The famous story of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and the demonic Mr. Hyde ends with the death of both. Mr. Hyde became Dr. Jekyll’s undoing at the end.
There are many who have Mr. Hyde inside them, derailing them from living a healthy, happy and successful life. Negativity is not just an impediment for a good life, it is a recipe for a failed life.
A study by Eric Loucks, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Brown University, found that people with a positive outlook live healthier and live longer. They also found that negativity causes stress which accelerates aging. In a related study by Elissa Epel, University of California, she found that those who practice positivity through meditation live longer, healthier lives.
The ability to shut down the Mr. Hyde inside you not only affects your health and longevity, it also plays a critical role in achieving success in life. Negative people get in their own way, preventing them from realizing their full potential in life. We all have a little Mr. Hyde inside us. The key is to be mindful when Mr. Hyde starts to rear his ugly head. Anger, depression, sadness, envy and jealousy, when left unchecked and not countered, are destructive forces that shackle many people to a life of poverty.
If you want to be healthy, happy, live a long life, be rich, or be successful, it may come down to the simple daily habit of practicing positivity. Gratefulness is the gateway to a positive mental outlook. So, start your day by expressing gratitude. Five minutes of daily meditation is another daily habit that creates a positive mental outlook. When you develop the daily habit of being positive, Mr. Hyde runs away. Keep your inner Mr. Hyde on the run every day. Your health and your future success depends on it.