“The positive thinker sees the imperceptible, feels the elusive, and achieves the incomprehensible.”
It’s much simpler to be skeptical than to be hopeful, to look at a glass as half-empty instead of half-full and to criticize and judge rather than express appreciation for everything that happens to us.
Positive thinking is, clearly, something that can have an incredible effect on an individual. It is a mental and passionate attitude that spotlights on the brilliant side of life and expects positive results.
A positive thinker anticipates joy, well-being and achievement, and accepts he or she can conquer any impediment and trouble. However, some consider positive thinking as a total waste of time.
Today I will present you six simple rules in Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich”, that will help you adopt the attitude of positive thinking:
• THINK about what you THINK ABOUT. If you catch yourself thinking about unhappiness, ill health and adversity, “change the channel” and think about what you want to happen.
• When something happens by chance, follow up. Lucky people tend to notice and act on good things that occur by happenstance.
• Believe that good things will happen. Expectations have a way of coming true.
• When bad things happen, look for the bright side. Ask, “what did I learn from that?” or, “how do I keep it from happening again?” Don’t dwell on it, move on!
• If the horse dies, dismount. Don’t continue to pour money and effort into a lost cause.
• Don’t look for love in the wrong places. Not just romantic love but the love of “stuff.” Stuff is O.K., but understand the delusion of “I’ll be happy when I have this or that,” or “when I live over there,” or “when this happens.” Happiness is a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant most of the time.
• Failure is a choice made by the undisciplined. Failing to meet your objectives, regardless of what they are, is a choice, because something else has been given higher priority. If you fail, it is because you choose to fail.
• You don’t “catch” depression and you don’t “catch” happiness… you “create” them by the thoughts you put into your mind. Carefully choose what you read, listen to and the people with whom you associate.
“The Mind is everything. What you think about, you become”– Buddha
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