POSITIVE THINKING, WHY DOESN'T IT WORK FOR ME?
For many people, it is always easier to have negative thoughts about something that might happen than to think positively. Plus, we've always heard the saying in Murphy's Law that if something can go wrong, it will. However, these ways of thinking can also work in the opposite direction, so we can think positively, and also say that if something can go right, then it will go right. It all depends on our attitude to any situation.
Positive thinking is nothing more than having confidence in ourselves and maintaining an optimistic position in any situation. Furthermore, we must be convinced that by working hard and making an effort everything is possible. Several studies have shown that maintaining a thoughtful mind brings people closer to their goals. After all, if you believe that something is possible, you will do everything necessary to make it happen, while if you don't believe that you can achieve it, you give up easily and don't give your all.
However, maintaining a mind with positive thoughts is not easy, since we usually have approximately 50,000 thoughts a day and most of them are negative, past, or repetitive. Between society, and the biological nature of the world, our mind is predisposed to pessimism, but all this can change and become a habit that reflects the opposite. The human brain is flexible, and anyone of us can change the way our mind positions itself in difficult situations.
Like any other habit, training our mind to think positively requires effort and perseverance, but it is training worth doing. Maintaining thinking positively can improve our health, reduce stress levels, and make it easier to achieve goals, so all of this leads us to be happier.
Steps To Achieve Positive Thinking
Choose What to Focus On
Having a goal that we can focus on is the first step in achieving positive thinking. Many people only live their lives on a daily basis, but setting something to focus on, a goal, an objective, and how to reach it, is the best way to start.
Concentrate On It
Once we manage to focus our mind on a goal we must keep our concentration on that and think about how to achieve it in the best and healthy way possible. It is important to concentrate on it in a positive way.
Be Motivated By What You Want
To keep thinking positively you can think of all the benefits that goal will bring to your life; look for some motivation that will drive you to achieve what you want.
Once we have the concentration, the attitude and the strategies, all that remains is to move forward and act on that goal until it is achieved. Maintaining positive about our actions and our final objective will allow us to achieve what we want, and turn it into a normal way of thinking in our lives.
If you manage to be positive from step 1, it is possible to be in step 3 in no time, but you must always act when you feel ready because if you do not, your process to maintain thinking positively will be in vain and it will not work.