Positive Mindset

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What Is a Positive Mindset?

You might have come across phrases such as “Positive Thinking”, “Positive Mindset” or Positive Attitude”. Before we begin it is best that we start with a few definitions and etymology to set the grounds for clarity.

Etymology of Positive

early 14c., originally a legal term meaning “formally laid down, decreed or legislated by authority” (opposed to natural),  from Old French positif (13c.) and directly from Latin positivus “settled by agreement, positive” (opposed to naturalis “natural”), from positus, past participle of ponere “put, place” (see position (n.)).

The sense of “absolute” is from mid-15c. Meaning in philosophy of “dealing only with facts” is from 1590s. Sense broadened to “expressed without qualification” (1590s), then, of persons, “confident in opinion” (1660s). The meaning “possessing definite characters of its own” is by 1610s. The mathematical use for “greater than zero” is by 1704. Psychological sense of “concentrating on what is constructive and good” is recorded from 1916. Positive thinking is attested from 1953. The sense in electricity is from 1755.  


Definitions of Positive

  • constructive, optimistic, or confident
  • consisting in or characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features.
  • Focusing on what you have rather than what you do not have
  • (of the results of a test or experiment) indicating that a certain substance or condition is present or exists.
  • (of a person) having a specified condition, or showing traces of a specified substance in their body.
  • consisting in or characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features.
  • Showing progress or improvement
  • a desirable or constructive quality or attribute.
  • dealing only with matters of fact and experience; not speculative or theoretical.
  • containing, producing, or denoting an electric charge opposite to that carried by electrons.
  • a result of a test or experiment indicating that a certain substance or condition is present or exists.
  • a number greater than zero.
  • with no possibility of doubt; definite.
  • convinced in one’s opinion; certain.
  • downright; complete (used for emphasis).

Definitions of Mind

  • the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.
  • The mind is the set of thinking faculties including cognitive aspects such as consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking, judgement, language and memory, as well as noncognitive aspects such as emotion. Under the scientific physicalist interpretation, the mind is housed at least in part in the brain. Wikipedia
  • Mind is the philosophical and general term for the center of mental activity, and is therefore used of intellectual powers: a brilliant mind. Brain is properly the physiological term for the organic structure that makes mental activity possible (The brain is the center of the nervous system. )

Etymology of Mind

mind (n.)

“that which feels, wills, and thinks; the intellect,” late 12c., mynd, from Old English gemynd “memory, remembrance; state of being remembered; thought, purpose; conscious mind, intellect, intention,” Proto-Germanic *ga-mundiz (source also of Gothic muns “thought,” munan “to think;” Old Norse minni “mind;” German Minne (archaic) “love,” originally “memory, loving memory”), from suffixed form of PIE root *men- (1) “to think,” with derivatives referring to qualities of mind or states of thought.

Meaning “mental faculty, the thinking process” is from c. 1300. Sense of “intention, purpose” is from c. 1300. From late 14c. as “frame of mind. mental disposition,” also “way of thinking, opinion.” “Memory,” one of the oldest senses, now is almost obsolete except in old expressions such as bear in mind (late 14c.), call to mind (early 15c.), keep in mind (late 15c.).


mind (v.)

mid-14c., “to remember, call to mind, take care to remember,” also “to remind oneself,” from mind (n.). The Old English verb was myngianmyndgian, from West Germanic *munigon “to remind.” Meaning “perceive, notice” is from late 15c.; that of “to give heed to, pay attention to” is from 1550s; that of “be careful about” is from 1737. Sense of “object to, dislike” is from c. 1600. Meaning “to take care of, look after” is from 1690s. Related: Mindedminding.

Definitions of Mindset

  • a person’s way of thinking and their opinions
  • a mental inclination or disposition
  • collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits
  • collection of beliefs and thoughts that make up the mental attitude, inclination, habit or disposition that predetermines a person’s interpretations and responses to events, circumstances and situations.
  • An attitude, disposition, or mood. (Dictionary.com)
  • The ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter. (World English Dictionary.)
  • The established set of attitudes held by someone. (Oxford Dictionary)
  • a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.”
  • A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations. (The Free Dictionary)
  • A mental inclination, tendency, or habit. (Merriam-Webster.com – Medical Dictionary)
  • A person’s usual attitude or mental state is his or her mindset. (Vocabulary.com)

Synonyms of Mindset


Definitions of a Positive Mindset

  • a mental attitude in which you expect good and favourable results
  • process of creating thoughts that create and transform energy into reality
  • the attitude of accepting into the mind thoughts, words, images and feelings that contribute to growth, success, and satisfactory outcome successconsciousness.com
  • A healthy way of thinking that produces harmony and good results;
  • The thinking process that is direct alignment with success;
  • A learned way of thinking that focuses on opportunities and goodness, as opposed to adversity and inabilities. Urbandictionary.com
  • Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.”positivepsychology.com
  • Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results

How To Develop a PositiveMindset

7 Ways To Develop a Positive Mindset

There are many ways in which you can develop a positive mindset. In this section I am going to Mention 7 ways you can learn to develop a positive mindset.

