Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is all about attitude!

Positive thinking, in its most simplistic form, depends on your attitude. It makes you a winner or a loser. It’s up to you. Whatever you think you can or cannot do, you’re right! And your thoughts and attitude totally control your path, your destiny, and your future.

Charles Swindoll said, [quote]The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.[/quote]

Attitude is a choice.

Remember Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who said, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Your very attitude will determine whether or not you will be. It’s all in your mind.

[quote]A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild. But whether cultivated or neglected, it must and will bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein and will continue to produce their kind.[/quote] according to James Allen, from As A Man Thinketh.

“You can accomplish anything, if you just put your mind to it,” said George McFly from “Back to the Future.”

It is essential that you develop strength of character. When you do, people around you will admire your fortitude. You must accept life as it comes and avoid a constant pity-party. Be strong and cope well, and the world will stand with you. But whine and you stand alone! So no more excuses, no more whining. Stop telling yourself what you can’t do; and do what you know you must do. Then do it to the best of your ability.

Positive thinking means also putting in some effort in order to fulfill your true potential. Life is about you and how you feel about yourself, not about whether you’re born to riches or poverty. It’s not about a list of relationships you’ve been in and it’s not about what you look like. It’s not about how much stuff you’ve accumulated or your status in the world’s eyes.

It’s about your self-image. So, what’s important to you? You must choose it or it will be chosen for you. You snooze, you lose!

Many are capable of greatness, but they fail not because they didn’t have what it takes, but because they held back on their ability.

Everything is going to be OKMaybe they’re afraid to just let go and give it everything they’ve got. Too many use the half-minded approach – they never really give it their all. Don’t approach anything with half your mind engaged.

William James told us,

[quote]There’s no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.[/quote]

You must learn to trust yourself and give life everything you have. You might be asking, “What if I make mistakes?” Well, what if you do? You’re human, aren’t you? You are going to make mistakes, lots of them. Who cares? What’s important is whether or not you learn from those mistakes. When you do, pat yourself on the back and remind yourself that there is no such thing as impossible. Impossible is doable, it just takes a little longer.

A more positive attitude can literally change your life and make you happier and successful, but only if you choose to do so. Attitude is everything.