Thinking DOs and DON'Ts
Positive Thinking Story
A story illustrating the
risks of failing to use positive thinking
McGinty, a farmer, needed to
plough his field before the dry spell set in, but his own plough had broken.
"I know, I'll ask my neighbour, farmer Murphy, to borrow his plough. He's a
good man; I'm sure he'll have done his ploughing by now and he'll be glad to
lend me his machine."
So McGinty began to walk the
three or four fields to Murphy's farm. After a field of walking, McGinty
says to himself, "I hope that Murphy has finished all his own ploughing or
he'll not be able to lend me his machine..."
Then after a few more
minutes of worrying and walking, McGinty says to himself, "And what if
Murphy's plough is old and on it's last legs
he'll never be wanting
to lend it to me will he?.."
And after another field,
McGinty says, "Murphy was never a very helpful fellow, I reckon maybe he
won't be too keen to lend me his plough even if it's in perfect working
order and he's finished all his own ploughing weeks ago...."
As McGinty arrives at
Murphy's farm, McGinty is thinking, "That old Murphy can be a mean old
fellow. I reckon even if he's got all his ploughing done, and his own
machine is sitting there doing nothing, he'll not lend it to me just so
watch me go to ruin..."
McGinty walks up Murphy's
front path, knocks on the door, and Murphy answers. "Well good morning Mr
McGinty, what can I do for you?" says Murphy.
And McGinty says, with eyes
bulging, "You can take your bloody plough, and you can stick it up your
from Negative Thinking: 5 Steps
By Stephen Kraus
Identify your Automatic Negative
Thoughts (ANTs) and triggers.
Focus on managing your ANTs, not
Observe your ANTs objectively.
Just stop it.
Learn to argue with yourself...
Do What Successful People
A Positive Mental
6 Mindsets of a Great Achiever
You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the
future, focus on the solution and look for the good. If you do what other
successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the
situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will
reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.2
Choose To Be Happy
The only source of
happiness – and
unhappiness – comes
from inside yourself.
Happiness is not something that comes to you.
something you create now, today.
Waiting for something to change
in order to be happy is waiting to live
It is not what happens to you that counts. It is
how you react to what happens to you. It is your
When you adopt a positive
attitude, life becomes a rewarding adventure instead of something to get
Become A Positive Person
have become my own version of an
optimist. If I can't make it through one
door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something
terrific will come no matter how dark the present."
To empower and
your employees, customers, your
suppliers, your bankers and so on, you
simply need to be a genuine, positive and cheerful person. You develop a
positive mental attitude. You be the kind of person from whom, “never is
heard a discouraging word.” You are easygoing, genial, friendly, patient,
tolerant and open minded. You make people
feel comfortable being around you.
Focus on the Problem, Focus on Solution
become a positive thinker simply by focusing on
solutions, not the
problems. Just remind yourself that
"there are no problems – only
"The world is like a mirror;
frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too." ~ Herbert Samuels
Changing your perspective is the key to finding
failure. Due to optimistic positive
thinking, problems will become merely challenging
opportunities that you can
turn to your advantage.
Can you become more optimistic? Can you simply
“choose” to think more positively? Yes, you can. The simplest way is to
empty your mind, clear it of all fears and anxieties while replacing them
with positive thoughts...
is a Stepping Stone To Success
Healthy and Successful Life
Researchers of two American Universities found that
a positive thinking and attitude improved a persons
health because it made it more likely that they would
succeed in life.4
So not only will a
positive attitude help you be healthy and live longer – but
it also increases the likelihood that you will
Lead researcher Dr. Glenn Ostir explained it this
way: "I believe that there is a connection between
mind and body –
and that our
thoughts and attitudes/emotions affect physical functioning."...
Law of Expectations
release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back.
You can't 'should've' done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself.
Release that attachment. Today is a new day!" ~ Steve Maraboli
Whatever you expect with
or negative, becomes your reality. If you confidently expect to
succeed, if you confidently expect to
learn something from every experience, if you confidently expect to become
wealthy as a result of applying your talents and abilities to your
opportunities and you maintain that
confident expectations long enough, it will become your reality. It will
give you a positive optimistic cheerful attitude that will cause people to
want to help you, and will cause things to happen the way you want them to
Silicon Valley: "The Five
Silicon Valley have installed a "five minute rule."
The rule permits anyone to suggest an
Then for the first five minutes after the idea is expressed only positive
comments can be made. By the time the idea is talked about for five
minutes it has usually spun into an impromptu
session that cultivates truly great ideas and some form of the discussion
is often implemented...