The Battlefield Of a Brain: How To Stay Positive And Fight Negativity

September 17th, 2013 by
What makes a man tick?

Negativity spawns more negativity, it’s a downward spiral that creates a deep well that’s hard to climb out of. If we let negative people infiltrate our thoughts and aspirations, we’re letting them drag us down into the well. And having a more positive and healthy outlook on life and our MLM future is not always easy to find. We can’t rely on others to create the positive energy we seek, it’s up to us to turn the bad into the good and know how to stay positive. Let’s not let that hole of negativity get any deeper. Instead let’s learn to train our brains into climbing up when confronted with adversity instead of spiraling down.

How does one achieve an enlightened mindset, know how to stay positive, and combat the negativity that surrounds them? If we use some simple tricks to train our minds into thinking about the good and taking the focus off the bad, with time we can achieve a more positive attitude and a better outlook on our MLM journey. It’s all about the attitude, and the way we confront negative thoughts can determine our level of success.

3 Tricks for How to Stay Positive

Combat Naysayers

If you let someone tell you that you’re not going to succeed, you’re letting them predict the future, and we all know it’s impossible to predict the future. Instead of believing these comments, see them for what they’re really worth. How much weight can a negative statement hold if no one really knows what’s going to happen? Every time you’re met with doubt or a “no” answer, visualize yourself pushing forward and accomplishing your goals. This will train your mind to take the negative and turn it into a positive.

Wage War on Your Inner Demons

Fighting negativity is a two way battle. Not only do you have to ward off naysayers from the outside, you also have to fight the doubts and frustrations that circle inside your own head. Whenever you feel like these thoughts are winning over the positive, take a step back to view the larger picture. Make a list of reasons why you started your network marketing company and all of the aspirations you had for yourself. Instead of viewing the list from the perspective of one who feels defeated, try to tap into the energy and enthusiasm you once had and learn to view it again as possibility. Now run all your thoughts through this lens of possibility. For example, if you find yourself thinking “I can’t do this”, change that to “Maybe I can do this, if I try”. Or if you think “I need to be financially free”, change it to “I can be financially free”. If you continue this line of thinking, eventually you can change the course your brain takes and lead it to a more positive mindset.

Spread the Love

Everyone in the MLM industry starts at the bottom and works their way to the top, which means that everyone, even the industry leaders, has struggled to overcome obstacles and has been met with setbacks along the way. When people fail or when they feel overcome with a negative mindset, the best thing to push them forward is to surround them with a positive community of encouraging people. You can’t build a positive community if you’re not willing to be an active participant. Join the club by spreading supportive thoughts throughout your MLM community and downline. When you find yourself talking or writing critically or focusing on your own setbacks, turn it around to focus the energy on the good.

The Road to Success Starts with the Right Attitude

Think of the brain as a web of interstates that all lead to one of two outlooks, the Positive and the Negative. If we can direct the traffic of our brain, we can change the outcome of the way we think, and we can even change the outcome of our success in MLM. You can’t know how to stay positive if you can’t first train your mind to travel the road that leads there. Don’t let others get you down, but more importantly, don’t let your own mind fall victim to negativity. Be a champion of good thinking to lead others to a positive mindset.

J. Audrey Hoy is the CatalystMLM team’s resident wordsmith. With a master’s of fine arts degree from New York University, J. Audrey has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Creative Writing at NYU and she currently works as the Content Editor and contributor at CatalystMLM. Originally hailing from the Chicagoland area, J. Audrey has previously resided in Iowa City, Brooklyn and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. She spends her free time reading novels, writing, exploring the Burlington area and enjoying the outdoors.

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