There is a saying that goes “You are your own worst critic”. This simple six-word sentence is especially true when it comes to negative thoughts. In the last two weeks, I have encouraged you to take big risks about your life, business, even your actions. I can challenge you and motivate you to reach these amazing goals, but there is one thing I cannot do. I cannot take away your own negative thoughts that probably consume you when something really, positive is happening.
Did you know it takes extra effort on your part to worry and think negatively? Whereas, with positive thinking, if you make the decision to rid yourself of negativity, there is no extra effort needed.
Just to prove to you the amazing benefits of positive thinking, I am going to give you three simple but mind-altering tips today!
1. Positive thinking is what keeps your motivation at its peak
Your attitude about life, how you see the world and respond with actions-both emotional and behavior wise-is determined by the way you think. So instead of letting your attitude control you, make a decision to control your attitude by thinking positive.
2. Visualize Your Positivity by Daily Affirmations
You can also use visualization and affirmations by using tools such as a Life Vision Board or even a journal. By creating or writing out images of what and how it would feel accomplishing a goal, you use them to replace the negative thoughts.
3. Avoid Focusing on Set-backs and Seek out New Opportunities
If something does not work out or you are overwhelmed by a project, take a step back and think it through. Now, I am not saying focusing on all the negative aspects or reasons why this happened. Instead, go through the entire process and write out a positive lesson learned for every failure. By focusing on finding a lesson learned, you are not allowing the negativity to flood your mind.
When your negativity starts to slip into your mind, do me a favor and think about a bee. A bumblebee just the way its body is designed should not be able to fly. Bumblebees are hard workers who do not know this about their body. They just fly and focus on what job is ahead of them.
~Be like the Bee~