Benefits of Positive Thinking

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"Your thoughts control your world!"

I'm not sure who made this mind over matter statement about thinking, but I agree with it!

  • "A positive attitude leads to a life that is more enjoyable!" - I agree with this statement too!

  • As well as the other benefits of a positive attitude that you'll read (or hear) about below.


Having a positive mental attitude is no cure to the ills of your world, I agree, and being positive isn't always easy, but I do believe that having a positive attitude is much better than being negative.

And I should know - I spent most of my life with a negative attitude. Anyway, read on, and (as ever) let me know your thoughts!...

 

 

Benefits of Positive Thinking

What I say...

My whole journey into self-help all began several years ago when I first noticed my own negativity! Not only did I realise that I had a negative attitude to what happened in my life, etc. - much worse was the fact that it had been like this all my life!

So I started reading a book called Personal Progress Through Positive Thinking and my life began to change, in a positive way!


And now I truly understand the question, "Is the glass half empty or half full?" and the meaning of the answer:

  • It's about your attitude to what happens in your life.

  • It's about your attitude to what you expect to happen in your life.

  • It's about your attitude to what has already happened in your life.

You can either choose to accentuate the positive (and eliminate dwelling on the negative) or not! But positive thinking is a choice!


It's a very important choice, actually. You only have to look at this collection of words that are associated with 'positive thinking', for example:

lung cancer, fibromyalgia, ibs, cancer, job search,
breast cancer, self improvement, arthritis, poverty,
anxiety, fatigue, exercise, outlook, chronic, feelings,
addiction, causes, pain, medicine, negative,
disorder, optimism, success


It seems a positive attitude has a lot to answer for!


And when life isn't going as well as you'd like it to, the last thing you want to be told is that you need to adopt a positive mental attitude. Yes, I can fully understand the resistance to all things 'positive attitude' that some people feel - especially when the virtues of the 'power of positive' are being shared by the often preachy (and always successful) 'mind over matter' brigade!

Still. And even though I understand this resistance. I firmly believe that a life lived whilst having a positive attitude will be more fulfilling, more enjoyable and just 'more' than a life lived without a positive attitude!

Can I prove it? Well, if you need me to prove the benefits of a positive attitude to you then I can't, no. As Henry Ford once said:

"Whether you think you can or
you think you can't you are right!"

Henry Ford


Which is pretty much what Michael Jordan is saying in this motivational quote:

"I can accept failure – everyone fails at something.
But I can't accept not trying."

Michael Jordan


Still, what I can do, though, is talk some more about the benefits of a positive attitude in the YouTube video below.

And I am glad to let her do so. And not because I am always positive - I'm not, far from it! But because I believe positivity - like overcoming fear, having a healthy self-esteem, being assertive - can make all of our lives 'more'. So my simply talking about the benefits of a positive mental attitude benefits ME!...

 

What I say on YouTube...