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The Lemons of Life Can Make Lemonade

Jun 9, 2008
Creating negative thoughts is just as simple as creating positive thoughts. Sugar Ray Robinson was the one who created that thought and, while the thought may seem like an obvious one, many people still find the art of positive thinking more a chore than a choice.

Filling the mind with negative thoughts is similar to a disease. Those thoughts eat away at the mind and the happiness in life and they gain more and more strength the longer they are in the mind. For people who choose to think negatively instead of positively, it becomes almost second nature to find themselves in the midst of horrid situations. The realities of life become so ingrained in negative thought that they often find themselves lost to the world of happiness.

According to the millions of self-help books on the market today, negative thinking creates a negative energy that almost beings to control one's life. On the other hand, practicing a more positive mind set can almost evoke positive feelings and thoughts thus changing the path of life. For those who are looking for the best ways to improve overall life happiness, positive thinking is at the heart of this goal.

Once a person allows themselves to open up and release those negative thoughts positive thinking is easy. It is often fear, yes fear, that holds us back in the life of positive thinking. When we think positively about situations it often sets the mind up for failure. These failures are more difficult to deal with than the day to day lives of negative thoughts. At least with the negative thoughts, we know what to expect. In order to move from a negative mind set to a positive mind set, all holds on life need to be lifted and confidence in who we are and the abilities we have restored.

Along these same lines, remaining positive in the face of defeat is another aspect of living the positive lifestyle. Everyone fails, everyone stops short of full achievement at some point in their lives, this is the heart of drive. Without those defeats, the successes who fall short and be worth less and less to us over time.

A key step to positive thinking is to give thanks for the things already in your life. Take a moment to try this exercise. Sit down with a pen and paper and write at the top of the page, "I am thankful for" and begin listing all the things (no matter how small) for which you are grateful. You list may include: my house, my health, my mother, my son/daughter, my child's sense of humor, my pets, my friends, my intelligence, my car, etc. It does not have to mean that you have a mansion, but you are thankful because at least you have a house. Part of the trick is to even be thankful for the things that are not going the way you wish when you can see how they could be much worse. If you take the time to list every minor detail, you will get tired of writing before you run out of things to write. Another trick is to give thanks for the things that have yet to enter your life. "I am thankful for my dream job as a"

Also, try transferring the energy you spend dreading the inevitable into something more positive. Instead of spending energy on complaining about the fact that you are about to be laid off from the job you hated anyway, put that energy into figuring out how to use this time to create the job you always wanted. We have the power to design our own lives; or if you believe in fate then believe that what has happened has happened for a reason and you only have to look for the positive opportunity that fate is providing.

The next time you have to urge to say something will not happen, swallow that fear and negative expectation then allow yourself to hope that it will happen. You will find that believing in yourself is the key to a more fulfilling life. Increased productivity on the job, a more satisfying relationship, a larger raise or a coveted promotion, a more gratifying social lifeall of these are possible through positive thinking.
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The author, Elliott Roberts, is a writer at Becomng, a Self Improvement blog, covering topics ranging from Productivity to Meditation, and more. Visit Becomng, and change your life forever!
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