post written by: Angel Chernoff

9 Habits of Super Positive People


9 Habits of Super Positive People

Life is full of positive experiences.  Notice them.  Notice the sun warming your skin, the small child learning to walk, and the smiling faces around you.  Smell the rain, and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential by reveling in the beauty of these experiences, and letting them inspire you to be the most positive version of YOU.

What would happen if you approached each day intentionally, with a positive attitude?  What would happen if you embraced life’s challenges with a smile on your face?  What would happen if you surrounded yourself with people who made you better?  What would happen if you paused long enough to appreciate it all?

Living a positive life is all about creating positive habits to help you focus on what truly matters.  This is the secret of super positive people.  Here are nine simple ideas to help you follow in their footsteps.

  1. Wake up every morning with the idea that something wonderful is possible today. – Smiling is a healing energy.  Always find a reason to smile.  It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years.  A consistent positive attitude is the cheapest ‘fountain of youth.’  You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on Earth.  Read The How of Happiness.
  2. Celebrate your existence. – Your mind is the window through which you see the world.  The way to make this the happiest day ever is to think, feel, walk, talk, give, and serve like you are the most fortunate person in the whole world.  Open minded, open hearted, and open handed.  Nothing more is needed.  All is well… and so it is.
  3. Appreciate life’s perfect moments. – Your life isn’t perfect, but it does have perfect moments.  Don’t let the little things get you down.  You’ve got plenty of reasons to look up at the sky and say, “Thank you, I will do my best to make this a great day.”  So slow down and pause for a moment to stand in awe of the fact that you are alive, and that you have the ability to rediscover life as the miracle it has always been.
  4. Embrace life’s challenges. – Uncharted territory in your life is not good or bad, it just is.  Yes, it may rattle your foundation, and you may be tempted to pullback, say you can’t do it, or bail completely.  But these are exactly the conditions that set you up for massive amounts of personal growth.  Each experience through which you pass operates ultimately for your own good.  This is the correct attitude to adopt, and you must be able to see it in this light.  Read Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.
  5. Become addicted to constant and never-ending self improvement. – It doesn’t have to be January 1st to give yourself a chance to make the most out of your life.  Every day is a new day to learn, grow, develop your strengths, heal yourself from past regrets, and move forward.  Every day gives you a chance to reinvent yourself, to fine-tune who you are, and build on the lessons you have learned.  It is never too late to change things that are not working in your life and switch gears.  Using today wisely will always help you create a more positive tomorrow.
  6. Live and breathe the truth. – It’s the most positive, stress-free way to live, because the truth always reveals itself eventually anyway.  So don’t aim to be impressive, aim to be true.  Those who are true are truly impressive.  Being true means having integrity; and integrity is doing the right thing even when you know nobody is watching.
  7. Fill your own bucket.Choose to be happy for no reason at all.  If you are happy for a reason, you could be in trouble, because that reason can get taken away from you.  So smile right now because you can right now, and make it a point to fill your own bucket of happiness so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.
  8. Help the people around you smile. – Today, give someone one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine they see all day.  Sometimes just a single genuine smile or compliment can lift a person’s spirits to new heights.  At the right time, a kind word from a stranger, or unexpected encouragement from a friend, can make all the difference in the world.  Kindness is free, but it’s priceless.  And as you know, what goes around comes around.  Read A New Earth.
  9. Spend time with positive people. – Life’s way too awesome to waste time with people who don’t treat you right.  So surround yourself with people who make you happy and make you smile.  People who help you up when you’re down.  People who would never take advantage of you.  People who genuinely care.  They are the ones worth keeping in your life.  Everyone else is just passing through.

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48 Comments

  • Wow! Lately I feel like y’all are posting specifically to ME! Has someone been reading my thoughts? ;-)

    In all seriousness, thanks for the words of wisdom each week. They help me stay focused and inspired.

  • Simply great advice on positivity. And what timing. I’ve been helping two friends recently who are feeling like they’re stuck. I just shared this article with them on Facebook. Thank you again for your most divine timing.

  • #8 is sooo important. Far too many of us overlook the importance of being friendly and helpful to strangers. I think if we’re fortunate enough to be reading this, we’re well-off enough to be able to spare someone else a smile.

  • Yes, today is the first day of the rest of my life. Thanks for being my daily dose of positivity.

  • Another great article, a dose of positivity.
    Every time I read your articles Marc, I get stronger and stronger each day. Thanks.

  • Number 9 is what I’m currently working on. Looking for the company of those who feed my spirit - friends I have not met yet.

  • This is great advice, and although hard to do at times… it’s worth it. Can I suggest that you make your posts more printer friendly? :) I’m printing this one out now.

    Thanks.

  • Welcome positivity! :) Fabulous. Really needed this today.

  • I really would like to thank you…finding your website during a rough time has made it easier to push through…

  • Wow .. thank you so much for the words of wisdom … # 9 is very important to me I’m trying to let go of those people that only drain me and don’t bring anything positive to my life.

  • Great list!

    Number 9 can be tricky because you may be surrounded by loved ones who are not positive. Most self-help authors/writers don’t refer to ‘family’ when they say, “Surround yourself with positive people.” They usually speak of friends, community members, co-workers, etc.

