Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.
A person using positive thinking anticipates happiness, health, and success, and believes that they can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.
Positive thinking is not a concept that everyone believes and follows. Some, consider it as nonsense and look down on people who follow it. However, there is a growing number of people, who accept positive thinking as a fact and believe in its effectiveness.
To use it in your life, you need more than just to be aware of its existence. You need to adopt the attitude of positive thinking in everything you do.
How Does Positive Thinking Work
Let’s say you’re applying for a new job, but don’t believe you will get it. Your self-esteem is low, you consider yourself a failure and you have a negative attitude. You also think that the other applicants are better and more qualified than you. Your mind is occupied with negative thoughts and fears concerning the job and you actually, anticipate failure.
On the day of the interview, you get up late, the shirt you planned to wear is dirty, and the other one needs ironing. So you had to go to the interview wearing a wrinkled shirt and without eating breakfast.
During the interview, you’re tense, negative, hungry and worried about your shirt. All this distracts your mind and makes it difficult for you to focus on the interview. Your overall behavior makes a bad impression, and consequently, you fear materialized and you did not get the job.
You are sure that you’re going to get the job. During the week preceding the interview, you often visualize yourself making a good impression and getting the job. In the evening before the interview, you prepare the clothes you’re going to wear and go to sleep a little earlier. On the day of the interview, you wake up earlier than usual and have enough time to eat a good breakfast, and then to arrive at the interview before the scheduled time. You make a good impression and get the job.
What do we learn from these two scenarios? Was there any magic used? No, everything happened in a natural way. It’s all in how you visualize it in your mind.
Positive Thinking Is a Way of Life
With a positive attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts goodwill, happiness, and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful, and our body language shows the way we feel.
Positive and negative thinking is contagious. We affect and are affected by the people we meet, in one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts and feelings, and through body language.
People are more disposed to help us if we are positive, and they dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity.
Negative thoughts, words, and attitude create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behavior. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood, which causes more unhappiness and negativity. This is the way to failure, frustration, and disappointment.