To be clear, positive thinking is when a person embraces positive thoughts, actions and feelings when he or she actively engages in life. Positive thinking comes easy for some but for others it is more difficult to achieve.
It Can Make You More Resilient
Resilience refers to our ability to cope with problems. Resilient people are able to face a crisis or trauma with strength and resolve. Rather than falling apart in the face of such stress, they have the ability to carry on and eventually overcome such adversity. It may come as no surprise to learn that positive thinking can play a major role in resilience. When dealing with a challenge, optimists typically look at what they can do to fix the problem. Instead of giving up hope, they marshal their resources and are willing to ask others for help.
Researchers have also found that in a crisis, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, positive thoughts and emotions encourage thriving and provide a sort of buffer against depression among resilient people. Fortunately experts also believe that such positivism and resilience can be cultivated. By nurturing positive emotions, even in the face of terrible events, people can reap both short-term and long-term rewards, including managing stress levels, lessening depression, and building coping skills that will serve them well in the future.
Here are some research results that contribute to the field of positivity:
·Being wealthy does not make you more likely to be happy than other people, as long as everyone’s income is above the poverty level.
·Grateful people are more likely to be healthy, helpful, and have a greater sense of well-being.
·Seeing other people do good things makes us want to do good too.
·An optimistic outlook reduces the risk of physical and emotional health problems.
More Benefits of a Positive Attitude:
This might seem like a repetition of the above, but it helps to make this message clearer.
•It helps you achieve goals and attain success.
•It brings more happiness into your life.
•It produces more energy.
•Positive attitude increases your faith in your abilities, and brings hope for a brighter future.
•You become able to inspire and motivate yourself and others.
•You encounter fewer obstacles and difficulties in your daily life.
•You get more respect and love from people.
•Life smiles at you.
Positive Organizational Psychology Research
Good Work. One of the most critical factors to a company’s success is the production of
high-quality products, which requires employees to have good judgment, high efficacy, and high
performance, all of which fall under the purview of recent research on “good work.” Good work is
defined as being of very high quality, meaningful to the individual who performs it, and socially
responsible. The full nature of good work, how to do it, and how to promote it, is being studied
extensively by a consortium at Harvard University which has produced multiple publications on the subject of Personnel Selection and Company Fit.