    You can choose to see beyond your spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. ‘gloom and doom’ speak and keep the faith that one day they may change. But they may not change. You can always love people from a distance. Ask yourself the following questions:

    1. What am I getting out of my familial relationships?
    2. How are they supporting me on my life’s journey?
    3. How can I be a beacon of hope for them?
    4. What is being reflected back to me that I need to heal?

    A little soul searching goes a long way and soon you may realize it’s time for you to move on from friends and family who may no longer be a part of your journey.

  • Marc & Angel, for the last MONTH, your posts have helped me in getting through one of the most traumatic periods in my life. Your e-mail is the first one I read in the morning. The words are divinely inspired, and you provide a great service by taking the time to bring encouragement to everyone that reads them. God Bless, and continued success.

  • Thank you for these words! Inspiring. What perfect timing!

  • Thanks, I needed this today. :) Just as a reminder that this is why I do my best every day to be such a positive person and it is worth it. :)

  • Great tips, really inspirational!
    I’d also add to the list getting up early so you have more time in the day to make a positive difference, appreciating all the simple things in life (e.g. a hot shower) and I really second the smiling!
    Smiling spreads good vibes within you and around you so it’s a great mood booster all around :)

  • Well said. A great motivating morning read. Staying positive is sometimes a challenge. This post is really helpful .

  • Thanks for adding some positivity in my life… Can’t stop reading your posts. They are truly uplifting :)

  • If I could, my flat would be wall-papered with the many posts I love from your site (though many do go into my little note-book). Thank you so very much for being a constant source of wisdom, comfort, guidance and inspiration to me over the past couple of years.

  • Love it! :) Especially love #6.

  • “So slow down and pause for a moment to stand in awe of the fact that you are alive, and that you have the ability to rediscover life as the miracle it has always been.”
    This is what I needed running through my mind today. And now it is.
    Thank you!

  • Just wanted to thank you guys for what you’re doing here. Everything is always on point and so helpful. Very motivating indeed.
    Thank you so much… blessings to you!!

  • A very positive post, but I have a question… I would say I am content with my life now, but what if I come off as rude, arrogant to others? I really do have the best intentions, but others don’t seem to see it the way I do. The reason I know what they think is because I’ve heard it from others… What should I do? Not care what others think?

  • Thanks for all the inspiration and emotional reinforcement.

  • I get inspired every day by your site.
    Thank you Marc and Angel!
    Bless you.

  • Sometimes I don’t like getting up in the morning. I know I’m blessed every day, but I just don’t wake up looking at the day ahead like you state in #1. Thanks for new perspective.

  • It’s wonderful!
    I always find an inspiration when I read such beautiful thoughts.
    Yes, my day will be awesome, because I already smile!
    Thank you!

  • I love, love, love your weekly posts. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.

    I hope there will be a book in your (near) future. I would like to have all of these posts in one convenient place to refer to. Also, it would make a great gift!

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!

  • Another winner! You and Marc are so uplifting! I share your blog with my kids very often.

  • Wow. Undoubtedly, this post should be read every day. This is beyond inspiring, being a Masters student, always confined and studying, this is a refresher! Amazing Amazing post :) thank you.

  • Wow!!!. This such a great piece. I will be positive every minute, every hour, every day, every time, anytime, any day. Thanks for this great write-up.

  • Thank you for this!! You are always right on target and just when I need it! Sending you and your readers big smiley! Michelle

  • This certainly reads like my personal thoughts on how I want to live my life. You put it into beautiful words. And now I may print it and re-read it whenever I feel lost.
    Thank you for the constant inspiration.

  • Nice post Angel. As we look out at the world, it looks back responding to the message we’ve sent. What you see is who you are.

  • #6 is perfect. Thanks.

  • A unique and inspirational post to help one renew, refocus and rediscover.

  • With your inspirational, positive quotes and posts, you have succeeded in giving more meaning my life. Thanks you for your unmatched love!

  • Thank you for giving me inspiration every day… reminding me to lift my spirits and hold my head high :-)

  • Simply great advice on positivity. This practical tips for productive living is a superb blog. Thank you for writing… I’ve read a few of your articles here on your blog and I love them. Great job.

  • Thank you! For every single post. :)

    Much love to both of you Marc and Angel <3

  • Excellent. Wonderful. These 9 lines are helping to add energy, strength, happiness to my life and making everyday a joyful day. Thanks a lot.

  • With these words, I shall always be positive. Thanks.

  • Thank you… Your positive thoughts and this blog have been like a blessing to me tonight.

  • A really good read packed with positivity. Thanks.

  • Really cool. A good reminder to keep positive thinking and energy around.

    Thanks and keep it up.

  • Loved this line… “Don’t aim to be impressive, aim to be true. Those who are true are truly impressive.”

  • Just wanted to say thanks using my image in your post! That is one of my favorite quotes! Feel free to visit my Facebook page. Be Happy Stay Happy.

  • I love posts like this one. Always remind me to give thanks for what I have.

  • I am in awe. Just simply amazing even the comments are so inspiring. Thanks a million… everyone!

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