Let’s turn our attention from how to get others to believe us to how to sustain that believability. I don’t think it will surprise anyone to hear that carrying yourself in a positive way and displaying the traits of a positive person help—but there’s one small problem: for some people thinking positively comes naturally; for others, well, let’s just say they struggle with it.

What do you think: is positive thinking an innate behavior or can you be taught to think positively? It’s an interesting question. The sticking point is not that some people are simply more positive than others; it goes deeper than that. So many people seem convinced that they would be more positive if there were something to be more positive about

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