Positive Thinking: Why You Need It

Positive Thinking: Why You Need It

31/08/2018 0 By Anthony Ekanem

You have probably had someone tell you to think positive when you were in a trying situation. That is because positive thinking is widely believed to be powerful and beneficial to the thinker. Most people easily accept that when you give off positive energy, you can affect others with that positive energy, and they will in return affect you positively. It is basically the idea that what you give out is what you get back.

Positive influences are all around us. They exist because people love to feel good.  People prefer the positive to the negative. You can easily relate to this. You would rather be around someone who is optimistic and full of energy than someone who is sad and brooding around. Thinking positive and having a positive attitude to life can play a great role in life. Positive thinking is very powerful, and by putting it to work in your life, you can reap the immense benefits of a positive thinker.

What is Positive Thinking?

Positive thinking means thinking good thoughts or being generally optimistic. With positive thinking, there is no room for negative thoughts. When you are a positive thinker, you will always look on the good side of things instead of the negative side. You will not dwell on bad things; instead, you will look for the good in them. Positive thinking involves no negative thinking. Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, a positive thinker thinks about what can go right. A positive thinker is going to look for the good in things. That means they will always try to find something positive about every situation.

Positive thinking plays a large role in life. A person who thinks positive will end up having a more positive life than someone who thinks negative. A positive thinker is going to be able to stay upbeat in any situation. That is because they do not dwell on the negative of life. They can always find a way to look at the positive in any situation. When bad things happen, a positive thinker is not going to let themselves get down and they are not going to let the bad invade their thoughts. Instead, they are going to look for positive things and look to find the solution to the negative situation. They also adopt a different attitude from a negative thinker. A positive thinker is going to try to stay upbeat and happy regardless of what is happening around them. They will stay energized and not allow themselves to get down. If they feel tired or lazy, they are going to do something to help bring them back up.

Positive thinking can be used in every aspect of life, from the little things to the major ones.  It can be used to help you get through trying times. You can also use it to make your average day go a little better. Positive thinking involves being able to see the good things, even in something bad. It involves being able to turn off the negative thoughts and replace them with good thoughts.

Positive thinking will allow you to avoid always going to the negative when something bad happens. It will also allow you to assume that good things will come your way and it will help you project an attitude that will help bring good things your way. Positive thinking is something that allows you to turn negatives into positives. It allows you to look on the brighter side of life. Positive thinking will open your eyes and your life to a world that is brighter and better than the negative one most people dwell in.

Positive thinking will help you grow and be open to success. Through positive thinking, you will be able to allow yourself to start to envision your life as being positive and powerful. You will open up the door for good things to happen in your life.

Looking at it From a Child’s View

Perhaps the greatest teacher of positive thinking is a child. Children are the ultimate positive thinkers. They have not learned that life throws curves and that challenges are around every corner. They look at life as a big adventure. Maybe you should adopt that way of thinking.

Think about a child in your life. They seem to have no fear of new things. They will try anything once. They love life and are optimistic and happy. Children love to explore the world and what life has to offer. They are willing to put themselves out there just to learn. This is how they learn and how they develop their identity. It allows them to live in a positive manner. Children do not jump to the negative because they believe there is good out there. They do not know about all the bad that the world holds because you shelter them from that.

You have to develop that child-like faith. Stop yourself from dwelling on the bad in life and start looking for the positive instead. Think about that saying ‘stop and smell the roses’.  A child would do that, but would you? Chances are that it is not likely you would. So, change that about yourself. Slow down and take time to enjoy life. Stop filling everyday with to-do’s. Enjoy life and you will soon find it is easy to embrace the positive.

Here are some things that children do that you can bring into your life. These things will help you to be able to look at the positive side of things instead of the negative.

