P+O+S+I+T+I+V+E    THINKING    "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."                    ...
How are you?Terrible. Useless. Confused. Dead.Betrayed. On the verge of death.About to break down. About to die.      I’m ...
Positive Thinking   What is Positive Thinking?   Can it be cultivated?   Why should it be cultivated?   How can it be ...
What is Positive Thinking?           Training one’s mind            to become aware of its            thoughts           ...
What is Positive Thinking?         A young lady looked in the mirror one morning. She         had three remaining hairs on...
We are what we think! As a man thinks in his    heart, so is he.   - Proverbs    23:7   The mind is its own place,    an...
Positive Thinking   What is Positive Thinking?   Can it be cultivated?   Why should it be cultivated?   How can it be ...
Can it be Cultivated? Cross your arms as you normally would. Look down to see which one is on top. Cross your arms agai...
Positive Thinking   What is Positive Thinking?   Can it be cultivated?   Why should it be cultivated?   How can it be ...
Why to cultivate it?What liesbehind usand whatlies beforeus are tinymatterscompared towhat lieswithin us.    - RW Emerson ...
Why to Cultivate it?      Keep your thoughts      positive because your      thoughts become your      words. Keep your wo...
Positive Thinking   What is Positive Thinking?   Can it be cultivated?   Why should it be cultivated?   How can it be ...
How to inculcate it?   Positive attitude   Attitude of gratitude   Positive affirmations   Find Happiness within   Po...
Positive Attitude                                100A   T   T   I   T   U   D   E1 20 20 9 20 21 4           5            ...
Attitude decides Altitude       Optimism         vs Pessimism                            You can complain that roses     ...
Activity - 1 Recall one trouble making  student in your class List a few good things about    him/ her Share with class...
Activity - 2   Pair with someone you know little about   Converse for five minutes     Share positive strengths,      a...
Attitude of Gratitude   Find reasons to be glad   Positive attitude in any    circumstances      Positive attitude is   ...
Find Reasons to be Glad                   mnRAJU
Activity - 3   Are you grateful to be alive?       (I complained because I had no    shoes,      until I saw a man who ha...
Positive Affirmations    The mind finds the opportunities     and circumstances it hopes to    Ifind.      am LUCKY    I ...
I enjoyevery momentof my life.               mnRAJU
I love myself just as I am.                        mnRAJU
All I need is already       within me.                        mnRAJU
I am blessed and   I am grateful.                    mnRAJU
I love life. Life loves me.                        mnRAJU
I radiatelove and happiness.                  mnRAJU
I work hard with integrity.                        mnRAJU
I am capableand creative.           mnRAJU
I am filled with energy.                     mnRAJU
I am kindand sympathetic.               mnRAJU
My life is filled with joy.                          mnRAJU
I setgoodexamples.            mnRAJU
I don’t get angry.                     mnRAJU
I live withpassion and  purpose               mnRAJU
Today is anew beginning.                 mnRAJU
I take time to laugh     everyday.                       mnRAJU
Everyone loves me.                 mnRAJU
I give love andget back love multiplied.                       mnRAJU
Everything I do turns    into success.  mnRAJU
Everything is working    for my good.                    mnRAJU
Good thingshappening to me.              mnRAJU
I am successfulin whatever I do.   mnRAJU
Wonderful things are flowing        into my life.                         mnRAJU
Happiness is always   with me.         mnRAJU
Happiness is inmy body, heart and soul.                      mnRAJU
I am fun to be with.                   mnRAJU
I help peopleachieve more.           mnRAJU
I amgetting better  every day.                 mnRAJU
Everything isgetting better    every day.           mnRAJU
Life brings tome only goodexperiences.                 mnRAJU
I am at peace with myself.                       mnRAJU
Happiness is Within     Diamonds within you!     W you sow, so you        hat      reap     Develop self-worth     Pro...
Activity - 4Crush yourcalamity                 mnRAJU
Activity - 5   Form groups of 8 to 10   Write notes of one to two positive sentences    about another person in the grou...
Activity - 6   Discuss how a teacher can    promote the full potentiality of    a student?   Discuss how a teacher can h...
Activity - 7   Paste a card on the backs of    participants   Participants go around   Everyone writes on the card posi...
Positive Thinking for Teachers   In every class, look for positive opportunities   To every student, offer praise libera...
Jumbletry and fail,Try to tryfail    fail don’t fail to try.don’t and             mnRAJU
Activity - 8   The world would be a better place tomorrow    because …   One thing I like about my friends is …   Coope...
Five Tips for Positive Thoughts Begin the day with a smile Count your blessings. Accept challenges Quit worrying Love...
Developing a Positive Attitude   Find the good in everything   Focus only on the good things   Believe all ends well  ...
