It is rather easier to feel positive when everything goes well, but real positive thinking is revealed when you can maintain it difficult times. It is then that you need it most.
In difficult times, when there are problems and the economic condition is tough, it is so easy to get into negative thinking and self-pity, and be sucked into a vicious circle of worries, fears and the expectation of more problems, lack of money or poverty.
You may read books and articles on positive thinking, and believe that you are positive, but when difficulties and rough times appear, you just forget everything and focus on the problems and difficulties, instead of believing in yourself, looking for solutions and seeking and seizing opportunities.
If you have no job, no money and the future looks bleak you might:
- Indulge in self-pity and feel bad and helpless.
- Indulge in worries and fears and expect more problems.
- Become resentful and angry at the world and at successful people.
- Be sad and focus on your problems.