Positive thinking gives you the ability to see the positive possibilities in every situation. You can now use this one simple self improvement technique and gain the many benefits in both your personal and professional life that others miss. Imagine being able to stop those negative influences, and especially negative people, that are outside of your control from bringing you down. You can start using this technique today and you will be seen as a positive person that influences others and the glowing motivation you project will mean people will want to be around you.

Motivated people are liked by others and you will receive great benefits in relationships, your personal life, and in business and your career. Using positive thinking in all situations, both personal and work related, will open up more choices and pathways for you to follow. You will see new ways to do things, new ideas, and new opportunities. While others sit around blaming circumstances outside of their circle of influence and letting life get them down, you will be looking for the potential positives and moving forward. People will like being around you and your ability to stay motivated in a crisis will be picked up by friends, colleagues, and employers.

As a manager and trainer I have used this positive thinking technique as a way to motivate employees. It has been really successful and has created a motivational positive environment at work. I’ve taken motivation techniques from the world of NLP and performance coaching and developed put together this one easy technique, so here’s how it works. When we perceive any situation and form an opinion we do it through our mental filters. We use past experiences, our beliefs, and true or false evidence to form our version of the situation on the internal map of reality that we create in our mind. It is these internal filters that influence what we look for in a situation. This positive thinking motivation technique works by re-training those filters to find what’s good in a situation rather than focusing on the negative impact the situation could have on us.

In any situation, personal or career related, ask yourself what’s good about it? Even in the worst crisis or disaster ask yourself what’s good about this situation. Your mind will look for the answers within the parameters that you have set in the question. You will mentally filter the incoming information and find what could be potentially positive. Yes I know it’s difficult when everything around you is going wrong, and there are negatives. I’m not saying there won’t be. But focusing on the negatives is focusing on the problem and you won’t find a solution by doing that. Once you have found the positives you can then set new questions and find the dangers or negatives if you need to. Taking control of these mental processes leads to constant self improvement and motivation. Asking what’s good about any situation gives you the opportunity to find positives where others see only negatives.

People in competitive roles, such as sales or management, will have a great advantage over colleagues and competitors because they will be seeing opportunity where others only see negatives and obstacles. Asking yourself what’s good in all situations is a really effective motivation technique that can have fantastic financial and personal benefits. If you mange people can you imagine your staff using this motivation technique. Instead of the usual moaning and whining and looking on the dark side of everything, they will look for how they can benefit from the situation. Instead of blaming the company, the customer, or you, they will let others lose motivation and look for how they can benefit. Then think how this makes you look compared to colleagues.

It’s not easy to suddenly change and see the positive potential in all situations. You are literally re-training your mind to focus in a new direction. After manually focusing your perception you find that this process becomes automatic. At first it is uncomfortable and you slip back into old habits. Then you use positive thinking a few times without any effort and hear yourself stating the potential positives in positions where you would have only seen the negatives in the past. You then become unconsciously competent and you have acquired a new skill of positive thinking.

Author's Bio: 

I’m Stephen Craine, a working sales manager and trainer. The positive thinking technique is just one of the many tools I have developed working with my sales teams. These are real techniques that work outside of the classroom and have been proven and refined in real everyday situations. You can see more free training on motivation and positive thinking on my website at Motivation Information.

I look around the world and use many different disciplines to find and develop sales and motivation training for my working sales teams. Once the ideas have been proven I share them on my website and in my newsletter at www.sales-training-sales-tips.com . You’ll find free sales training and professional courses that are unique and proven to give you results.