Positive thinking gives you the power to change your reality. It is also one of the most overlooked subjects in many people's lives. The truth is, we get caught up in our daily stresses and concentrate primarily on the situations that we do not want to happen instead of the progression we'd like to see.
We'd rather dwell on adversity and complain about the aspects of life that we have little to no control over. Our pessimistic views tend to develop cyclical habits that produce negative results on a consistent basis.
How do we break this pattern of negativity? How do we anticipate happiness, health, and success while believing we can overcome any obstacle? The answer is through positive thinking.
Though the solution is quite simple in concept, the fact of the matter is that adjusting one's thought process will take deliberate efforts and substantial time.
Looking back, I too have had battles with positive thinking. I remember working a full-time job and wanting to become a successful entrepreneur. I’d frequently visualize myself in the role of a business owner and would get excited over the possibilities of freedom and prosperity.
Every time the thought crossed my mind, I’d tell myself "One day I will." I was hopeful and had positive thoughts about the future. Though, I technically exercised positive thinking my actual results were negative.
In fact, my thought patterns enabled procrastination. I spent over ten years thinking "one day" I would make a change and pursue entrepreneurship. A noticeable change did not occur until a strong belief system had formed within.
My struggles have taught me that positive thinking is the difference between wanting and knowing good things will happen. One must believe in themselves and what they're pursuing in order to form a strong foundation and encourage productivity through positive thoughts.
I was stagnant not because I did not have the right ideas, but because I chose not to execute them. I was fearful of losing my 9 to 5 and not being able to make ends meet. I was hesitant because I didn't want to fail at something that meant a great deal to me. I did not have a strong believe system, which is what inevitably prevented me from taking action and creating a life that was more aligned with my goals.
Positive thinking is important because our thought patterns effect our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Being able to process your ideas, feelings, and expectations in a positive manner can create balance, peace, and happiness.