I have always been a huge advocate of the idea that thinking or feeling positive, even in a negative situation can change a person’s entire outlook on the situation. The concept that putting positive things into the universe will return positive things back to you is one I live by.
“Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile. The impact of positive thinking on your work, your health, and your life is being studied by people who are much smarter than me.”
When I am fearful of something I always try to spin it into something affirming. For example, when I get nervous flying during turbulence I say a little prayer such as, “Please let us land safely”, instead of the obvious, “Don’t let us crash”. For one, thinking like this puts out the positive vibe into the universe to land safely. Additionally, it offers a way to turn my fear into a more useful and constructive thought process, which in turn puts me in a healthier mindset to deal with that fear.
In an the article “How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work”, James Clear describes the value and power of positive thinking in all aspects of a person’s life. Please enjoy this article at jamesclear.com
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