“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
– Alphonse Karr
This is a wise saying. Some people see the positive in a situation, and others see the negative. It is all about the point of view. For one person, something might be pleasant, but for the other, it is annoying.
The question is how to focus on the positive and avoid the negative?
The short answer is very simple. See the positive in everything and focus on it. Pretty simple! However, for most people this is not enough. Negativity is often too embedded, and one needs various methods and time to uproot it.
The magical tools that change your attitude and point of view are inner work and persistence. These are the very things most people, especially at this period of time in history, don’t like. They want instant results without, much effort. If there are no immediate results, they don’t want even to try.
There is a saying, “Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean it will never happen. All good things take time.”
Here is another quote, by Catherine Pulsifer:
“It takes effort and belief to persevere and stay dedicated to accomplish your goal. When you find yourself doubting whether the effort is worth it, visualize how you will feel and what you will have once your goal is completed.”
Do you want make real changes in your life? You will need patience and persistence. This also includes focusing on the positive and avoiding the negative.
If you really want to learn how to focus on the positive and avoid the negative, I suggest you read the article “How to Stop Negative Thinking”, which also includes 10 tips to stop negative thinking.
Here is an excerpt:
“You have the power to scatter the clouds in your mind and bring back the sun and the blue sky into your life. It is in your power to chase away the clouds and make your day beautiful, shiny and full of light.”
“How much do you allow negative thinking to take over your life? The more you allow negative thoughts to occupy your mind, the more negative your life becomes, and in time, negativity becomes a habit.”
Another article, on this topic is ‘The Power of Negative Thinking and How to Overcome It’. Here, too, you will find tips to overcome negative thinking.
It is always best to conclude with a positive note. So, I will recommend to you another two articles to help you learn how to focus on the positive and avoid the negative. These are very popular articles, read by a great number of people every day.
1. The Power of Positive Thinking
2. The Power of Positive Attitude Can Change Your Life
It is not so difficult to focus on the positive, avoid the negative. All you need is to try to be more aware of your mental states, and do something about them when they are too negative.
If you follow the tips in the articles listed above, you will see a gradual change in your life, you will feel happier, people would like you more, and life would start smiling at you.
You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
– Jane Roberts –
Are you interested in more information, instructions, advice and guidance to show you how to focus on the positive, avoid the negative and lead a successful life? Consider reading the following books:
Visualize and Achieve
Affirmations – Words of Power