Wisdom from Rodolfo Costa

Changing and improving our attitude can help us change the way we see and do things. I have learned that a positive mental attitude is far more important than aptitude to succeed in life. I also learned that it is not easy at first because we all have been conditioned since we were born to see and do things and in many cases to think a certain way. But with practice we can improve our attitude.

Here are my top ten tips to build and maintain a positive mental attitude.

1. Stay away from negative and pessimistic people.

2. Do not complain and blame others for your mistakes, problems, misfortunes and setbacks. You are responsible for your actions and consequences, you are responsible for your life and circumstances.

3. Be more in touch with your thoughts and feelings, do not get carried away by your worries. No matter what, make the conscious decision to start your day, everyday, in a positive and optimistic way.

4. Always work on maintaining a positive attitude about things. We all know that we can not always control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we react to what happens in our lives. This will help you build the courage, confidence and motivation to change, improve and find a solution to your problem….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Rodolfo is the author of Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes.

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Elisa F.
Elisa F4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Makes perfect sense. A positive attitude can make all the difference. Thanks Gail.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal G5 years ago


Mary B.
Mary B6 years ago

Hey August C, another Seth reader, I hardly ever hear of Jane Roberts work much any more, yet the Seth material is as pertinent today as it was 30 years ago. Way too many people just don't get this positive thinking stuff.You can't and shouldn't try to be positive all the time. Your REAL emotions are indicaters of whether or not you're on target with your true needs and wants.If you try to feel good when you don't it's like covering your gas gauge. The idea is to try to find or imagine something to feel good about so you shift back onto your personal right direction.If you're surrounded by people who aren't going that way, you will soon part ways. Then your attention is freed up to use as you want. Being at fault is a totally different concept than 'taking responsibilty for'.Being at fault means you screwed up. Taking responsibility means stepping up to the plate to fix the mess because it needs fixing, reguardless of who's fault the mess is.

Virginia Esquer
Virginia Esquer6 years ago

It makes sense but yeah is easier to say than done, but I guess it takes a lot of practice and discipline.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thank you.

Joan Mcallister
6 years ago

Not always easy to be positive all the time but I sure as heck try it beats the alternative

Carmen S.
Carmen S6 years ago

thanks for sharing this

aj M.
aj E6 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn A6 years ago