#257: Are You a Positive Thinker?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
When faced with adversity, do you try to find the positives in the situation? Or do you allow yourself to drown in the misery of the moment?
When you practice positive mental thinking, the positives have a way of jumping to the forefront of your observations, regardless of the circumstances. The mind of a person who possesses PMA -- Positive Mental Attitude -- always finds a way to overcome problems.
Fill your mind with reinforcing wisdom from books and tapes such as "The Power of Positive Thinking," "Acres of Diamonds," "The Magic of Believing," and "Think and Grow Rich."
Repeat daily positive affirmations reminding yourself that you are a worthy person, someone who is deserving of success. When a failure hits, automatically think of ways of overcoming the situation.
That is PMA thinking.
You can achieve IF you believe you can.
You can overcome problems IF you believe you can.
Here's an exercise to help develop a positive mental image:
Write yourself a letter and tell yourself in the letter all of the positive attributes you possess. Are you caring and compassionate? Maybe you're a skilled mechanic or cook. Or good at sports or writing or music. What are your individual, specific positives?
Then, ask a close friend to write a similar letter about you. It will be reinforcing to read what special skills and abilities that dear friend believes you possess.
Practice having a positive mental outlook and soon it will become second nature.
Above all, always believe in yourself. Always!