Positive thinking leads
to positive results.

Positive thinking is a habit. But why does negative thinking creep in so easily? It's because it's all around us. It's in the the news, media, conversations, etc. Jack Canfield refers to CNN as Constant Negative News. (How true is that!)

So, it's important to understand how your thinking affects your productivity, relationships, and success.

Negative Thinking

"I'm fat."
"I've got no money."
"My job sucks."

We think it's apparent that negative thinking has a weakening affect on a person. Heck, it's in the term: negative thinking.

These ideas curtail any attempt to change. They are definitive. It's easy to keep manifesting the thoughts, in your head, into reality.

If you say "I can't"...you're right.
If you say "I shouldn't"...you're right.
If you say "I don't deserve"...once again, you're right!

Saying you can't do something ultimately means you won't. You have already made the decision that whatever it is that you are seeking is out of your reach.

Napoleon Hill says, "Whatever a man can conceive and believe, he can achieve." You attract what you think into your life, even if it is negativity.

Positive Thinking

I saw James Arthur Ray demonstrate an exercise where he asks you to list your negative thoughts. He then instructs you to write their polar opposites (positive thoughts) next to them.

Let's take the negative ideas above and list the polar opposites.

I'm fat.I have great health.
I've got no money.I am prosperous and abundant.
My job sucks.I am grateful for this opportunity.

This exercise ditches the negative thinking. When you focus on the positive, you'll start to see more positive things and experience more positive results. It's the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like. If you want more joy in your life, focus on things that create joy. If you want greater health, be conscious of your food choices and physical activities. If you seek greater prosperity, grow your knowledge on wealth creation.

Have you ever experienced the world sending you signals that matched the thoughts you were focusing on at the time?

When we bought our last car, I already knew what I wanted. I was looking at online ads, going to dealerships, and reading reviews. All of a sudden, I noticed more and more of that particular car on the road. Do you think that's a coincidence?

Pay attention to your thoughts.

They can either do one of two things.

  • Weaken you.

    Ignore the thoughts that weaken you. Toss aside the notions "I can't...I shouldn't...I don't deserve..." These negative thoughts paralyze your ability to move forward and change.

    If someone tries to implant a negative thought in your head ("you can't...you shouldn't...you don't deserve..."), say thank you and shrug it off. They can attempt to plant the negative seed, but you can choose to let it fall on rocky ground.

  • Empower you.

    Everything is neutral. Things and events only have the meanings in which we give them. Now that you're in control, search for the positive in everything.

    These ideas add power and fuel to your mind. Even when it's difficult, make a conscious decision to focus on empowering thoughts and possibly step out of your comfort zone. When you're uncomfortable, that's when you grow.

    My wife and I experienced an investment that didn't perform the way we had anticipated. We went down the road of negative thinking. "It's too difficult," we complained. We even started finger pointing. We weren't making the situation any better.

    We had to trigger positive thinking. We needed bigger thoughts in order to learn from the situation, that's the meaning of success. We had to put power behind our thinking.

    "What's the lesson?"
    "How can we make this better?"
    "What are we thankful for?"

    Notice how these thoughts trigger deeper analysis. Under any circumstance, situation, or issue, know that you have everything you need at this moment in order to solve any problem. If you believe that, how much power do you think you have now?

Pay attention to what ideas are taking space in your head. Discard negative thinking.

If you want positive results, positive relationships, positive impacts to your financial success, focus on positive thinking.

Action Steps

  • If you have negative thoughts, write them down on a piece of paper.
  • Next to them, write their polar opposites.
  • Focus on the positive and make a conscious effort to ditch the negativity.

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