Stepping Into The Positive World With Emotional Quotient

Positive world

The positive world – a world full of dreams and hopes, of aspirations and opportunities, a world of perfection where every single day ushers in bright rays of sun into our lives, which keep us luminous to disseminate the glow all around us.

We all seek this world.

At the same time we know no such world exists!

Doesn’t it dampen your spirits?

We look around and feel – ‘Nothing is perfect’…the dreams get shattered, the hopes are belied, the aspirations delude and the opportunities elude us. The clouds have the power to conceal the sunshine and our radiance fails to ignite positive thoughts.

Unless we keep up the efforts of embellishing our thoughts and emotions, which can be trained to veer into a positive direction.

The first step:

We all say ‘think positive’ but a person who has been raised in a negative atmosphere, who has been told that he is ‘good for nothing’, who has been pushed around for selfish motives can never understand positivity.

Such a person feels confused when he steps into a positive world. He starts doubting himself and the intentions of people around him. He needs reassurance that positive thoughts can be cultivated.

How to develop a positive approach:

We live at the edge of positivity and keep drifting into the negative world the moment we stumble or encounter a little challenge.

We have to train our emotions to accept the challenges of life and stop blaming those who didn’t introduce us to the positive aspects.

If you didn’t pick up the emotional quotient, the ability to handle your emotions at a young age, it is never too late.

You can do it now with the following steps!

Broaden your horizon:

Thinking beyond the level of our immediate understanding of a situation can expose us to more possibilities. We must develop the sensitivity of discerning the unseen potential of our emotions. Even scientific research shows that positive emotions broaden our perspective. Learning to trust our abilities and thinking out of the box, into which we tend to recede, can lead us towards positive thoughts.

Eliminate your fears:

When this emotion is controlled or rejected, we expand our power of positive thinking. Fear is nothing but a negative supposition, an attempt to avoid the untrodden path as it supports our negative thoughts. It is the fear of failure that restricts us to take the risks thereby controlling a positive outcome. It doesn’t even let us think that our hopes could be real, worth pursuing.

Evoke positive emotions:

When our dreams encourage positive thoughts; hope gives a boost to them and as they start sprouting, they can see the sparks of success. Happiness and gratitude can prop them up with constant and calm efforts. Then follows peace, which is the older sister of positivity. If we put all these emotions together, they can accentuate our ability to step into a positive world.

Positive quoteAnalyze your thoughts:

Be realistic, introspect and control your negative thoughts and actions on regular basis. When a close family member or a friend hurts us, we get cautious, we step backwards to take charge, we think more about our self-esteem and experience negative emotions such as anger, powerlessness and distress. It is natural but don’t let those emotions overpower you.

Accept imperfections:

However hard we may focus on positive thinking, there comes a time during the day when negative thoughts pounce upon us, unawares. They could be due to the attitude of a person at home, a person who can’t be eliminated from our immediate environment or it could be due to some action of a toxic person at work. This is the time we have to keep a bouncer over our thoughts. We have to remind ourselves: this is negativity; this is going to harm us.

Count your blessings:

Think how much we have. A comfortable home, good health, love and care, freedom of thoughts and action, sumptuous food? What more do you require?

Learn to ignore the little irritable moments. Banish those negative thoughts away. Forgive and forget all those people who brought misery into your lives. Bar their future access and promise yourself to live in a positive world.

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

Positive world can be created. We just need the emotional quotient, essential for understanding people and for self-analysis.

Do you live in a positive world? Do you possess the tendency to fall into the abysses of negativity? How do you react? I would love to hear your views.

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22 thoughts on “Stepping Into The Positive World With Emotional Quotient

  1. Hi Balroop,

    Oh yes…although one does live in a positive world and think positive, but you cannot stop the negative thoughts from coming in sometimes 🙂

    I guess being human, that’s bound to happen. But just as you mentioned, you need to change how your reaction to the negative and make it positive – make them work in your favor. When you work and think positive, even the LOA works in your favor and the good thoughts and things begin to happen.

    Yes indeed, you need to keep your negative emotions aside and work towards the positive. Certainly not easy for everyone, but there is no other way and I do believe in it as it works for me and I am sure it would for everyone who has the power to train their mind to think positive.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      Positive thoughts have to be cultivated whereas negative ones are ingrained in us!! Isn’t it strange? I often wonder why is it so…what could be the reason for this? I have always felt that they have a direct connection with emotions and this interrelation forms the basis of our relationships.

      I agree with the fact that it is not easy to shove the negative thoughts away. The skills develop slowly over a period of time and as we mature, we understand the importance of positivity. Only then do we start taking conscious steps towards it.

      Thanks for being such a big support 🙂 You too have a blessed week!

  2. How beautifully expressed, Balroop. I like to think I’m in the positive (glass half full) camp. I have dealt with much negativity and still have that little voice in my head that tries to remind me but I’ve learned ways to counter it. One of the big ones is gratitude. It really works for me. LOVE is the opposite of fear…I learned that during my divorce. Thanks for another lovely and thought provoking post!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I came across this ‘half full glass’ dictum when I was quite young. Honestly speaking I couldn’t understand this analogy at that time. Only the exposure to the experiences of life could lend some clarity to my thoughts, which started evolving towards the brighter hues.

      I have always looked at the brighter aspect of the situations that bring misery, always found some hidden message in the setbacks…don’t know when I turned into a big optimist! I like your opposite of fear! Yes, adversities make us stronger and resilient, which are the branches of positivity.

      Thanks for sharing your perspective and the kind words!

