Positive Thinking in Difficult Times

Positive ThinkingIt 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.

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Why Positive Thinking Is Not Working

People often ask me why positive thinking does not work for them. Here is an email message I have received recently:

“I’ve been trying this whole positive thinking thing for about 2 years now with no results. Things actually seen to be getting worse. I’m up to my neck in debt and my health isn’t the greatest. I watched “The secret” and thought, “wow”, but after a while of really trying to change my thought patterns, I had to give up on it.”

Why does this happen?

Like everything in life, positive thinking requires constant training. You need to try again and again until you succeed. Rarely things change overnight.

Usually, when people first hear about positive thinking and how it can change their lives, they get excited and elated, but if they don’t see immediate results, they often get disappointed and discouraged and lose any faith in positive thinking.

To make it work for you, you need to make it your predominant mental attitude, and not something you think about only now and then. It is not enough to be positive for a few minutes and negative for the rest of the day.

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Are You a Victim of Negative Thinking?

Are you a victim of negative thinking? Do you feel upset, down, disappointed or frustrated? Do you find yourself thinking on problems, failure, obstacles or bad health? Do you worry a lot?

If you let negative thoughts invade into your mind, you are actually surrendering your mastery over your life. You are letting these negative thoughts rule your life. Just consider how much time and energy you spend on worries, fears or anxiety! It is just wasted time and energy.

If you do nothing to prevent negative thinking, its power over you will grow, which means that you will expect failure and problems, and therefore will not try to improve your life.

The best way to prevent negative thinking is to focus on its opposite, on positive thinking. Don’t fight your negative thoughts, because this means you will focus on them, making them stronger. Better focus on solutions, on finding a way out, on positive mental images and on doing things and taking action.

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