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By Shane Young | October 9, 2015 |
You can achieve almost anything if you think positive. Positive thinking is more than just saying you’ll achieve something, it’s truly believing you’re capable of that success. Too often people have belief in limiting thoughts that are difficult to overcome, particularly since many of these thoughts are buried deeply in the subconscious. They may come from childhood or a misstep along the way. It might be something parents carried with them and passed on to you. Identifying your limiting thoughts and seeing them for the fallacies they are can help you on the road to successful positive thinking.
Too often people focus on what’s wrong and not what’s right about themselves. You’re never too old to change those things you don’t like, but you have to accept them as a part of the beautiful person you are. New studies show that we’re constantly creating new brain cells and new connections in the brain, so even raising your IQ is possible, which was once thought impossible. Creating a goal and focusing on it, as though you’ve already achieved it, can help you reach that goal and even surpass it.
Thomas Edison tried to create a incandescent light bulb that would glow for many hours, but had many unsuccessful attempts. He chose to look at each attempt differently and that attitude reflects in his famous quote, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” He also said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Edison had the right idea. Failure is not the opposite of success, but a learning tool to tell you to go in a different direction. When you change the way you look at things you can accomplish anything.
No matter what you go through in life, if you expect it to turn out well, it will. The same is true for your health, your fitness and even your relationships. Often we don’t try something because we’re sure it won’t work or end up in a fight because we expect the other person to be argumentative and jump on everything they say. Your mind and your body are one and you can be the master of both, but it takes focus and positive expectations.
When you think positive, you learn to expect the best. Trying a new, healthier way of eating becomes a joy and adventure, rather than a dread.
Thinking positive can keep you going toward your goal, so you don’t become one of those people who quit right before they’re about to achieve their goals.
Thinking positive doesn’t mean you don’t observe dangers and pitfalls, those are just ruts in the road to success. It means you keep your eye on the brass ring and deal with the pitfalls as they come.
Everyone has a little child them who’s still delighted with life and all it has to offer. When you think positive, you find that child and look at the world through those eyes.
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