Learning how to think positive is one of the most valuable skills you can ever learn. When you change your thinking and become more positive, everything shifts. Your mood improves, you are more fun to be around and you have more energy.
Besides making you feel better, the power of thinking positive has proven benefits for health and longevity. You reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and you lower your level of distress – the major contributor to all health problems. Imagine how much money would be saved in health costs if learning “how to think positive” was part of the curriculum in grade school.
When you learn how to think positive, you will also tune in to opportunities you never saw before and other reasons to be happy.
Who is right? The person who says the world is a terrible place because there is so much violence and poverty. Or the person who says the world is a wonderful place because nature is beautiful and there are many kind, loving people.
Of course, they are both right. Each of those people are focusing on different things.
Learning how to think positive simply means that you CHOOSE to focus on what is right, good and beautiful.
Perhaps you, like me, have had some of the best things in your life come out of situations that you had originally judged as being bad. Why not have the attitude that something good will come out of everything that happens?
Your beliefs are very powerful. They are your invisible director driving your experience of life.
Your beliefs create the limits of your life experience. What you believe you are capable of, what you believe is possible for you and what you believe you deserve, create the foundation of your life experience.
If you have any doubt about the power of belief, please see my article on the Placebo Effect. When you learn how to think more positively, you will start to reshape your beliefs and that will give you the power to be or do whatever you set your mind to.
Visualization and imagination are the “languages” of the mind. Before you can complete an action, your brain has to make a picture of that action. You may not be aware that your brain is doing that but it is true. This is a very important concept because it is impossible for your brain to picture a negative concept. For example, try not to think of a vanilla ice cream cone. What do you think of?
In other words if you tell children: “Don’t slam the door.” They make a mental image of slamming the door – and they do. They can’t help themselves.
Instead you should say “Please close the door softly,” --If that is what you want them to do.
Most people who are learning to think positively, use daily affirmations. It is very important to use ONLY the positive form of the statements and NOT what you are trying to change.
How to Think and Stay positive-- step by step.
Positive Power Thinking (My twist on positive thinking)