Although you can see that the glass is half-empty, you chose to see it in a positive way. It is still half-full, anyway. The absence of half of the volume of water didnвЂ™t even bother you. What mattered was that it still contains water. If this is how you answered the question above and how you justified your answer, then you have a positive way of thinking.
Positive thinking is a way of looking at the brighter side of life. Everything is good, beautiful, and light. There are no worries, problems, or fears. In short, all you see and believe in is, well, positive. I guess thatвЂ™s already the most suitable word in describing this way of thinking, which is why it is the term being used.
This kind of thinking is very powerful in that if you think that you are going to pass an exam, you are going to pass; if you think that youвЂ™ll get noticed by your crush, youвЂ™ll get noticed; if you think you will get promoted at work, then youвЂ™ll get promoted. This is how powerful the mind is, particularly positive mind. Even the famous Clint Eastwood believes in this general truth that he quoted, вЂњIf you think itвЂ™s going to rain, it will.вЂќ
So, how does the power of positive thinking works? How can it create reality? Do we only have to think of positive things and then will it happen right away? That positive thinking really is powerful may be somehow hard to believe at first, thatвЂ™s why we may ask certain questions like those above. Because the mind is working on the information you send it, positive thinking leads to positive reality. This is how it works. Yes, we do have to really think of positive things. But it doesnвЂ™t stop there.
Remember the ever-famous clichГ© вЂњDo your best and God will do the restвЂќ? You know, itвЂ™s true. Aside from believing in and having faith in something we want to happen, we have to do something about it. You canвЂ™t ace an exam just by sitting on the couch and watching TV days before taking it, can you?
Let us take into account again the computer as a metaphor of the human mind. The mind is like a computer, this time due to the fact that we can program it with certain functions and tasks. Sometimes, it even acts as our autopilot. For instance, we use it when we drive and talk on a mobile phone at the same time. Therefore, we can program it with whatever we want to happen.
Say, for example, you want to be attractive. Thus, you say to yourself вЂњI can be beautiful, healthy and slim.вЂќ But for this positive thinking to work, you canвЂ™t just leave it at that. You still need to do something. You need the right self-programming: вЂњI can be beautiful, healthy, and slim ifвЂ¦ (a) IвЂ™ll take enough rest every night; (b) IвЂ™ll eat proper balance diet; (c) IвЂ™ll do exercises; (d) IвЂ™ll brush my teeth every after meal; etc.вЂќ And if all these thoughts sink into your system, youвЂ™ll see that they wouldnвЂ™t be far from happening.
Mind power implies will power. With positive thinking, one does not stop with I can or I am. There will always be an I will after it in which it will cause the realization of his aspirations.
Positive thinking is a powerful tool that helps us build the life we want. It can make us beautiful and smart. It can get us the dream job with the excellent salary we always dreamed of. It can help us find our one true love. But we have to use them properly and we have to continue working with them regularly – to the point where it becomes such a habit that we ought to say them all the time. IsnвЂ™t it better maintaining such thoughts than keeping worthless ideas inside our head вЂ“ the stuff we keep thinking about but doesn’t really help us accomplish anything and, in many cases, may actually push us backwards?
We should also understand that some affirmations take some time to take effect. It really depends on where we are and what we want to accomplish. For example, if you’re unemployed yet want to be a millionaire, well, in reality, it will take quite some time. You have to get a job first, and from there, start making the big money and earn the millions you want. Successes usually not happen overnight. So the first step is to focus on how we can accomplish our goal. If we are on the right place, plus we possess the right attitude, then it wonвЂ™t be too far.
About the Author: Arina Nikitina is the author of the goal setting tutorial “How to Set and Achieve a Goal”. Get 27 proven techniques, 9 worksheets, and step-by-step success plan here: