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Techniques To Help You With Positive Thinking So You Can STD (Seize The Day)



It doesn’t seem to matter who you are or what you do, you likely suit up and show up. Those long hours you put in at work, changing orders, modifying things, and taking emergency calls will help the company, but it can also help you build your professional life in a way that ensures you seize the day, every day. While the acronym STD may seem to have negative connotations, it can mean different things to different people.


The Goal


Your objective is to learn how to seize that particular moment and go above and beyond, whether you’re dealing with a customer and their expectations of you, figuring out how to be more profitable, or trying to determine what can be done to build momentum for a new product.


How To Do It


The first thing to do is have a plan to help you think positively. You need to be mentally prepared before you can physically tackle the task. Many people have a particular way of doing things because it makes them feel better and ultimately leads them to think positive at all times. If you enjoy taking a particular route to work, then do it every day. If you like to get to work early so you have plenty of time to get your coffee and talk to coworkers, make sure to leave enough time to do so. These small things will help to ensure that you are on the road to positive thinking before you even truly start the work day. Starting your day by recognizing the things in your life you are grateful for is another great way to start the day on a positive note.




You may be wondering how the cable television news network pertains to positive thinking. While CNN as the television channel doesn’t, the acronym, constantly negative news, does. The goal of almost every news station is to find the most gruesome and horrific stories and report about them. Why? Because they sell. People tune into the channel to hear what horrors others have done and will pick up newspapers for the same reason.


Research has proven that the average person has 60,000 thoughts go through their head each day. Of those 60,000, about 45,000 are negative. That means that on any given day, your traditional thought processes leave you feeling negative, which also leads to CNN (constantly negative news). You’re giving it off and getting it back.

Other Tips

Whenever you think of something negative, counteract it with something positive. If possible, create a “thankful for” list and refer to it each time you think something negative.






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