The Power of Positive Thinking
Your life is a
series of stories and you are the author.
Read the sentence
again. Did you realize this?
Does it scare you or make you feel powerful?
If you think about
it, it is a very cool thing! And it
goes way beyond the glass half empty ~ glass half full concept.
For every event
that happens in your life, you choose how you see it.
You get to write the story. Many
of your stories probably have similar main themes:
~ Nothing ever goes
right for me.
~ People are always
taking advantage of me.
~ No one pays attention
~ Iím just not good at
~ They blew me off.
~ I canít catch
But you donít
have to think this way. How
self-defeating and depressing is it to think that nothing good ever happens to
you? Is your life really that
different than others or are you just seeing it that way?
Letís take a
really simple example. You call
someone and leave them a message. They
do not call you back. You wait a
couple of days and they still havenít called you back.
What do you start saying
to yourself about it? You usually
start making assumptions.
They donít like me.
I give up.
They always do that to
me. Iím not going to try anymore.
They blew me off.
They just donít want to talk to me.
When someone doesnít
return your call, do you REALLY know what happened?
No. Since you are the author
of your life, you get to choose what the story is!
Instead make the
story be something like this:
must be really busy. I have a lot to offer.
I should call back!Ē
ďThey must not have
gotten my message. Iíll try
Thinking like this will
make you feel a LOT better! And, you'll be more friendly when you do talk
to them again.
Now consider that you
can do this with ANYTHING that happens in your life!! How much better will
feel? How much more positive?
Think about it - you
can't always change WHAT happens to you but you sure have the power to change
your story and thus your reaction to what happens to you! Give it a whirl
- you'll be amazed at the differences you'll see!
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