Positive thinking, self-growth, thinking yourself to success – so much has been said about these subjects, but is it really achievable? The truth is that the power of our minds to influence our actions cannot be underestimated.
Not everybody believes or accepts the power of positive thinking. But there is undeniable truth that negative thoughts, words and attitudes bring up negative and unhappy moods and actions. Negativity breeds more negativity, a vicious, never-ending cycle that can only lead to failure, frustration and disappointment. Conversely, positive thinking will do the exact opposite; positive thoughts lead to positive actions which lead to a happier, healthier, more successful life.
So how do we turn positive thinking into positive living? The first step is to decide that you can be a more positive person. Many people have trouble with this first step, coming up with all sorts of excuses (“I’m stuck in a lousy job”, “I’m never going to have a successful long-term relationship”, etc.) as to why they cannot be more positive. But, know this, no matter what your life is like, choosing to be more positive is entirely your choice to make.
Next, you need to commit 100% to the idea of positive thinking and positive living. Now this is harder than simply choosing to be positive. This commitment requires you to remain positive even when things seem to be going wrong in every way possible. The truth is that the most successful people are those who think, act and live their positive attitude.
Positive living requires commitment, persistence and hard work. But once you’ve trained your mind to habitually remove all negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, you will find yourself in a better position to achieve the success, happiness and the life you’ve always dreamed of.