An earlier blog post discussed the power of positive thinking but only grazed the surface. This is such an expansive topic and there is so much to be learned. How often have we been told to see the glass as half full instead of half empty? The logic behind it is simple seeing the glass as half full is approaching it in a positive manner. A positive outlook can serve as the foundation for bigger and better things. Let’s discuss phrases we use everyday and see how changing around a few words can make a difference.
- What if things don’t work out? Why subject yourself to thinking the worst case scenario? How about you ask yourself what if things do work out? Constantly going over all the things that will lead you to failure definitely does not put you on the path to success. It is normal to have doubts and fears but when we let them take over our imagination that’s where we run into trouble.
- Don’t think of your problems as problems. Think of them as challenges that you need to overcome. If you make a list of all the problems you need to solve there’s a high chance you will keep putting it off. But if you approach that list as a task that you need to conquer you are more likely to tackle something on that list. Giving yourself a new perspective helps with the positive reenforcement when you complete a challenge.
- Don’t make excuses. Take the word "but" out of your vocabulary. I need to go exercise but I feel tired. I need to get this essay completed but I’ll worry about it after I finish this new show I’m watching. It is so easy to make excuses for yourself but in the long run the only person you end up hurting is yourself.
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