I believe just as many others do that positive thinking and written goals are something that can propel you too much greater success than just hoping for good to come. One thing that should be mentioned too more often though is the role of negative thinking in our lives.
Negative thinking to me is just looking at the bad side of a situation. Things like “If I run I might hurt myself” or “I don’t want to give up chocolate forever” or “What’s the point, I will probably fail anyway” these are very dis-empowering thoughts and they will stop you from achieving success. Really all negative thinking is is a pattern of thought. Since it is a pattern you can change it and not have it as much in your life anymore.
We have all had tough times and bad thoughts roll through our head but if you think about a time when you were excited and looked forward to a situation compared to a time where you were scared, worried and though you might fail you can remember I am sure the lack of strength and the lack of commitment that you felt. There is nothing worse and what a terrible way to go through life scared of what is coming up looking with fear at the opportunities that await.
The other problem with using negativity is that it just does not open many doors for you for new experiences. If you look around and see someone that is always negative, do they get accepted as easily socially as others? Do they seem to get the chance to try new things? I feel very strongly, some would probably say too strongly that to be positive and excited will change the way that you feel and the way that others interact with you.
So what do you do about negative thoughts and the terrible things that they inflict on you? First of all you can resolve to wake up in the morning excited about what is coming. Know that there is excitement in life and it is up to you to search it out and have some of it.
Next there was an idea I picked up from Tony Robbins years back and it was based on some kind of a book. See how many days in a row you can go without having a negative thought. This is very difficult since we all get caught behind bad drivers, have grouchy sales people in stores and angry coworkers but in trying to have no negative thoughts you will really see a reflection of what negativity does to people and what you are missing out on by not falling into that pattern.
So now I have told you about two of the secrets of a better life. I have mentioned lots of times about how being positive is great and helpful but now you can also know why it is a good thing to avoid negativity as well.