It is easier to feel positive when everything goes well, but real positive thinking is revealed when you can maintain a positive attitude in difficult times. It is then that you need it most.
You can believe that you will not break when facing difficulties and obstacles. You can believe that you will not give in when things are tough. However, in a tough situation, you will forget positivity and embrace defeat and negative thinking.
To stay positive in challenging situations, you need to train yourself. You need to build a positive attitude that cannot be broken or defeated by circumstances.
It’s rather easier to stay positive when everything is flowing smoothly. However, it is in tough and challenging times that you put it to the test. In such times, you discover how positive you are.
It would be best if you started working on building up a positive thinking mindset right now when things are not tough. It would be best if you built a strong attitude of positivity so that it becomes part of you.
Positive Thinking in Tough Times
When there are problems and the economic conditions are tough, it is so easy to get into a negative thinking mood and self-pity.
At these times, you might be sucked into a vicious circle of worries, fears, and the expectation of more problems, lack of money or poverty.
You might read articles and books on positive thinking and believe that you are a positive person, but when difficulties and rough times appear, you just forget everything.
In tough times, it is easy to fall into negative thinking. At this time, you focus on the problems and difficulties instead of believing in yourself, looking for solutions, and seeking 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.
- Express anger and resentment toward the world and toward successful people.
- Be sad and focus on your problems.
Does this attitude help you in any way?
No, it will only get you deeper into problems, because when you expect problems you create more problems.
This is where positive thinking and positive attitude are required. You need positive thinking in difficult times, not only when everything is okay.
Negative Thinking Is Useless
It is true, it is not so easy to reject negative thinking in such circumstances, and even if you try, you might find yourself again and again reverting to negative thinking and dwelling on your problems.
If you have lost your way in a forest, will thoughts about your predicament help you? If you just sit down on a rock and think that you will never find your way out, would that help you in any way?
If you have failed, lost money or your job, will thinking how bad your condition is help you find a new job or earn money?
Wherever you are now, whatever your situation is, there is always a way out. This might require a different way of thinking, a different approach or developing new skills.
Forget the past, since you cannot change it, but you can change your present, and when you change your present, you also change your future.
- Keep a positive attitude, no matter what your circumstances are. Always believe that there is a solution, a way out.
- Expect the best, because whatever you expect grows.
- Strive to do the best you can. Take positive action, because this will lead to positive results.
- Refuse to indulge in self-pity, negative thinking and worries.
If you teach yourself to be positive in good times, when you are not under stress or experiencing problems in your life, it would be easier to maintain a positive in difficult times.
If you are earnest enough to change your mindset, stay away from negative thoughts, believe in yourself, be more positive in your attitude, I recommend that you read the book Positive thinking.
“Positive thinking means expecting, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It means seeing in your mind’s eye the thing you want, as an accomplished fact.”
“Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror.”
“Positive thinking and negative thinking are attitudes. They are points of view that lead to action or inaction.”
True positive thinking shows itself in difficult and tough times.