Do you think you can be successful in everything you do? What do you think about that goal which you have failed to achieve as long as you can remember? Can you make it? Life would not be easy today if Henry Ford did not invent affordable motor vehicle. However, when Henry Ford presented his vision to the world, he was ridiculed. And people thought that Ford had gone out of his mind to pursue his vision. At this time, Ford knew more than the entire world. He knew the power of positive thinking. When criticized, he only responded with a single saying. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you are right.”
Positive Thinking Itself
Positive thinking is an attitude that involves emotions and mental. It’s an attitude that focuses only on the positive side of life. And an approach that expects positive results all the time. According to Norman Vincent Peale the author of “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Norman argues that positive thinking people expect success, health, and happiness. Thus, a positive person believes that any difficulty can be an opportunity.
Cultivating a Positive Thinking Habit
You will be amazed by the impact positive thinking can have in your life. And it will make every goal worth pursuing and every moment worth experiencing. A transition from negative thinking to positivity, however, would require intentional actions. Thus, being patient with yourself is a need. It might need dedication and hard work to adopt positivity, but it’s possible. The following are practical actions that can influence your thinking.
Always Think About Possibilities
Stop thinking probabilities, think of what is working and possible. The likelihood of success drives human decisions. And focusing on the possibilities expands your thinking. As compared to probability, it might be high or low. The possibility always exists and at full measure
Focusing on probability brings in doubt. It lowers confidence to take actions. As a result, you end up giving less attention to anything that you are pursuing. However, once you only see possibilities, you give yourself entirely to a venture. You dedicate your time and resources to achieving a specific goal. Because you believe you can make it. Actress Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”
See the Brighter Side of Criticism
Sometimes, feedback can hurt, and it hurts most when it exposes your weakness. As a human, it’s natural to pursue perfection. But, the reality itself is painful. We are not perfect, and we will always have some weaknesses. There is no need for focusing on your weaknesses. We have much potential and strengths. What you give more attention grows. And if you chose to focus on your strengths, they grow and overshadows your weaknesses.
Instead of seeing yourself as impatient, see yourself as a person who quests for action. When people complain you are bossy, think of yourself as a person who likes leading and taking charge. Think of the strengths within you. Nature them.
All the power of positive thinking is in the awareness of the power of your thoughts. Your mind can be a super-fast train if you let it be. In a second, it can take off your ideas to the past and then off to the future. To pursue positivity, you need to control your thought pattern. Thus, this is only possible if you choose to engage and feed your mind with positive content.