  • Read Positive Material: one good practice is to read only positive books, poems, articles and writings. Most people read a lot of negative material such as bad news, war, deaths and much more. Switch and start looking for positive news and material. You can start by checking your personal books, magazines, text messages, whatsapp groups, facebook content and news articles.
  • Start The Day on a Positive Tone: always start your day on a positive tone. This could be exercise, listening to motivation or positive songs, reading positive quotes and affirmations, looking at your goals and visaulising a perfect day. This is great as it sets yor mood and if you keep it up you will develp willpower to overcome the negative thoughts and behaviours that can rin your day
  • Keep a Gratitude Journal: Another great way to develop a positive mindset is by keeping a gratitude journal. Practice writing down a nuber of things that you are greatful for everyday. The more you give thanks twith a grateful heart the more joy and happiness you exerience which stregthens your positive mindset
  • Surround Yourself With Positive People: Somebody once said ” You are the sum of the people you hang around with” I agree 199%. The people who you hang around with a or share a bond with can influence your mood. If you are developing a positive mindset it is best you seek positive company and friends. The more positive your networks are the more inspired and motivated you wil feel and act.
  • Use Positive Vocabulary: The words you use ahave a big impact on your mind and behaviour. Assess your vocabulary and uproot all negative words or phrases that you use on yourself and other too. Never speak negative of yourslef or your affairs. Always switch negative statement with positive words or affirmations.
  • Look For The Positive in Every Situation: Alwayas look for the good in every situation: whether good or bad. Train your mind to look for the positive in all situation that you face. No matter how bad the situation is there is always something positive. The more you find the positive the stronger your mind will be.
  • Smile: Learn to smile! As simple as it seems smiling is key in developing a positive mindset. The more you smile the better your mood will be, the more attractive you will be, the less stress you will have, the more positive you will be.

Characteristics of a Positive Mindset

  • Being grateful for all
  • Giving compliments to strangers
  • Bouncing back from rejection, disappointment and adversity
  • Not reacting to negative situations
  • Changing a negative into a positive
  • Being straightforward and upfront
  • Believing in yourself and your abilities
  • Always Expecting the best
  • Enjoying every moment
  • Saying no without feeling guilty
  • Not lowering your standards to please others
  • Living in the moment
  • Standing up for yourself
  • Focusing on the Best

Positive Mindset Podcasts

Learn The Power of Knowing Thyself | The Kingdom of Heaven is Within The Positive Podcast

Learn the power of getting to kow thyself. Know your self worth and the capabilities within you.  The Kingdom of Heaven is within you said Jesus. All the wonders you seek are within you Tips on Knowing thyself Learn about your body mind and soul Look to the past for answers and questions Conduct a SWOT analysis Dont settle for less Work on your health Declare each day a success Describe yourself in a positive way #selfpraise #advancingmindset #knowthyself #knowthyworth #KNOWTHYSELFWORTH COURSES Life Changing Positive Vocabulary Terms in 90 Days The Importance of Improving Your Vocabulary in 90 Days: Transform your Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking WEBSITES https://ariyelacademy.com https://joshuajehudah.com https://advancingmindset.com https://emeraldbookclub.org
  1. Learn The Power of Knowing Thyself | The Kingdom of Heaven is Within
  2. How To Avoid Procrastination and Get Stuff Done | The Positive Energy
  3. The Powerful Health Benefits of Positive Thinking | Healing Your Body Mind and Soul
  4. The Ultimate Guide on How To Develop Critical Thinking Skills
  5. How To Overcome The Fear of Disappointing Others | Learn To Build Your Self Esteem

Positive Mindset Affirmations To Inspire and Motivate You

Below are positive affirmations that you can use to uplift you, motivate you to take action, believe in yourself and inspire you to be the best you can be.

An affirmation is simply a statement that you declare to be true or exist. Words have power and whatever you tell yourself is what your subconscious mind takes to be true whether good or bad. So we encourage you to use positive affirmations to override or get rid of that negative conditioning.

Affirmations work when you believe them 100% and speak them with emotion knowing that it is already done. You might not believe the first time you try and you might even say that you are lying to yourself and therefore think of quitting. But as with every new skill, it takes time or atleast 21 days to form so do not give up. Be consisen and in emotion and your subconsious mind will start taking you serious and start working in your favour…. ENJOY

I am a Positive Thinker

I am influenced only by positive thoughts and positive people

I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.

I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.

My body is Strong and Healthy

I love and accept myself.

Money comes to me easily and effortlessly

I believe in myself and my abilities

I am a creative force and what I do matters.

Money comes to me from different channels

I focus on action to create the life I want

I believe in my visions, goals and my dreams.

I eat healthy foods and exercise regularly

I can become anything I put my mind to.

I deserve all the love and happiness.

All my relationships are healthy and positive

I do my best and I am proud of myself and all my achievements

I am an energetic magnet for positive energy.

My life is full of Joy, Love and Gratitude

I forgive myself for my past mistakes and I forgive others who hurt me.

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Positive Mindset Exercises

Set Goals that you can achieve

Speak positively about you and your affairs

Start a Gratitude Journal

Practice Positive Affirmations

Surround yourself with positive people

Start the day on a positive tone

Make peace with the past

Compliment others

Say thank you

Positive Quotes That Will Change Your life

Below are positive quotes that will change your life in a positive way if you implement them and apply them in your daily life. As before read them with 100% belief and back them up with strong emotions

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

A.A Mine


“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

Zig Ziglar


“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

Mary Lou Retton


Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart

Roy T Bennet


Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.

Rodolfo Costa


The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

Winston Churchill

Prime Minister

Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life become more secure, more fraught with action, richer in experience and achievement.

Edward Rickenbacker

Race Car Driver

Positive Mindset Books


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Develop your positive vocabulary and use words that Energise, Uplift and Motivate you to be a positive individual

Importance of Improving Your Vocabulary

  • Faster information processingThe more words you know, the faster and quicker you can input and process information.
  • Better Language Development.A rich vocabulary enables you to think deeply, read more and express yourself better.
  • Greater thinking and ideasThe larger your vocabulary the easier it is for you to generate new ideas and lines of reasoning.


I truly hope you have enjoyed your journey as we opened with a definiton, danced with characterisitcs, motivated and inspired with quotes and affirmations and developed a better understanding of a positive mindset. Wish you the best on your new Positive mindset and may it take you further than you have ever been. If you liked the article SUBSCRIBE below


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