To harness the power of positive thinking it is important to first believe that it will work. If you are a naturally negative person, switching to a positive thinking person will require at least some change in your thought process. Your entire life has been spent in a negative thinking pattern. While this will not change overnight, you can gradually change your thoughts, and then reap the rewards that accompany positive thinking.
Positive thinking and self esteem go hand in hand. Society, and possibly our parents, taught us that being vain is bad. Because of this people often feel guilty when they think highly of themselves, thus blocking positive self esteem. You can have self esteem without being vain, and it is key to positive thinking. They key is to reach a balance between fully believing that you are a worthwhile person, while also realizing that the world does not revolve around only you.
One of the major roadblocks to positive thinking is fear. Fear limits us and prevents us from achieving the things we want most in life. Fear can be conquered. Each time you are presented with a situation that causes fear, take the time to stop and evaluate it. Ask yourself, what is the worst that could happen? Of course if you are about to go skydiving for the first time, the worst that could happen is death. In a situation such as that you will need to implement some rational thinking. What are the odds? Thousands of people skydive every day and are just fine. You can talk yourself out of fear if you know how to do it.
Let go of luck. If you have always considered yourself an unlucky person, you will need to let it go. That thought process directly fights positive thinking. The mind is a powerful thing, and if you feel you will not be able to obtain something because you are unlucky, then chances are you won’t. Luck is used to rationalize circumstances, and there is no proof that luck really actually exists. If you want to move on to a positive thinking mindset, you will need to let it go.
Start a positive thinking training program. Similar to an exercise training program, the more you work at it, the better the results. It might seem silly at times, especially if you are someone that is used to always thinking negatively, but don’t give up.
New habits take twenty-one days to form. Before you know it, positive thinking will be completely natural to you. Positive thinking people really do achieve more than their negative counterparts. That is a fact. Don’t waste another second. Unleash the power of positive thinking and put it to work for you!