  • Explore new things. Instead of walking away from the unknown, walk towards it. Children are always exploring. This is how they learn. Start exploring again.
  • Do not walk away from a challenge. When children are challenged, they get excited and look at it as a game. Accept challenges instead of walking away.
  • Make a mess. Children are messy. They love to make messes, but most of the time, it is not just to make you mad. Children make messes because they are learning and they simply do not care if they get a little messy in the process. Happiness can be messy and unrestricted.
  • Ignore the rules. Children ignore the rules all the time. Often it gets them into trouble, but many times, they end up having a fun time simply because they are doing something they were specifically told not to do. Defying authority can be an adrenaline rush. Break a few rules (not laws) and feel like a child again.
  • Pretend. Make-believe is a big part of being a child. Almost everything you do revolves around pretending. The imagination is a wonderful thing. Go to some make-believe places. Get away from your normal life and pretend you are someone else. Have fun and you are sure to smile.

There are plenty more ways you can use the influence of a child to drive your progress towards a positive attitude. You should watch children play. Just see what they do and take notes on how different their lives are from yours. How do they get through the day without stressing about every little thing?

Forget the fact that children do not have responsibility. Responsibility should, in no way, hold you back from being positive. It is just an excuse and excuses kill the positive attitude you are working so hard to build. Just focus on being child-like. Be free and just love life.

How Powerful is Positive Thinking?

Positive thinking is, obviously, something that can have a great impact on a person. What is hard to understand is why positive thinking is so powerful. That involves taking a good look at how positive thinking works.

Positive thinking works in three different ways. First, it works on you and your general attitude. Second, it works on those around you. Lastly, it has a way of influencing your environment. How exactly positive thinking works on these things is open for debate though.

Some people believe that positive thinking is related to karma; that whatever you put out there, comes back to you. Others believe that positive thinking is a mental thing that triggers positive things. Whatever your belief, it is hard to doubt the power of positive thinking.

Once you start thinking positive, you will start to see it work for you. Positive thinking has a way of changing your view of life. You will start to find the good in things and that will make you happy. You will be less likely to feel down; instead, you will allow positive thinking to guide you to happy thoughts. You will start to do everything in a more positive way, including how you treat others. This will not go unnoticed. Your interaction with others plays a large part in your life.

Other people are going to be greatly influenced by your positive thinking. You will start to see this because they are going to start treating you differently. Others will sense your positive attitude and they will treat you in a positive way. Someone who is often rude or just inattentive to you will likely start to treat you in a nice way or pay more attention to you.

You will start to find that people are more likely to offer you help when you need it. They will likely do nice things, such as hold doors open or just give you a smile. Your positive attitude may even be contagious. You may start to see people you spend a lot of time with exhibiting your positive attitude and positive thinking.

Positive thinking has a way of even influencing your environment, but it may not be in the way you think. Just because you think positive does not mean that everything will automatically go your way. However, when you think positively, you will be less likely to see the negative in things and therefore your environment will appear to change. You will probably start to notice the little things more than ever before and that will have a nice effect on you.

Positive thinking will allow you to believe in yourself. It will allow you to believe that you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it. You will be able to set goals and reach them because you will believe that you can do it. You will not have negative thoughts to hold you back.

Positive thinking is very influential. It is going to start to shape everyone and everything around you. You are going to see the great power it has almost immediately. The power of positive thinking is not subtle. You have to make an effort to let positive thinking start turning all your thoughts and ideas into positive thoughts and ideas. It is up to you to start pushing the negativity out of your head and let positive thoughts guide you.

When you start to find your thoughts drifting to the negative, it is your responsibility to make an effort to make them positive instead. Go ahead and train yourself to always find the positive in anything. One you do this, it will go a long way towards changing your attitude. The power of positive thinking is that it will shape your life. Positivist is so contagious that it will affect the world around you. You will start to see positive thinking everywhere you go.

Positive thinking has a power that is undeniable. It is something that will not be subtle. It will have such a great impact on you and your life that you will wonder how you ever lived before putting it to work in your life. The true power of positive thinking is that it allows you to live life to its fullest potential without letting negativity bring you down.