, and sometimes they fell to the bottom several times.

The miracle of lifelong learning and personal improvement is what takes us from rags to riches, from poverty to affluence, and from underachievement to success and

Ishfaq Ahmad Rather is BSc student from Budgam and can be reached