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How Positive Thinking Works

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After reading many personal development books, I realized that most of them place great emphasis on positive thinking. The authors usually advise us to think positively so that we attract good things. However, some people doubt whether positive thinking attracts positive circumstances because life seldom happens in accordance with our thoughts.

After trying out positive thinking, I realized that no matter how positive you think, life will always bring you challenges and misfortunes. For this reason, positive thinking doesn’t prevent bad things from happening. However, I learned that positive thinking enables you to attain inner peace regardless of what is happening, and it also makes you have a positive perception towards problems.

Reality is a matter of perception. A negative thinker hates the fact that a rose flower has thorns while a positive thinker loves the fact that a plant full of thorns has roses. A negative thinker succumbs to intense anxiety and depression when he faces a problem, but a positive thinker sees an obstacle as an opportunity to grow and develop some skills. Besides this, a positive thinker never gives up because he knows that things will work out for the best.

That being said, be positive, but realize that positive thinking won’t force life to bring you good circumstances. Just like prayer, it only enables you to have faith and hope. It makes you believe that good things will happen and gives you the confidence to follow your dreams.

For this reason, don’t only think positively and expect life to bring you unlimited opportunities. Instead, think positively, work hard, and wait.

 

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Sarah

    January 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I agree

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 12, 2018 at 3:20 am

      People always think that good things will happen to them if they just practice positive thinking. Little do they know that the world never cares whether an individual is a positive thinker or not. The only good thing about positive thinking is that gives us a peace of mind and the confidence to work hard towards the future

    • Anne nakhayo

      January 12, 2018 at 5:51 am

      True

  2. Silas kazungi

    January 20, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Positive thinking help us to have a positive attitude towards something.creating perception that any dream is achievable

    • Isaac Wechuli

      January 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thats true silas…tho its hard to maintain a positive attitude, its completely true that it changes our perception and makes us believe that our goals are achievable

  3. Zarina Bakari

    February 13, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Positive thinking probes one to be vibrant and proactive in actualizing their dreams. Nice piece.

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Why You Should Think Higher Thoughts

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Life is like your slave. It always paves the way for what you mostly think about. For instance, if you think about stealing, you will always find yourself in many situations that provide you with stealing opportunities. If you think about buying a car, you will always find yourself in situations where people are talking about cars, and if you constantly think about success and how you will achieve it, life will bring you people who want to achieve success.

Therefore, if you think life is hard and unfair, it will be unfair and hard for you. On the other hand, if you think life is good and fair, life will be good and fair to you.

The universe is governed by certain laws, and the law of attraction is one of them. According to the law of attraction, our thoughts have magnetic forces that attract what we mostly think about. Therefore, thinking higher thoughts ensures that we attract joy, love, goodness, and excellence in our life. Besides this, such thoughts make us peaceful with whatever life offers us because they make us understand that whatever life brings to us is good, blessed, and has a purpose which is also good.

Even Paul, The Christian Teacher, understood the importance of thinking higher thoughts. In Philippians 4: 8 – 9, he wrote, Finally Brothers, whatever things that are true, whatever things that are honest, whatever things that are just, pure, lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think about these things. The things you have learned, received, heard and seen. Practice these things, and the peace of God will be with you.’

Life is a matter of perception, and what you focus on will expand. Focus on the light, and darkness will disappear. When hardships hit you, think of higher things. Remember that you live in God’s universe. Remember that you live in a universe created in love, goodness, and grace. Think higher thoughts. Remember the times your prayers were answered, remember God’s goodness and faithfulness, and the hardship will melt away like ice on a hot pan.

Think higher thoughts: realize that you are an amazing creature created by a Higher Power for a Higher Purpose.

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