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The Key To Positive Thinkingfrom: Jim Holden - staff writer
"Lousy" is one word most people would use to describe life. People who experience failure often tend to take another look at their lives and see it in a different manner. People tend to magnify their mistakes and believe that these failures have more impact in their lives than what they have experienced. This attitude is a very human characteristic.
One proof of this can be seen in the way we take a look at a dot in a piece of paper. What does this mean? Well, let's say that you have a piece of perfectly white paper in your hand. It is immaculately white, but when you drip a spot of ink on it, you tend to see it for the spot. You tend to forget about the rest of the paper which remains white and focus on the spot. In your mind, the spot becomes the paper.
In the same manner, people tend to see their lives for their failures. They forget about all of the success they experience and just see themselves as useless failures. This thinking tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. People who think they are failures end up being failures. The lack in confidence eventually grows larger and larger, fed by each failure and causing the next downfall. People become trapped in the never-ending cycle of failure, praying that some force would turn their fate around.
How do you stop this cycle? How can a person turn it all around and be successful in life? There is one possible answer to these questions: positive thinking. Positive thinking is the key to many entrepreneurs' success. With positive thinking, you can turn any failure into a success!
How, you ask? Well, with positive thinking, you are not limited by your worst enemy. Who might this enemy be? The answer to that is: you. You are your own worst enemy. You can do anything once you set your mind to it, and the only thing stopping you is your lack of positive thinking.
Many people doom their ventures to failure before they have even started implementing their plans. They are daunted by the risks of their activity and are stopped cold by their subconscious. When you think that something is doomed to fail, you will subconsciously look for any flaws in it. When you encounter one of these flaws, you will lose hope and abandon the project to failure.
Positive thinking can help you overcome this habit. By thinking positive, you turn your attention away from the threats and concentrate on any opportunities. Because of positive thinking, you will be able to achieve anything you can think of.
What is the key to positive thinking? Many people believe that the key to positive thinking is the act. They think that positive acting equals positive thinking. However, be reminded that positive thinking acts best on your subconscious. If you act like everything's fine, but think that everything's going to hell, you don't have positive thinking.
One step you can take towards positive thinking is taking a realistic account of your life. Failures aren't monsters that try to eat your life up. Failures do not cause more failures. Failures are distinct events that you can stop if you put your mind to it. By taking account of all the good in your life and not just the bad, you will be able to achieve positive thinking.