Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude,” – Hilary Hinton Ziglar. This quote is one of the most infamous cliché’s of self-improvement. Everybody knows that optimism and positive-thinking play a monumental role in the pursuit of happiness. However, what happens when things go bad? After all, it isn’t always easy to see the glass as half-full when life starts raining down one devastating problem after another. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress and frustration, keep hope alive ! no matter what. Regardless of how painful your problems might feel in the moment, remember that tomorrow is a new day, and every new day is an opportunity to reverse – and erase – the tragedies of the past. Here are a few tips on how to fight off negative thoughts and maintain a positive attitude:

     1. Ditch Your Inner Critic:
     Pay attention to what you think about at all times. If your inner monologue is more of a critic than cheerleader, make an effort to start encouraging yourself with edifying thoughts.

     2. Don’t Write Yourself Off:
     Just because you’ve made a mi! stake, or you’re going through a hard time, doesn’t mean you can’t make good decisions in the future. Dedicate yourself to making your tomorrows better than your yesterdays.

     3. Remember Your Victories:
     Sometimes we get so caught up in the challenges of the day that we forget just how far we’ve come over time. Commemorate your past victories and you just might tap into newly found strength to persevere.

     4. Be Patient:
     Sometimes, life’s bitter moments can only be healed through the passage of time. Rather than exist in denial, allow yourself to grieve and move on. Catharsis can also be ! healthy.

     5. Express Yourself:
     The more negative emotions you feel, the more important it is not to bottle up your frustration. Find someone you can confide in, or engage in activities that allow you to release tension.

     6. Do Something Unselfish:
     The more your problem forces you to fixate on yourself individually, the likelier you are to overestimate your setbacks. Doing something selfless, like volunteering with a charity, can help you gain a mature perspective on whether or not you should be in a panic.

&! nbsp; Nobody can predict or control the ups and downs of life. What we can control though is how we react to life’s various surprises. When things are good, be grateful and make the most of your favorable fortune. When things go bad, stay focused on persevering until the next brighter day. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Programs Academy for Business Coaching and Leadership Training can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.