The Positive Side

 

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“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
Walt Whitman

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We can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism Developing positive thinking is a corner stone for self improvement. I put this first because I think it a primary habit that will help you form the other important habits. Of course positive thinking by itself will not lead to success, but it certainly goes a long way to motivate you to do the other things required.

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Negative thinking, in all its many-forms, has a way of creeping into conversations and our thinking without our noticing them. The important key to success is learning to spot these thoughts and squash them like little bugs. Then replace them with positive ones. You will notice a huge difference in everything you do.

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As the Dalai Lama said, “The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.”

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Almost invariably, you are going to encounter obstacles throughout the day – there is no such thing as a perfect day. When you encounter such a challenge, focus on the benefits, no matter how slight or unimportant they seem. For example, if you get stuck in traffic, think about how you now have time to listen to the rest of your favourite podcast. If the shop is sold out of the food you want to prepare, think about the thrill of trying something new.

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Positive thinking offers much, so the more often you practice it, the greater benefits you will see enter your life. Look to see the positive side today.

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“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.
Shannon  L. Alder

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