My friends refer to me as the “positive guy” in the group. I try to exude positive energy in every environment I am in. I think people see me as positive guy, not by the things I say or do, but by the negative thoughts and words I choose to eliminate from my life. You see, when people think of having a positive mind they automatically believe they have to be thinking happy-positive thoughts all the time.
I personally believe you will be more successful in achieving a positive mind if you’d simply eliminate negative thoughts and self limiting beliefs. Rather than try to fake positive thoughts when you aren’t really feeling them, try to at least eliminate the negative words and thoughts from creeping in. Your natural state, and that of all human beings, is to be in a positive state of mind. We just consciously or unconsciously screw it up by not controlling our thoughts and words.
“When we observe our word choices, we change our lives for the better.” – Yehuda Berg
Many people give up on the whole positive mind approach because they don’t see instant results. The problem arises when people say and do almost everything positive but then counteract it with negative thoughts and self limiting beliefs. Thinking positive thoughts doesn’t work until you eliminate the negative ones. The honest truth is that perfecting your technique of filtering negative thoughts may take you months, if not years. Those expecting instant gratification from instant results, need not apply. It takes time, it takes diligence and hard work but the results will come.
“Thoughts become things, choose the Good Ones!” – Mike Dooley
Read that last line one more time, from the book Infinite Possibilities. Let it soak in, because once you learn this message and internalize it’s meaning you will be in more control over the thoughts you think and you’ll definitely be more aware of the impact they have on your results. Most skeptics will say, if thoughts become things, I’ll just think my way to success. Thoughts alone don’t produce results, they will prepare you but you must act in order to produce the desired results. Start today, try to catch yourself when you think something negative and immediately replace it with a positive thought. Here I’ll get you started: