Everyone’s heard it before. Utilize the “Power of Positive Thinking.” It has almost become a cliche. “Have a positive attitude and positive things will happen to you.” But is it just a bunch of hooey? And if not, how many people actually practice it successfully?
First and foremost, you need to understand what the Power of Positive Thinking really is. I’m not talking about walking around all day with a goofy smile on your face. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with smiling, nothing at all. But for some people it just doesn’t come as naturally as for others.
The Power is simply the effect of your own focused wielding of some of the tools that you already have to make your dreams and desires into reality. It is the positive application of the mental and emotional power that you may never have realized was within your grasp.
Your mind and your emotions can be your worst enemies or your best friends. They can be tools to achieve the life you want, or they can be allowed to run wild and become an obsticle to achievement. It’s up to you to master them, or they will control you.
The Power of Positive Thinking is really the power of directed thought and emotion. All thoughts and emotions will effect your future. If you want a “positive” future (one that brings you the life you desire), then you will need to regularly imagine yourself and your life as if you have already succeeded. When you start to feel negative thoughts coming on, you must train yourself to ignore them.
You know (or should know) what you want to happen in your life. You can ignore those dreams (and some do), or you can think on them. If you do consider them, you can choose to envision your life as it will be when you succeed, or you can worry about all the things that can happen that would lead to failure.
Worry makes failure more likely. Positive vision makes success more likely. That’s the power of positive thinking in a nutshell. If you aren’t consciously aware of your thoughts, you are probably worrying, and thus unintentionally sabotaging your own efforts. Once you become conscious of your thoughts and emotions, you are in a position to direct them as tools for the achievement of your dreams.
This Power is huge. Much more so than most people imagine. And it has been consistently utilized by the most successful members of human society for millennia. You simply cannot afford not to put it to work for you.
Think about how you can incorporate the Power of Positive Thinking into your everyday life. For some, this may involve goofy smiling. But just as often it may simply involve consciously focusing your thoughts and emotions on positive outcomes in your life.