10 Best Attitudes and Mindsets for a Happier Life
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What are the best attitudes and mindsets for succeeding in life? While enjoying my daily scroll of a favorite internet forum, I encountered this question, and here are the top-voted responses.
10. Don’t Envy Others and Help When You Can
One person shared, “Don’t look in someone else’s bowl to see if they have more than you. Only look to see if they have enough.” Another added, “Very wise. I’m going to write that one down.” Several agreed this powerful mindset is a life-changer.
9. Appreciate the Present
“Appreciate where you are now. Because if you don’t learn how to appreciate where you are, you will never appreciate where you get to,” one stated.
“Humility” shared one. “I think the biggest zeitgeist problem in America is the utter lack of humility.” Another added, “It’s hard for a country to be great when each person in the country is more concerned with showing that they are the best person in that country than with all working together to make their country greater.”
7. A Positive Attitude Gives You Power
“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you,” another stated. “Yes, this. You can change many things about your circumstances if you’re willing to invest time and effort.”
“Only some things, of course. But I’m tired of hearing people complain that their commute is too long after voluntarily moving farther away from their job. Or they can’t get a promotion at their job because the next step requires a bachelor’s degree that they don’t have.”
“At the same time, they’re an admin at a college that gives employees free tuition. Change your mindset to a positive one, from “well, this sucks, too bad I can’t do anything about it, better suck it up” to “how can I change this?” and things will get better.”
6. Having the Ability to Change and Take Risks
“A growth mindset. The ability to change and take risks,” replied one. “I like the quote, “Uncertainty offers possibilities to improve the future that certainty cannot.” Take some risks. Step into the unknown, especially if you’re in a rut and your life isn’t going as you’d hoped. It’s only life, after all.”
5. The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You
“Remember, the world doesn’t revolve around you–But in a good way! The world won’t end if you have a slump. Nothing will blow up if you cancel those plans; you’re allowed to change and move at your own pace, and I promise the world will keep spinning,” another stated.
“Be kind but don’t let people take advantage of your kindness. Be confident in yourself, and don’t take criticism from people you wouldn’t take advice from,” shared one. Another asked, “How do I know if people take advantage of my kindness?”
“If they only reach out when they need help or favor and ignore or makeup excuses if you needed them. . They only want to hang out when it’s convenient for them, and they generally don’t care about you or your feelings,” the OP responded.
3. Feel Free to Change Your Personality
“Don’t feel compelled to be you,” one elaborated. “Instead, feel free to change your personality a little. For example, if you are shy, give being obnoxious a shot. It’s liberating and helps you feel comfortable in more situations.”
“The first step towards this, I always recommend, is embarrassing yourself intentionally. A lot of who we think we are comes from how we think others will react. So the more you embarrass yourself in odd ways, the more you realize other people’s opinions come and go much faster and are pretty fluid.”
2. What Others Think of You is None of Your Business
One user stated, “What other people think about you is none of your business, most of the time. They aren’t thinking about you anyway.” A second added, “It’s a slight but essential distinction.”
“You shouldn’t care what they think of you per se, but you should allow a mindset that cares about your effect on them – if you make them comfortable/uncomfortable, heard/ignored, prioritized, loved, etc.”
Finally, someone stated, “Gratitude. You don’t know how valuable your things are until you lose them.” Another added, “Gratitude makes people, if anything, empathetic and accepting (in a good) way.”
“Appreciation begets more positive things. If everyone practiced gratitude, the world would be much happier, and people did not need to consume more (and thus harm the environment) to fill a void of emptiness.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of the best attitudes and mindsets for living a happier life.
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