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Positive Versus Negative Thinking … Why Some People Are, and Why Some People Aren’t

Filed in Motivation by on May 27, 2020 2 Comments • views: 4704

Positive Versus Negative Thinking and the Battle Continues

Hey there, folks! Ever notice how everyone’s got their own take on life? Some folks see the glass as half full, others as half empty – or maybe it’s filled with mud! I’ve spent a good chunk of time pondering why people view life so differently, and here’s my two cents: it boils down to choice.

I get it; some say, “I’m not choosing to be upset or stressed; life is making me that way!” I used to be on that train about 20 years ago. But let me tell you, after facing life’s curveballs, I’ve had a change of heart – the lights came on.

You know those brain experts and motivational gurus like Napoleon Hill, Bob Proctor, and Brian Tracy? They all agree on one thing: “Change your thinking, change your life.” After hearing Bob Proctor drop some wisdom, I’ve got this quote on my fridge: “The only thing about a man that is a man is his mind, everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.” Deep, right?

So, what separates the ‘doers’ from the ‘fowgetaboutits’? It’s the continuous training of the mind, making a conscious effort to master thinking. I can already hear the skeptics: “What if I face a disaster – like death or losing everything?” Well, having lived beyond my 20s, I can vouch that, no matter the challenge, your thinking sees you through.

Seeing things positively means finding your way out of tough spots. Your mind’s a muscle, and it needs a workout. If all it hears is “I can’t do this” “life’s too hard,” it obediently learns what you’re teaching.

Wondering how to break free from a funk? I’ve been there, trust me. Take action daily to think differently. Yeah, I hear you asking, ‘How in the world?’ Here’s a gem from my fridge: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality…to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Thanks, R. Buckminster Fuller!

Taking action to make a change is easier said than done, but remember that time you planned a family holiday? It became a goal, a mission – almost like you were on autopilot. Create a new reality to replace a bad situation. Find a truth you want to replace it with, see it, want it, and watch your actions become automatic.

Being positive isn’t about ignoring reality; it’s about refusing to let it define you. Tackle issues head-on and build a new model that makes the old one obsolete. Not sure where to start? Check out Bob Proctor’s video on “Changing Your Paradigms.” Listen to daily motivation from the experts – it might just be the kick in the pants you need! Cheers to daring to dream!

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  1. As another who has passed that 20+30 mark and then some, I can attest to all you say here. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that life is full of surprises, and not all of them are convenient or happy ones. Finding the positive in any situation goes a long way to making peace in our lives.

    One of the things I so value about getting to know you through Squidoo and now HubPages is your genuinely cheerful outlook. Thank you for finding your way from the uncertainties of youth to the uncertainties-plus-positive-attitude of maturity.

  2. @Kathryn, thanks so much, I really appreciate that. You have a terrific attitude through all of it as well, you’re always there looking for a solution oriented way through.

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