The Power of Positive Thinking
From the time we are young we are told not to do certain things. We hear the words “no” and “can’t” all too often. We go through difficult times; everything from divorce to the loss of jobs or loved ones. We sometimes become bitter and negative about everything in life.
Being optimistic is directly related to how we think. Positive thinking has the power to change a lot of things in our lives. Research reveals that positive thinking is more than just being happy or having a happy attitude. Positive thoughts can actually help you create life skills that last much longer than a mere smile (though smiling is awfully important, too).
Negative thoughts, on the other hand, can narrow your mind and make you focus on the wrong things. They keep you from seeing opportunities and moving forward. There is always that “what if” scenario going through your mind.
Positive thinking impacts your work, your health, and your life in every way. It’s been shown to affect how you develop your skills; it affects your health in how you see things. For instance, when you are happy, contented and feel loved, you see more possibilities for your life.
In this series of three brief articles, I want to talk about what “positive thinking” actually is and how it affects us. We’ll see why it works and how you can incorporate it into your daily life.
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” ~ Nicholas M. Butler
Come back next Monday for a look at what positive thinking really is.