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A positive attitude is considered by many experts
to be the best predictor of success.

As you look around, it seems natural to have a negative attitude.

Life’s challenging.

The news is filled with scary headlines, and social media wants to focus on “what’s wrong”.  

It’s getting harder all the time to be “positive”, but life can become much easier if you do!

9 Ways a Positive Attitude
Helps You to Be Successful

1. Attitude affects how you see the world. With a negative attitude you see average challenges as obstacles to overcome. Walls to break through. Mountains to climb.  With a poor attitude, every obstacle is viewed as a threat, rather than a challenge. A positive mindset will view challenges as ways to explore, learn, grow. Obstacles are puzzles, riddles, games, mysteries to solve – not impossible challenges!

2. A positive attitude motivates. Think about projects you have tried. When you’ve known you could handle it you were motivated. Eager to get to work. You were visualizing the successful conclusion of the task.  When you weren’t sure you could do it, or thought you couldn’t, you focused on each step as if it were a mountain to climb, and kept asking if you would ever make it to the end.  Every little setback would be a sign that maybe you shouldn’t waste your time on the project. 

3. A positive attitude lowers stress. When you approach life with a positive attitude, you react to challenges without fear and dread. With a positive attitude, it’s much easier to be happy and relaxed

Once You Replace Negative Thoughts with Positive Ones,
You’ll Start Having Positive Results.
– Willie Nelson

4. A positive attitude opens you to try new things. When you have hope, when you feel a bit of a can-do spirit, you are more willing to try something new. You’ll explore new ways of doing things. You’ll be more likely to say “I’ll never know if I don’t try” instead of “What if it doesn’t work?”

5. A positive attitude inspires others. Your attitude affects the people around you, including your coworkers, friends, and family. Your faith rubs off on them. Everyone benefits..

6. Fear is easier to overcome with the proper attitude.  When you have a negative attitude you tend to stay stuck in fear. Afraid of even trying something small.  This fear keeps you stuck.  A positive attitude acts as a magnet for courage.


A great attitude becomes a
great day
which becomes a
great month
which becomes a
great year
which becomes a
great life.


7. A positive attitude increases endurance. When you expect the worst, it’s hard to get motivated enough to even start. If you manage to start, every little setback may seem insurmountable. When you have a positive impact, you’re often so eager for the result that you have incredible stamina and endurance.  Time flies, and you’re more productive than normal

8. A positive attitude boosts self-esteem. When you expect good things to happen, you can’t help but feel confident and good about yourself. You’ll celebrate the little successes you have along the way, which increases your self-confidence and self-esteem. As a result you’ll begin to take on bigger goals – leading you to accomplish more.

9. A positive attitude attracts positive results. It’s often said that good things happen to good people. It would be more accurate to state that good things happen to those with good attitudes.

  • Successful people are attracted to others with good attitudes. As a result, with a positive mindset you’ll attract better business partners and more opportunities.
  • Others will naturally have more confidence in your ability and motivation to get things done. 

There are so many reasons why a positive attitude makes a huge difference. Focus on the ones that you feel most connected to and use them as a motivation for you to look for opportunities to improve your attitude!

Don’t feel you need to change your attitude overnight in order to be successful. You didn’t become negative overnight, so don’t expect your attitude to flip to positive overnight.  It takes time. It takes patience.


And, no matter how negative you are at this time,
it’s NEVER too late to change your attitude.


So get out there and do it. One step at a time. One little instance at a time.

Catch yourself projecting negativity and flip it in the moment. Ask yourself “How can I think about this differently?”

Think about someone you know with a great attitude, and ask, “How would they think about this?”

When you’ve gone all negative, ask yourself “Is this logic – or my  fear – talking?””

And keep flipping those thoughts from negative to postive. From fear to confidence. From worry to faith.


Each flip you make makes it easier
to make the next flip,
and the next,
and soon the big shift happens

I truly love sharing what I learn with you. Watching someone have an "a-ha" moment is one of the best things in life for me.

 Because I am  a consummate "student" - when I find something new and interesting, I really dig deep.    I study hard and then I use what I've learned to help others.  (Yeah, I have gathered together quite a toolbox!)

I truly do believe in the power of "Jump Starts" and the ability everyone has to "get un-stuck." If I can do it, anyone can!

You can connect with me by email at startnewyearright (at) and visit my personal website is:


I believe that every human is unique and valuable,

even if they aren't able to recognize it themselves.


I believe each and every one has the power to create a great life

once they recognize -and accept- their value.

Even as a child I've been able to help people change the way they see themselves - helping them move from a "victim" to an "owner" mindset. I help them to gain self-confidence and recognize their strengths. I've discovered that it's only when you do that, can you "get un-stuck" and "Jump Start" your life.

What drives me is helping others to succeed, to be a support system while they are taking steps toward their dream, and to watch them celebrate their victories.


The Biggest Lesson I've learned is the power of your mind.  It truly does create and destroy.

It was quite a shock when I realized the power that my mindset played in every part of my life - good and bad.  Discovery wasn't enough though, it still took me decades to harness this power, learn to control it, and develop a system to help others master this in a fraction of the time it took me.

Taking responsibility - even for how others treated me - was one of the hardest adjustments I had to make. To move from Victim to Owner mindset was not only difficult, it was, at times, scary.

It is a move that I am thrilled to have taken. It changed my life and it can change yours.

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