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Attitude determines how we approach everyday life.

People with good attitudes focus primarily on the positives.

Positive attitude, positive thinking, and optimism are now known to be a root cause of many positive life benefits.  Studies show positive people can experience an increased life span, lower rates of depression, lower levels of stress, greater resistance to the common cold, better overall well-being, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease and better coping skills during times of hardship and stress.

Attitude is defined as the mental position that represents an individual’s degree of like or dislike for an item – a generally positive or negative view of a person, place, thing, or event.  A positive attitude is, therefore, the inclination to generally be in an optimistic, hopeful state of mind.  However, attitudes are expected to change as a function of experience – so someone with a typically negative attitude can change!

Positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life.

A positive attitude leads to happiness and success and can change your whole life.

Positive outlook can make people more successful in life.

Professor Dr. Barbara Lee Fredrickson in her books, Positivity (2009) and Love 2.0 (2013) mention that positivity can broaden your mind and open your heart, thus making you more creative and open to new perspectives. A positive attitude can also boost critical thinking skills and ultimately help you to see more possibilities.

Dr. Fredrickson found out in her research found that both positive and negative people experienced the physiological effects of stress during a traumatic event.

She found that individuals who focused on positive emotions quickly returned to baseline readings, while those who did not continued at the harmful levels.

Our attitude has effect on how others feel and react to us. People like to be around positive people. Having a positive attitude will improve your relationships, make you happier and lead to success.