Define a Positive Attitude

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You may benefit from having a positive attitude, which is healthier than having a negative attitude. People who have a positive attitude, for example, may get promoted in the workplace. According to "Success" magazine, the benefits of having a positive attitude include improved communication and productivity.

1 The Bright Side of Life

A positive attitude is a disposition of optimism and encouragement. A person with a positive attitude holds the belief that the outcome of all of life's situations will be ideal for everyone involved. Folks with a positive attitude possess a 'glass half-full' mentality. A positive attitude requires gratitude for the way life is currently unfolding.

People with a positive attitude are successful because, to them, failure is not negative. Positive thinkers learn and grow from their mistakes. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with a positive attitude don't ignore problems when they crop up. Instead, they face the problems head-on and do something productive to change the outcome.

Based in Richmond, Va., Susan Ayers is a senior learning associate for a financial organization. She previously developed web-based training for Circuit City and spent a number of years creating eLearning courses for a not-for-profit law enforcement organization. Ayers graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a master's in education from St. Joseph's College.