30DSHS- Success Through Developing a Positive Mental Attitude

It’s time for the 4th installment of the 30 Day Success Habits Series. (A monthly column where I discuss the habits that I’m trying to develop for the next 30 days)

Like I said in a post last week, I had trouble with developing the success habits for the month of March. To be honest, I think this has a lot to do with my upcoming trip and the preparations I have to do for my travels.

So with this in mind, it’s my goal to develop a habit that won’t take up much time each day. The way I figure things is my life is going to be extremely hectic during April. As a result, I want something that can be done anywhere and is relatively easy to do.

Here’s what I came up with…

Success Habit #1- Developing a Positive Mental Attitude

Like a lot of people, I sometimes have problems with remaining positive throughout the day. Especially when I encounter a major obstacle. Unfortunately, one of the ingredients to a successful online business is having the mindset that anything is possible.

Overall, I believe I could gain a lot of benefit from developing a positive mental attitude. And one of the quickest ways to do this is to remind myself on a regular basis about the things that I should be thankful for.

The problem with developing the “positive mindset” habit is it’s pretty hard to track this kind of behavior. Sure, I could set a reminder throughout the day, but this might interrupt the times I’m in the middle of something else.

A solution came to me courtesy of a blog post that Mick wrote. Here, he describes taking a few seconds as you touch a doorknob to ask yourself a series of “what questions.”

The habit I’m trying to develop will be a riff off of Mick’s concept. Every time I approach a door, I’ll take a few seconds to think of something that I’m truly thankful about right at that moment. This won’t interrupt my day since I’ll be walking, not sitting down and writing.

Sure the “doorknob habit” might be something as simple as being thankful for finding a bathroom. On the other hand, maybe I’ll discover that there are a number of things I’m truly happy about in my life.

I know this might seem a little new-agey for many who are reading this. But I figure it couldn’t hurt to proactively put more positivity into my daily routine.

The Verdict

Like I said, this isn’t the hardest habit to develop. The good news is this is something I can easily do no matter where travel to during the month of April.

So check back here in a few weeks and you’ll see the results from this positivity habit…wish me luck!

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