HOW TO MASTER THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING
“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible,” these are the words of one Sir Winston Churchill, a man who not only led Britain to victory in the Second World War, but who would become famous for his refusal to give in, even when things were going south.
It is people such as Sir Winston and many other top achievers who have taught us that positive thinking not just about seeming happy or displaying an outward upbeat attitude, but more about a genuine and deliberate desire to create real value in your life; something that helps you to build abilities and harness talents that last longer than a mere smile.
Now, here are 6 ways on how you can harness positive thoughts in your life:
1. Identify and clarify your goals
When you are crystal clear on what you want to achieve and how you intend to achieve them, your life will by extension be clearer and your thoughts will no longer be clattered – you will, by extension, have space for more positive thoughts.
2. Always be thankful
Despite the ups and downs of life, there are so many good thinks that continue to happen in your life. Always have a reason to be thankful for all these things, however small they may seem for now. Focusing on the negatives, which will always be there anyway, will pull your life down and hinder you from achieving your potential.
3. Do a daily positive self-talk
Always remember this; you are your number one encourager in life. Constantly remember to tell yourself positive things every morning that you wake up. They are called positive self-affirmations. Always decree and declare positive things about yourself and positivity will follow you.
4. Always focus on the good
If you focus on digging up negative things from the people around you and from what you are engaged in, you will certainly always get it. Instead of this, try to focus on the good from the people around you and from your daily engagements. This will make you live a happier life.
5. Envision your dream
Envisage the things that you want to achieve in your life and place your energies and resources towards those ends. Having the bigger picture in front of your mind’s gaze will be a sure way to banish or even dwell on negative thinking.
6. Identify what is important to you
Amidst so many thinks that you are supposed to undertake, identify each day, some top tasks that you would wish to undertake and follow them through up to completion. Achieving these small tasks will help you attain your main goals and it will make you have a more positive mind-set.
George Wachiuri: A Leading Entrepreneur, a Published Author, Philanthropist, Youth Empowerment Enthusiast, a Family man and CEO of Optiven Group