You may have heard people talk about the power of positive thinking, you may have experienced it yourself, or you might think it’s a load of nonsense. If it’s the latter, what have you got to lose by giving it a try? You could change your life.
According to the motivational public speaker and self-development author, Brian Tracy, optimists seem to have different ways of dealing with the world that set them apart from the average. He says that happy people keep their minds on what they want, and keep looking for ways to get it. They are clear about goals, and they are confident that they will accomplish them, sooner or later. They also look for the good in every problem or difficulty. When things go wrong, as they often do, they say, “That’s good!”. And then set about finding something positive about the situation.
Accidents happen, and no one is saying that there will not be bad times in life, but it is how you deal with them that counts and this is what will change your life. When something terrible happens, there are always solutions, and there is always help. If you have a car accident, for example, then it can be challenging to see the positive in that situation. However, in that situation, these lawyers will help you find peace of mind because there are always people who have been in your position before. There are always experts who know the best way to deal with things and people you can learn from.
In every difficult situation you find yourself in, or indeed every mistake that you make, or failure that you have; ask yourself if you’re going to win or going to learn? Don’t think about failing; think about the opportunities to grow. You are never going to lose… you are going to win, or you are going to learn, so don’t let the fear of failure stop you from anything.
If you find it challenging to have a positive mindset, if it just doesn’t come naturally to you and you don’t understand how you can change it because things always go wrong for you, then there are a few things you can try which should help you. What have you got to lose?
According to research, people who meditate daily display more positive emotions than those who don’t. Try some meditation apps or have a look on YouTube to get started, it won’t be long before you see the benefits, and you’ll wonder what you did without it.
A study published in the Journal of Research in Personality examined 90 undergraduate students who were split into two groups. The first group wrote about an intensely positive experience each day for three consecutive days. The second group wrote about a control topic.
Three months later, the students who wrote about positive experiences had better mood levels, fewer visits to the doctor, and experienced fewer illnesses. Start by writing positive things about your day each night before you go to bed – even if you can’t find anything positive, look harder. Did you enjoy a nice bath, a nice lunch, a good chat on the phone with someone? There will always be something, and once you start looking for positive things, they will be much easier to find.