Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life

Dr. Purushothaman
October 3, 2013

Sometimes people can feel depressed. Often when people feel this way, their friends tell them they need to think in a positive way. That sounds like a simple answer, but it isn’t always easy to do. If you are in debt, have a sick family member, or need to relocate, you can feel lost.

The best way to think about positive thinking is to think of having a good thought in your mind. Positive thinking means you adopt an attitude that only lets you have thoughts, words, and images in your mind that allow you to grow into a better person. You expect only success and anticipate happiness, joy and health.

Last year there was a book published called The Secret. The authors of this book believe in positive thinking and they say that every thought you have shapes your world. They feel that if you are always sad, you will only attract things into your life that make you sad. If you think good thoughts, you will attract good things. The authors believe this is how you can draw wealth, happiness, and success into your life.

The Secret is filled with stories of people who have used positive thinking to change their lives. These people say they changed their thoughts and their worlds changed, too. They tell stories of overcoming diseases, giving birth to beautiful children, and finding money in places they never found it before.

One well known actor, Jim Carrey, has a positive thinking story of his own. He says that when he first tried to become an actor, he had no luck. He decided to drive to a place where he could sit and look at all of Hollywood from a ledge. He sat there every day and told himself he would become a famous and wealthy actor. He never gave up on this exercise. He believed in positive thinking. Soon he got his first acting job, and now you know what a success he is. His way of thinking worked for him.

You probably know a lot of people who go to job interviews feeling tense and worried. Their thoughts block the chance for them to get a job. When they focus on feeling more confident and believing they have the skills the new employer needs, they are more likely to land a position and find happiness.

One of the most important things to remember is that you must be aware of your self talk. This is the endless stream of thoughts in your mind every day. We call these automatic thought, and they can be positive or negative. Sometimes self talk begins with logic and reason. Other times self talk may comes from bad ideas you create because of lack of knowledge.

Positive thinking is not magic. It can really work. All you have to do is focus on happy things and let your subconscious do the work. You will find yourself leading a healthier life. Soon you will get everything you want.

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