The Power of Positive Thinking

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Everybody has heard of the “power of positive thinking”, but most people dismiss the effect it can have on their lives. Some out of skepticism, but for others, it’s out of hopelessness.

But the one trait common to most or all of the naysayers, is that they haven’t tried. Please don’t be one of those people. Give me just a few minutes of your time, and hear (or in this case read) me out. Your Outlook on life may chance, as well as the direction of it.

The thing about it is, that is its essence. The change in perspective. All it takes is a shift in view, and so many other things change with it.

Okay, I can sense it already. You’re ready to call  me out and go read something else. But, let’s think about it. Let’s think about the people in your life. In this case, those that are negative and probably not as enjoyable to be around. How’s their life going? And is it really their circumstance that is causing the negativity, or the negativity that is causing the circumstance. I might not be able to convince you which is the chicken and which is the egg, or what came first, but at least I got you thinking about it.

But I’m not writing this to be negative, this is about positivity! So now think about your happiest, most positive friends who you’ve never or rarely seen frown. How are there lives? And even when they’ve been in hard times or going through misfortunes, how were their attitudes? What impact did it have. I bet they remained positive and got themselves out of it. Or even if they’re still in some of those circumstances, would it be harder for them if they were like the former group of friends above?

That’s the thing, we cannot control all our circumstances, but we can control how we act on them, and the general direction of our lives overall.

If you don’t take anything else out of this article, at least spend some more time around those positive friends. I think they might do the rest of the convincing for me.

Now, let’s stop taking a look at your friends. Let’s analyse you.

Take a Good Look at Yourself

Grab a notebook and pen and take a really good look at who you are as an individual. Think about your good qualities first and write them, and anything else you like about yourself. Don’t be humble, think about just how good you are. Love yourself or learn to do it.

Next, think about your character traits that need to be changed or eliminated. Write those flaws down and be honest with yourself this time too.

Positive thinking will not benefit you at all unless you recognize your flaws and accept that they need to be changed.

But once you’ve accepted all the negative things about yourself and realize that no one’s perfect, but everyone is on a life journey where they can get better, you’ll find that even on a subconscious level, those flaws will start to change themselves.

Who’s Your Hero?

Now let’s go beyond just you and your friends. Who do you look up to?  Who do you want to be more like?

Your heroes need not be famous or financially well off, all they need are character traits that you find to be honorable and desirable.  Think about the reasons why you chose those particular people. Jot those reasons down.

Good, now

Picture This

Visualization is aGoo key part of using positive thinking for your personal success. It’s really quite easy to do. Simply go to a quiet area of your home where you will not be disturbed for fifteen minutes to half an hour. Close your eyes and imagine yourself with all of the good character traits that you desire. Do this every day.

Make a plan of attack

The use of positive thinking requires goal setting, so you can achieve your personal success. You will need to set goals that are truly realistic. Changes simply don’t occur overnight. Your goal setting plan should also include a strategic map of successfully reaching your targets for your personal success.

Surround yourself with good positive thoughts

You must eliminate as much negative energy as possible. Of course, it is impossible to get rid of all negative forces. You should simply try to keep as many positive influences close to you. You will also have to keep your thoughts as positive as you can. Anytime you begin to think negative thoughts or feel like you cannot achieve your goals, you should read some inspirational sayings or watch a few motivational videos. This will help to lift your spirits and help get you back on the track to success.

Continue improving on your self development

As soon as you achieve one goal, you should immediately start thinking of new goals for you to set for yourself. The power of positive thinking can work for any kind of success you wish to find in your life. Whether it is becoming a better and more well-rounded individual, gaining financial freedom and stability or finding new friends or that special love interest, you can get what you desire if you always remember to think positive thoughts and believe in yourself.

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