Why Use Positive Thinking
If you feel people are naturally gifted, or that everything in your life is determined, then you’re likely going to wonder: why use positive thinking?
There are many reasons to use positive thinking: it makes you feel better, helps you stay focused on your goals and think about an outcome that’s more appealing than failure.
Now if you really believe that everything is already decided for you then you may feel positive thinking wouldn’t make a difference. But it does, and this has been proven over and over again – that’s why you need to use positive thinking, because it works. Your life isn’t decided already, you get to decide how your life will unfold. And by applying positive thinking regularly you’ll create a positive and pleasant life.
You choose your words and you choose your thoughts which are then sent to your subconscious mind which picks up on them and follows them as instructions. It then creates your life based on your thoughts, beliefs and words.
Ever say something negative or harsh to someone and wish you could take it back? We’ve all had that happen at some point. And it’s one reason why positive thinking is so important, because if you think positive thoughts, positive words always follow and positive outcomes will take place. That’s because your subconscious will make sure what you think and believe will happen. Positive thinking and positive beliefs equal a positive life.
Develop Positive Thinking
To develop positive thinking you need patience, practice and a good deal of effort. If you’re a chronic negative thinker, it will require even more effort.
Your goal is to retrain your brain from automatically thinking negative to automatically thinking positive – even when you’re angry, upset or disappointed.
Here are some exercises you can apply to develop positive thinking:
1) Journal every day. Take some time each day to record anything you want about your life. Write down what happened during the day, your goals, secrets, and anything else! You don’t have to write long; 5 or 10 minutes is sufficient. Once you’ve finished writing, go back and read your musings and look for any negative words, like can’t, won’t, fail, no, and should’ve. Cross those words out and rewrite the sentence with a positive tone. If you continually do this, you’ll retrain your brain to think and write more positive words in the future.
2) Listen to the way others speak. Take about a week and really listen to what other people are saying. As you do this, you’ll be able to tell if they engage in more positive thinking or negative thinking. Try not to correct them, but if you happen to notice that your friend or family member is continually speaking negatively, you could let them know how you’re retraining your brain to think more positive and maybe they will want to as well!
3) Take more time to think before you speak. This sounds like a no-brainer, but taking just a few seconds longer to speak is just enough time for you to consciously utilize positive thinking and allow the words that come out to be positive.
4) Listen to positive audio. Take time on a daily basis to listen to positive and motivating speakers so that you’ll be more likely to engage in positive thinking. The more you hear positivity, the more likely you are to adopt a positive perspective in life. Listen to audio in your car, at home, at the office, or on your iPod while you do just about anything.
These are just a few ways you can allow positive thinking to impact your life. The key is just to get started as now you understand why the use of positive thinking is so important for your life. By working with positive thinking you send positive instructions to your subconscious mind, forcing it to create positive situations and positive outcomes in your life. You’ll also eliminate all the negative situations that keep coming up. So start today, the sooner you do the better.
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