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Positive Mental Attitude Quotes

Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone coined the phrase positive mental attitude, and the term has taken on special importance in today’s positive thinking movement.

Positive Mental Attitude

What Is Positive Mental Attitude?

Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude Positive mental attitude is a method for using the power of positive thinking to achieve success in any area of life.

You start by clearly picturing what you want, then expressing it in terms as if you already have the thing, and then create affirmations around the present terms statements of your desire.

Positive Mental Attitude Quotes

“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”  – Napoleon Hill

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”                               – Thomas Jefferson

“No one is mocked with the yearning for that which he has no ability to attain. If he holds the right mental attitude and struggles earnestly, honestly toward his goal, he will reach it, or at least approximate to it.”  – Orison Swett Marden

“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”  – Napoleon Hill

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”  – Napoleon Hill

What have you done today – or what can you do today, tomorrow, and each day going forward – to develop your own positive mental attitude?

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3 Easy Self-Empowerment Exercises to Help You Take Control of Your Life

If you are feeling down about your life, it can feel as if empowerment is an impossible thing for you, but it’s not.

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Becoming self-empowered is a process, and it’s the same for almost everyone, it’s just that some people never really try to take on the process and some manage to slip through it with more ease than others.

Wherever you are at in that, there are some simple things you can do to help yourself move through the process to self-empowerment more quickly and with greater ease.

3 Easy Self-Empowerment Exercises

Go ahead and grab a notebook and pen, or open up a blank document that you can use to record your work on these exercises.

  1. Dream Big: Start by writing down that big goal – or even all of your long-term goals.
    1. It’s perfectly okay and normal if they are “crazy big” or so big you can’t ever imagine them coming true.
      1. If you worry that someone will find your notes and make fun of you, first, you are probably surrounding yourself with the wrong people, and second, encode them so only you can read them.
        1. You can even destroy them when you finish the exercise, though if possible it’s best to keep them and refer back to them every couple weeks or months.
  2. Start Small: Rather than start work on achieving one big, or long-term goal, think about, and record, the steps to make that big goal a reality.
    1. You don’t have to do it all in one day – and if you can do it in one day – it isn’t really a long-term goal anyway.
      1. For example: if your long term goal is a better job so you can live as you wish, financially, but you need to get an education to get the job you want, signing up for college and registering for your first semester of classes would be a good first short term goal.
        1. The advantage of setting these small short-term goals is that each one in itself is easy to achieve – you are setting yourself up for success by setting a series of achievable goals, and each success you experience adds to your sense of accomplishment and self-empowerment.
  3. Record Successes: Make a checklist of the small steps you are taking and plan to take, and check off each one as you complete it.
    1. This gives you a visual confirmation you can look at any time you need a bit of inspiration and a reminder that you have indeed completed steps toward your long-term goal or goals.
      1. Being able to look at a checklist of your accomplishments can speak to your psyche in a unique and effective way.

Personal Growth is a Journey

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”  – Dr. Steven Covey PhD

Don’t expect to change every single thing that’s wrong in your life at once, at best that would be overwhelming – at worst it is setting yourself up for failure.

Always remember that a small success is better than no success and that each small success is but one step on the path to creating and living the life you want.

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The Difference Between Empowerment and Self-Empowerment

In the past, I spent a lot of my life feeling disempowered and trapped,  and because of that, I have spent a lot of time thinking about, studying, and reflecting on exactly what empowerment is, and about how being empowered impacts personal growth.

What Is Empowerment?

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Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights, and typically, empowerment is considered to be authority or power given to someone.

Think of the way a boss is given authority over employees – he or she is empowered by upper management to tell workers what to do.

This kind of power can make a difference in your life, for sure, but it is very different in the way it impacts your life when compared to self-empowerment.

What Is Self-Empowerment?

Self-empowerment is when you make the choices, set the goals, create a plan to reach those goals, and you do the hard work of making life-altering changes.

This type of empowerment results in long-term changes that can, in fact, change your life for the better.

I won’t say no one else can change your life, or offer you empowerment because that’s not true – if it were, no one would ever get paid to be the boss – anywhere.

Often, however,  you might need a little help to get jump-started in the right direction.

However, change that comes to your life from external influences is not the only type of change you need if you are seeking a life-altering and positive change.

How Can You Benefit From the Difference Between Empowerment and Self-Empowerment

You have to do it yourself!

It isn’t always easy to hear that you have to put in some hard work to get where you want to be in life, but to benefit from the biggest difference between empowerment and self-empowerment, you have to do the work.

The things that are handed to you might help improve your life or even enable you to become self-empowered, but to make a lasting change, you have to take the responsibility  and own it, and you have to do the work to make the change.

