How Does a Positive Attitude Lead to Success

Success in any endeavor requires many things but it always starts in the mind. In the way we think, how we feel, what the goal or objective we are chasing really mean to us, and how we approach it. Happy and positive thoughts and feelings about it make all the difference.

This Learning talks about the importance of having a positive mindset regardless of the goals you are chasing. Here is the complete transcript.


This Learning Bite talks about the idea of a positive attitude and how it impacts one's success and happiness.

Success and happiness are eternal goals of humanity. We all want them. But the meaning of success and happiness is very personal. It can mean different things to different people. For some people success may be about acquiring material riches, social status, or power. For others, it could be about knowing self, finding their purpose, or living a balanced and meaningful life. Regardless of how we view success and happiness, we all share the quest to find them.

These are among the most precious jewels of this planet. And the chase to acquire them makes life fun and exciting for us all. Isn't it? Before we proceed further, let’s also recognize that success is not a one-time event. It’s a journey. An ongoing process.

Success starts with the very step toward whatever it is that we want to accomplish and ends only if we allow doubts or setbacks along the way to get the best of us.

As long as we don't give up, as long as we stay the course, we are progressing, we are succeeding. And that’s where the positive attitude comes to help to keep us going. To push us forward.

Role of a Positive Attitude in acquiring Success
Positive attitude has been the subject of numerous books, debates, and scientific studies. The role of positive thinking in acquiring personal success and happiness in life continues to fascinate a lot of us. So much so that it’s now an integral part of a new stream of psychology called Positive Psychology — study of the good life. We all have been told, time and over, that a positive attitude, an optimistic outlook, is the key to success in life. Research shows a clear link.

It’s not an overstatement to say that success or failure are in the mind.

If we refuse to view any setback as a failure, and see it as an experience to learn from, we can claim to have a success or positive mindset. And of course it's easier said than done.

Clapself Learning Bite on "5 Secrets to develop a winning attitude" shares some powerful tips to cultivate optimism. You may want to check that video if you have not already.

Science tells us that both success and happiness are interlinked and that the key to finding them lies in a positive attitude.

It’s positive thinking, the feeling of optimism, the state of being persistently excited about a certain possibility, that makes us unstoppable.

But exactly how? In simplistic terms, a sense of optimism brings the very best in us.

How Does a Positive Attitude Help Bring Success
Let’s explore this remarkable link a bit more. Let’s understand how simply having a positive mindset can bring us lasting success and happiness.

1. Inspires Action
Positive attitude inspires our actions. Willingness to do something meaningful toward a desired objective. When we believe that our actions will yield the desired results, we don’t mind performing them.

2. Instills Tenacity
Even if our attempts fail, it’s the optimism associated with the positive attitude that makes us try again instead of getting disheartened or giving up. It gives us tenacity required to see a goal through.

3. Makes us Brave and Fearless
Positive attitude makes us brave. It makes us fearless.

4. Brings Focus
When we believe that the desired outcome is achievable, that a long cherished dream has the potential to turn into a reality, that a future whose view we hold so deeply is up for grabs, we are inherently more inclined to stay on course and work toward it regardless of the size and scale of the setbacks along the way.

That's the kind of power a positive attitude packs.

Recipe for All-round Success and Well-Being
Obviously, a positive attitude without direction is not very helpful. It’s the positive attitude, along with an intense desire, a deep rooted dream, that sets us flying on a success journey.

Research confirms that a positive mindset does contribute remarkably toward one’s overall well being, and that happy individuals are far more likely to achieve their goals, attract wealth, build healthier relationships, live longer, and most importantly enjoy their life journeys.

The benefits of positive thinking seem obvious.

When we know that an intensely desired reward is waiting for us across a bridge, we are bound to dash toward it. Falls, or the bruises they cause, are simply powerless to pause the feet on mission.
Optimism about the future powers our actions today. It determines our associations. It defines how we feel—about ourselves and the world around us. And thus it defines where we actually end up. So there really is no debate on whether positive attitude, or lack thereof, has a direct relationship with personal success. The question, however, is whether or not we can train our minds to be more positive.

Whether or not, our minds are even capable of tuning the negativity out—especially in times when everything around us works overtime to amplify it. Short answer is that the positive attitude can absolutely be developed. Like all great things, it requires patience but slowly and steadily we all can strengthen our mind muscles to radiate optimism and attract success and happiness.

Let’s explore the idea of a positive attitude a little further. Let’s find out for ourselves if positive thinking truly has that magical power to propel us toward a tomorrow of our dreams, and learn some simple, scientifically proven, tips and tricks to cultivate it.

This Learning Bite is part of the Positive Attitude Series of Learning Bites from Clapself that covers following topics:
  1. What Is a Positive Attitude
  2. What a Positive Attitude Is Not
  3. 5 Tips To Develip a Positive Attitude
  4. 10 Highly Visible Traits Of Positive People
  5. Why Positive Attitude Is Important
  6. Things We Must Know About Success

Please find all these videos and more in Clap Self's Learning hub. As you go through these Learnings, keep in mind that one size doesn’t fit all. There may be parts that don’t apply to you. We all are unique. How we process things around us is unique to us. Our current states, our dreams, aspirations, and their intensity are all unique to us. What works for one person may not work for another. Only you know your personal state, only you know what makes you you, so pick and choose what’s relevant.

Thank You.

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