Positive Teacher Attitude   perceive yourself as effective   believe all your students can learn   see the big picture ...
GOODBYE     This slideshow is available atwww.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju   www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju        S...
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  • Positive attitude manifests in the following ways: Positive thinking, constructive thinking., creative thinking, expecting success, optimism, motivation to accomplish your goals, being inspired, choosing happiness, not giving up, looking at failure and problems as blessings in disguise, believing in yourself and in your abilities, displaying self-esteem and confidence, looking for solutions, seeing opportunities.
  • The benefits of a positive thinking: helps achieving goals and attaining success, success achieved faster and more easily, more happiness, more energy, greater inner power and strength, the ability to inspire and motivate yourself and others, fewer difficulties encountered along the way, the ability to surmount any difficulty, life smiles at you, people respect you.
  • Attitude decides altitude.
  • What is Optimism? Optimism is “an inclination to anticipate the best possible outcome. Ornstein & Sobel: Optimism is “the tendency to seek out, remember, and expect pleasurable experiences. It is an active priority of the person, not merely a reflex that prompts us to ‘look on the sunny side.’ Optimists live longer and they probably enjoy better health along the way as well. As one door closes, another one opens
  • There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy. One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country." And then he went away. That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent because he was unhappy.  The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn't find any.  When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.  Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. He thought it would look good on the mantle piece. He picked up the stone and put it in the living room. That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling. He asked, "Is Hafiz back?" The new owner said, "No, why do you ask?" The wise man said, "Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one." The man said, no, that's just a stone I picked up from the stream. Come, I'll show you. There are many more." They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds. They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres and acres of diamonds.
  • Gives credit to others Smiles Says thank you Listens without being judgmental Absorbs negative behavior with tolerance Discuss the responses to establish that positive thinking and its resulting behavior attract rather than repel co-workers and students.
  • There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy. One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could probably own your own country." And then he went away. That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent because he was unhappy.  The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn't find any.  When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide.  Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. He thought it would look good on the mantle piece. He picked up the stone and put it in the living room. That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling. He asked, "Is Hafiz back?" The new owner said, "No, why do you ask?" The wise man said, "Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one." The man said, no, that's just a stone I picked up from the stream. Come, I'll show you. There are many more." They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds. They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres and acres of diamonds.
  • Positive Thinking for Teachers

    1. 1. P+O+S+I+T+I+V+E THINKING "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma GandhimnRAJU
    2. 2. How are you?Terrible. Useless. Confused. Dead.Betrayed. On the verge of death.About to break down. About to die. I’m good.Broken. Crushed. Lost. Empty.Dying. Defeated. Bitter. Lonely.Rejected. Dejected. Frustrated.Destroyed. Awful. Cheated. Alone.Not good enough. In the gutter. Lost. mnRAJU
    3. 3. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
    4. 4. What is Positive Thinking? Training one’s mind  to become aware of its thoughts  to anticipate happiness, health, success in all circumstances  to voluntarily admit thoughts, words, images conducive to positive results  to use circumstances that will positively impact life mnRAJU
    5. 5. What is Positive Thinking? A young lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I think Ill braid my hair today.“ So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day. Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day. A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day. The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald. “ Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I wont have to waste time doing my hair any more.” It is important for us to always think positive. mnRAJU
    6. 6. We are what we think! As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23:7 The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - John Milton mnRAJU
    7. 7. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
    8. 8. Can it be Cultivated? Cross your arms as you normally would. Look down to see which one is on top. Cross your arms again with the other arm on top. Is it difficult? It is. Habits - good or bad - are difficult to break. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act...its a habit.” - mnRAJU
    9. 9. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
    10. 10. Why to cultivate it?What liesbehind usand whatlies beforeus are tinymatterscompared towhat lieswithin us. - RW Emerson mnRAJU
