You might have heard that positivity is crucial to enjoying a better life. It is by expecting things to turn well that we can be happy and enjoy our days. But, it is also believed that it is also a sign of intelligence, despite so many people thinking otherwise.
It seems that the ability to bet in a brighter future is more common among smart people. And it actually works as a continuous cause-and-effect cycle: the more positive you are, the smarter you get. The more intelligent you become, the more positive you are. And so on.
Of course, there are several exceptions to this rule, but let’s see why it is a common belief that these two traits go together.
1. Positive people see more outcomes and scenarios
Negative people can only perceive negative outcomes and scenarios. They are so sure of an imminent disaster that there is no way that they will have space in their minds to anything else.
Instead of working a solution out to the situation they are facing, they will be feeling anxious or depressive instead – and their minds will be so hopeless that they stop processing and analyzing.
On the other hand, positive people will see both positive and negative outcomes and scenarios. They have no issues with seeing the big picture, so it is also not likely that they will ignore the threats along the way.
The difference is that they will not feel paralyzed when they realize what is coming. Neither gives to it more importance than necessary. They will just accept it as a fact.
2. Positive people are more creative
Thanks to their ability to let their ideas run free, positive people are more creative. They see the world with beautiful and colorful eyes, and they can discover many ways to make it even better.
Positive people are also ready to try new things, as they don’t perceive new experiences with fear. They will be happy to test their projects, get academic help if they need it, and give you as many ideas as you need to improve yours.
According to several studies, positive people are also more likely to learn faster and to be more productive, as they are usually in a good mood and feeling creative.
3. Positive people have improved critical thinking
Positive people will bring you many suggestions that will put a smile on your face, and they will all be based on facts. Thanks to their creative and fearless way to deal with life, they will be ready to analyze every single piece of any project.
Their critical thinking is highly developed as a consequence, and it is one of the fundamentals of both emotional and intellectual intelligence. They think independently and in a highly thoughtful manner as they are not afraid of what they will find out.
4. Positive people have a boosted self-confidence
Positive people believe in themselves. They think that they can accomplish anything they want, no matter how many challenges there will be in their way. And it is not because they are naive or immature. They just bet that it is possible.
However, don’t take from it that positive people think that they are better than other people. It is not like they have a big ego or anything like this. On the contrary, they tend to think that everybody is as good as they are and that everyone can achieve as much as they can – if they are willing to do what it takes.
5. People positive don’t sabotage themselves
Positive people not only believe that they can achieve their goals. They also believe that they deserve the best. And that the best is somewhere to be conquered.
As a consequence, they don’t sabotage their own career or think that someone will point them as a fraud sooner than later. They truly think that they will deserve what they deserve and worked hard to accomplish.
And, of course, they only have had put effort into what is best for them, so they firmly believe that they will get the best in return.
The bottom line
A positive brain is also smarter because it has no fear to try. As a consequence, it learns more and always, improving itself over the years.
On the other hand, people who only expect the worst don’t develop the ability to take chances and tend to calculate every step of their way – a receipt that you will never see recommended by any successful person.
Researchers believe that we can control and even change an inner tendency for negativity if it is the case. And that all areas of our life, from romance to career, can only be improved by it.
Of course, it is not all about positive thinking. It is also about positive effort. Only both working together can bring to us the change that we dream for our lives.
About the Author
Daniela McVicker is an author, psychologist, and freelance blogger. She believes that success depends on knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master the universe of information. You can follow Daniela on Twitter or add her on Facebook
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