It’s not always easy, but if you’re sure of what you want, it is always worth it to take the lead and empower yourself to make the change (or changes.)

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What Are Some Things You Can Do to Empower Yourself?

Being self-empowered means having the strength and courage to act based on your own self-knowledge.

What Are Some Things You Can Do to Empower Yourself?

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For anyone lacking confidence, the notion of becoming self-empowered can feel like it’s miles away… impossible even… but it doesn’t have to be.

The change might or might not come fast, but you have to decide that, and your choices and decisions decide the outcome.

If you don’t choose self-empowerment, you empower others to control you, and that means you choose to be disempowered.

Powerful Self-Empowerment Tips

  • Help someone else: It’s very, very hard to feel weak or bad for yourself when you’re reaching out to help someone else.
  • Unleash your creativity: Use your natural talents and explore your personal interests.
    • These are the things that define you and give you the power to control your destiny.
    • Savor them and use them.
  • Pamper yourself: Do something positive for yourself every day.
    • Some days this might  be meditating or exercising.
    • Other days it might be giving yourself a foot massage, soaking in a warm bath.
  • Accept your humanity: No one is perfect. Expecting yourself to be perfect when it’s humanly impossible is setting yourself up for failure and self-loathing.
    • Forget perfection.
    • Be the best person you can be and forgive yourself when you screw up.
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  • To-Do List your dreams: Inaction feels lousy and it takes away your power. Do you have a goal or dream you keep putting off for someday?
    • Well, let today be that someday. Write it down, break it into a few small steps to get started, and check each one off as you complete it.
    • Look at your checked-off to do list often, each of those checks is a reminder that you are not powerless, and you have proof because you have done things to achieve your dreams.
  • Educate yourself: Learn all you can. Open your mind and ask why things are the way they are and why people react to life the way they do.
    • Can’t afford college? Not an excuse – hit the Library and pick up books on what you need.
    • Don’t have time to go to the Library? Take advantage of the Internet. (Just be sure to use reliable sources for important information.)

Choose who you are, and be that person. That is being self-empowered, and you CAN do it – anyone with the ability to reason can.

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Kick Low Self Esteem in the Butt

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Low self esteem is like an invisible bully you unleash on yourself.

To kick its butt – if you ever want to have peace – you have to recognize it and see the fear behind it.

Then you have to look inside yourself and see the good, and maybe accept that there’s some bad, and then just accept that the fear is unfounded.

Building Self Confidence to Defeat Low Self Esteem

One exercise I love for improving self esteem is writing a pleasure list.

Think about what makes you happy, and what makes you smile – then write these happy things down.

Examples are loved ones, pets, places you enjoy, hobbies or sports you like, your favorite flowers, or a favorite funny TV show.

Keep the list handy, so when you start to feel down or you’re having a day that makes you feel like your self esteem is nonexistent, you can pull out the list and reread it to bring your spirits up.

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If you’re fighting depression, it can be hard to think of things that make you happy, so in that case, add a couple things you do to help others to your list if it feels hard to think of anything that makes you smile.

Self empowerment and self confidence begin with removing, or strengthening, the parts that feel small and weak within yourself, so you can create a strong self image to use as a healthy foundation for building a healthier, happier future.

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Self Improvement Starts with Self Empowerment

Self improvement starts with self empowerment and leads you to a new, more fulfilling life. There has to be that one moment where you stop and go, “Oh wow! I can do this!” or “I am worth it!”

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Give yourself permission to be awesome, then just do it! Your power is already inside of you, waiting as potential, like stored energy, so go ahead and use it.

Consider the tidbits of information below and then tell me what you’re doing to empower yourself to rewrite your life story – or don’t tell me – and just go live your best life because you deserve it!

Visualization

Visualization is a powerful tool that you can use when you’re ready to take control of your life.

I remember hearing and reading statements like that in the past, and until I reached the point where I was ready, deep down, to move on to something better, happier, it sounded like – well – bunk – to me.

Then one day, I was reading a book, and while it wasn’t a book about visualization, it discussed how to effectively visualize, and explained the steps, and I gave it a try – just like that, visualization made sense to me.

Healthy Relationships

Whether you are thinking about love relationships, relationships with your friends, or familial relationships, you can’t have truly healthy relationships without learning to love yourself first.

That, in turn, means self empowerment is the first step, and the key, to learning how to develop healthy relationships.

Self Respect

Self respect comes to visit you when you begin to let your inner strength grow and you take control of your life.

Building a better life – building the life you want to live – is all about action – and if you don’t take it, chances are you’re going to stay stuck right where you are.

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Self confidence is like the cherry on top of the dessert. It’s your prize for your hard word.

It’s your reward for taking action and choosing self empowerment and for rewriting your life story so it turns out the way you want it.

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