  3. I practice daily with counting my blessings many times over – even when things seem bleak. Good point on the negativity begetting negativity as it can often be with imprinting at a very young age. Though it sure can happen in repetitive behavior and/or experiences with adults too. The reprogramming is definitely the challenge in those situations. My favorite part was about accepting imperfections – amen to that, Balroop 🙂

    1. Hi Mike,

      What a positive outlook! Counting your blessings brings the best thoughts, the gratitude and the realisation that we have all that we need. However, this attitude is picked up only after we look around, sense the anxiety and the yearning that is caused by negative energy.

      A lot of positivity comes from our upbringing and blessed are those who happen to have such an atmosphere around them. You are right, reprogramming takes a lot of time and energy.

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts 🙂

  4. I just LOVE this Balroop. I tend to have a hard time facing life challenges. I mean I’m a positive person but when something shows up, I tend to fall on my knees, first thing, and cry and feel like the world is a horrible place. After a short while, I start seeing things with a positive eye and mind.
    It’s strange how we need to work on the positive and assume that the negative is natural. When it should be the other way around…
    It’s a lot of work for some of us but it’s something we should practice cause it feels much better to step in the positive world!
    Stay well and blessed dear.

    1. Hi Marie,

      It is very normal for all of us to think that this world is a horrible place when we have to face the setbacks, when somebody hurts us grievously, when we are struggling to overcome our traumas. Tears provide real catharsis, they play a big role in healing and look at the positive side.

      Stepping into the positive world is effortless when we start thinking…this is just a phase, a bad one, a sad one…it will soon be over! Once we start believing this, negative thoughts recede. After all it is all in our mind 🙂

      Thanks for your insight. Stay blessed!

  5. Keep bringing us your positive, intellectual posts, Balroop! I always look forward to reading them 🙂 It breaks my heart whenever I hear someone has been told in the past that he or she is “good for nothing.” I hope people learn that we all have unique value to add to the world! Hugs.

  6. Hi Christy,

    Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you find my words uplifting, that is the sole aim of writing, for me. All people are not alike and that is why there is so much misery and unpleasantness around us!

    I appreciate your presence here. Stay blessed!

    1. Hi Kim,

      I am glad you are trying to emerge from the trauma. Yes negativity pulls you backwards into unknown and dark tunnels. Only we have the power to fight our negative thoughts.

      Thanks for standing by and sharing a word, much appreciated 🙂

  7. Wow! lovely post Mam.
    It is a very important topic and I wish all youngsters get to read this. I think when we are positive, somehow atmosphere also changes with that! No doubt we have to remind ourselves many times “be positive, be positive everything will be fine” and I guess this comes with experience and proper guidance. If we are in a situation where we are surrounded by negativity and we are guided by a positive person, the results will be good.
    It is very important to inculcate this positivity in minds of young kids so that they are prepared to deal with challenging situations. We never got to talk to our parents on these topics but now I feel these topics should be discussed to prepare them.
    Even though kids nowadays are very much exposed to everything but still this will help them in future.
    For me, although I have been positive most of the times… there were many situations when I thought world belongs to negative people only, as they are always winners then slowly I came to conclusion that this is not my cup of tea.
    I thank God and people like you for giving me strength to believe in my self and my positive attitude.

    1. Hi Daljeet,

      Thank you for such nice words for this article. It has been my endeavour to be positive all the time and push negative thoughts away. You are right, getting surrounded by such people who are most of the time talking negative and discouraging us to move forward with confidence, does affect our thoughts. it is better to switch off when such people speak!

      I believe kids pick up what they see and hear. While living in a positive world, they imbibe all those values spontaneously.
      Negative people only seem to be the winners, they are actually creating such an atmosphere which devours them up, eventually. They have to face the consequences, sooner or later 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your perspective.

  8. Hi Balroop , enjoyed your post as well as links to earlier ones….indeed it is a challenging world we are living in . Problems make life ; because we have life , there are problems , and a problem-free state exists , if at all , only in death . The world as we perceive it exists only in our minds , in our waking and dream states . Hence human mind is the only field of solution to overcome fears and negativity…best wishes…raj

    1. Hi Raj,

      Welcome to my blog, I feel honored! Thanks for getting in touch and giving your feedback, I appreciate your efforts.

      Yes, I agree with you. Life does throw challenges, which have to be handled by us with smiling faces…then only can we claim to have lived our life fully. You will find many more articles on hues of life here and why is pain an essential part of life if you explore the archives. If you want to explore further, some of my poems too inspire to take life easy.

      Thanks for sharing your view. Stay blessed!

  9. Hi Balroop,

    I could never imagine having grown up in a negative environment. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to overcome all the obstacles that may have been in their way.

    I know I can sit here and say think positively but when you’ve never known anything other than negativity it’s hard to think that’s even possible. That’s why what you’ve shared with us here to overcome that is so important.

    I am of the belief that everyone can change themselves and the way they look at things. It’s up to each of us to learn and grow as a person. I would just hope that anyone in this situation would be eager to want to do the same for themselves. Thank you for helping them move in that direction.

    ~Adrienne

  10. Hi Adrienne,

    Nice to see you here! Thanks for taking time out from your busy schedule…you remember each one of your well-wishers!

    Yes, dear negativity is very much a part of many people till they realise that there is a way out, that a better and brighter world is waiting for them, they just have to take the first step towards it.

    I have tried to help a lot of people to come out of that negative mindset, which had developed due to their circumstances and lack of right guidance. You are right, anybody can change. All they need is the positive minded people around them a little motivation.

    Thanks! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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