    11. 11. Why to Cultivate it? Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because yourmnRAJU
    12. 12. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
    13. 13. How to inculcate it? Positive attitude Attitude of gratitude Positive affirmations Find Happiness within Positive sense of humor Read/watch/speak positive things mnRAJU
    14. 14. Positive Attitude 100A T T I T U D E1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 mnRAJU
    15. 15. Attitude decides Altitude  Optimism vs Pessimism You can complain that roses have thorns or rejoice that thorns have roses.  If winter comes, can spring be far behind?  Difficulty vs suffering mnRAJU
    16. 16. Activity - 1 Recall one trouble making student in your class List a few good things about him/ her Share with class mnRAJU
    17. 17. Activity - 2 Pair with someone you know little about Converse for five minutes  Share positive strengths, accomplishments, thoughts, experiences, hopes, dreams etc Form small groups of two pairs each Introduce partner to group Debrief mnRAJU
    18. 18. Attitude of Gratitude Find reasons to be glad Positive attitude in any circumstances Positive attitude is contagious . mnRAJU
    19. 19. Find Reasons to be Glad mnRAJU
    20. 20. Activity - 3 Are you grateful to be alive? (I complained because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.) One grateful thought can change an entire day, an entire life. I am lucky because I don’t need ... (practice with ‘made up’ situations) mnRAJU
    21. 21. Positive Affirmations The mind finds the opportunities and circumstances it hopes to Ifind. am LUCKY I am CAPABLE I am BEAUTIFUL I am FEARLESS I am WISE I am LOVED I am RESPECTED I am BLESSED mnRAJU
    22. 22. I enjoyevery momentof my life. mnRAJU
    23. 23. I love myself just as I am. mnRAJU
    24. 24. All I need is already within me. mnRAJU
    25. 25. I am blessed and I am grateful. mnRAJU
    26. 26. I love life. Life loves me. mnRAJU
    27. 27. I radiatelove and happiness. mnRAJU
    28. 28. I work hard with integrity. mnRAJU
    29. 29. I am capableand creative. mnRAJU
    30. 30. I am filled with energy. mnRAJU
    31. 31. I am kindand sympathetic. mnRAJU
    32. 32. My life is filled with joy. mnRAJU
    33. 33. I setgoodexamples. mnRAJU
    34. 34. I don’t get angry. mnRAJU
    35. 35. I live withpassion and purpose mnRAJU
    36. 36. Today is anew beginning. mnRAJU
    37. 37. I take time to laugh everyday. mnRAJU
    38. 38. Everyone loves me. mnRAJU
    39. 39. I give love andget back love multiplied. mnRAJU
    40. 40. Everything I do turns into success. mnRAJU
    41. 41. Everything is working for my good. mnRAJU
    42. 42. Good thingshappening to me. mnRAJU
    43. 43. I am successfulin whatever I do. mnRAJU
    44. 44. Wonderful things are flowing into my life. mnRAJU
    45. 45. Happiness is always with me. mnRAJU
    46. 46. Happiness is inmy body, heart and soul. mnRAJU
    47. 47. I am fun to be with. mnRAJU
    48. 48. I help peopleachieve more. mnRAJU
    49. 49. I amgetting better every day. mnRAJU
    50. 50. Everything isgetting better every day. mnRAJU
    51. 51. Life brings tome only goodexperiences. mnRAJU
    52. 52. I am at peace with myself. mnRAJU
    53. 53. Happiness is Within  Diamonds within you!  W you sow, so you hat reap  Develop self-worth  Problems are opportunities  Everyday is a miracle  Identify Automatic Negative Triggers mnRAJU
    54. 54. Activity - 4Crush yourcalamity mnRAJU
    55. 55. Activity - 5 Form groups of 8 to 10 Write notes of one to two positive sentences about another person in the group. Hand over the notes. Read out loud to the whole group, and validate with clapping and praise (or they can be kept private and shared only with the individual they are intended for) Ensure everyone gets the same number of notes to avoid favoritism. mnRAJU
    56. 56. Activity - 6 Discuss how a teacher can promote the full potentiality of a student? Discuss how a teacher can handle a difficult student by motivating with positive thoughts? mnRAJU
    57. 57. Activity - 7 Paste a card on the backs of participants Participants go around Everyone writes on the card positive comments about their colleagues Card can be preserved as a memento mnRAJU
    58. 58. Positive Thinking for Teachers In every class, look for positive opportunities To every student, offer praise liberally In every lecture, seek a new interesting idea With every friend, discuss a new idea With every colleague, share a thought With yourself, keep a list of your goals Be full of positive thoughts and actions mnRAJU
    59. 59. Jumbletry and fail,Try to tryfail fail don’t fail to try.don’t and mnRAJU
    60. 60. Activity - 8 The world would be a better place tomorrow because … One thing I like about my friends is … Cooperation is important because … My best friend can be counted on to … One thing I would like to teach everyone is to … A person I learnt a lot from is … I like being with people who … mnRAJU
    61. 61. Five Tips for Positive Thoughts Begin the day with a smile Count your blessings. Accept challenges Quit worrying Love yourself mnRAJU
    62. 62. Developing a Positive Attitude Find the good in everything Focus only on the good things Believe all ends well Believe in what you are doing Do not wait for happiness Discover your purpose  know what you expect from yourself & prioritize  know what you aspire to possess (honesty, philanthropy, tolerance etc) mnRAJU
    63. 63. Positive Teacher Attitude perceive yourself as effective believe all your students can learn see the big picture and broad purpose focus on the child, not just the numbers set a positive atmosphere discuss your expectations with students take a positive attitude pledge mnRAJU
    64. 64. GOODBYE This slideshow is available atwww.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju Send your comments to lionnagaraju@gmail.com mnRAJU

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