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No Sense Being Negative,
It Probably Won't Work Anyway!

Ten Tips To Help You Become a More Positive Person

by Karla Brandau

1. Wake up in the morning and say, "I feel TERRIFIC!" The only difference in a terrific day and a terrible day are three little letters -- ble or fic!

2. Before you go to sleep at night, expect success the next day. Review in your mind two or three things you want to accomplish, then visualize yourself completing them in a magnificent manner. Believe me, they will get done.

3. Believe in miracles. If you seek an influence and a force greater than yourself, all the forces of the universe will come together to make the miracle of your life happen.

4. Believe in your inner gifts. Your potential is unlimited. When Chuck Yeager flew the plane that broke the sound barrier, he commented, "The only barriers to breaking the sound barrier were in our minds." Don't let your mind sabotage your success.

5. Exercise your power of choice. You can freely choose to see things in a negative or a positive way. Remember the words of Kahlil Gibran, "The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."

6. Never say, "I can't." Don't feed your mind that garbage. You can't do everything in life, but you can do whatever you set you mind to do and whatever you pursue with persistence. The mind is crucial. James Allen in his book, As A Man Thinketh, states that "The mind is the master weaver both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance."

7. See opportunities, not obstacles. Mountains fall and seas divide before the person who does not see an obstacle and quits, but sees an opportunity and goes up, over, around or through to get what he/she wants.

8. When you are feeling negative or when you are worrying about something, ask yourself, "Will this matter in 10 years? Will it matter in 10 minutes? If the answer is no, stop worrying and expect success.

9. Come to the understanding that success is a matter well directed energy toward your positive goals and aspirations. Make goals. Break them down into daily task items. Insist they show up on your "to-do" list. Don't forget that no other personal quality contributes to success more than persistence in the pursuit of one's goals.

10. Give life 110%. In M. Scott Peck's book, A Road Less Traveled, he states that life is difficult, but once you accept that, it no longer matters. By giving life 110%, you drive right through difficulties to a triumphal conclusion.

Put these ten tips to work in your life and you'll find that the sun does not shine ON you, but it shines IN you. Success will follow you no matter where you go.


Karla's keynotes spread infectious enthusiasm for life as she speaks on
personal growth, mental toughness, and achievement. She is the author of "Wake Up The Winner Inside." Visit her website at www.karlaspeaks.com  and pick a topic to make your next meeting memorable.
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