The power of positive thinking
You can learn to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it does take time and practice, you are creating a new habit after all
For centuries positive thinking, has been described as the power to change, this change will include your attitude, your well-being, and you destiny. Countless people can attribute positive thinking to their faith and inner strength. Spiritual and mentally they are able to stay focused, hopeful, determined and motivated, this is because of the way they choose to think.
However, you may be asking yourself how you can stay positive when there is so much negativity around. How can you stay positive when you circumstances are bad or you are going through problems?
The truth is, regardless of what is going on around you, there are also things going on inside of you. There will be feelings and thoughts that you will continually experience. These feelings and thoughts are what lead you to take action. Let me give you an example, if you lose your job there would be many thoughts and feelings associated with the situation.
These thoughts and feelings are something you will not be able to stop. However, you can take control over them in two ways, you can choose to think negative which means you tell yourself that you will not get another job, you will not make enough money in another job or you are finished. Alternatively, you start to have positive thinking and tell yourself another job is just around the corner, the next job will bring you in more money or losing your job has just opened another door which has greater opportunities for you.
In other words, if you think negative thoughts such as, “I have lost my job and I will never find another one. There is no point in even looking, because you have already convinced yourself you will not get a job. This is not only being a negative thinking it also makes you a pessimist. Whereas, if you use positive thinking such as, “I have lost my job, however, thank goodness there are still other opportunities out there. This way of thinking makes you a positive thinker or an optimist.
Now let us look at the difference between the two ways of thinking as described above. You might well say that the difference is easily seen because one is negative and one is positive. In some ways you would be right. However, the true is, there is actually more to it than that. When thinking negative it reveals a loss of self-esteem and a lack of faith. Whereas, positive thinking expresses more than words that feel and sound good. Positive thinking reveals determination, a will to succeed, and a confidence in a power greater than oneself and a belief in life itself.
When you become aware of the way you think, you can take action to use positive situations to your advantage, and re-shape the negative ones. The goal is to think positively, regardless of the situation, and make a conscious effort to see opportunities instead of obstacles.
Positive thinking should be founded on a positive belief system. These are the four keys to Positive thinking for Life to be effective and powerful.
* How you see the world.
* Where your securities come from.
* How you love others, yourself and life.
* How you believe opportunities and good fortune can come your way.
Positive thinking means you replace all negative thoughts with hopeful, faith-filled thoughts. You should dwell on the good, not the bad. You should talk about what is right, not what is wrong. You should focus on the possibilities and not on the losses. You need to keep on practicing and practicing until these steps become part of you.
Positive thinking must be reinforced with positive actions. When you have a solid foundation and genuinely believe in the best and not the worst, you are ready to step out and take some positive action. Knock on those doors and keep knocking until one opens up for you. Keep looking until you find what you are looking for. Persist and stay focused on your goal.
Finally, positive thinking requires persistence and resilience. Your faith will sometimes wane. You will be tempted to get negative. You might be tempted to think this is not working, what is the point? However, I am here to tell you it does work. It is not simply a formula; it is genuine power that creates a positive world. If you fall, get back up, and renew your faith. Practice positive thinking - act on it and you will succeed!
You can be positive for life, and it begins with you. I encourage you to believe in yourself and to believe that life is good. Today is a new day. That means you have new opportunities to learn, grow, love and laugh. It means you have a new clean slate to start afresh. By using positive thinking, you can enjoy life.