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A&I BSG Rose Team Week 2 - Blog - Positive thinking

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I decided to write my blog today on the Art of Positive Thinking. The topic made me think of the story about the little engine.

It is said that positive thinking brings inner peace, success, better health, happiness and many other things. I also believe that positive thinging is contagious. If you are a positive thinker, those around you pick up on that also.

The more I think about positive thinking, the more I believe the following:

To be effective, however, positive thinking has to be more than just repeating a few positive words. It has to be your predominant attitude which means it takes work and effort to achieve.

So, if I am willing to make a real change in the way I think and develop a mental power to positively affect not only me, but those around me, I must take action steps.

Following is a list of things I need to work on the achieve that change:

1. Use positive words such as "I can", "it is possible", or even "how will I go about achieving this?:

2. Allow my awareness to only be feelings of happiness, success and strength.

3. Disregard, as much as possible, negative thoughts.

4. Use words that bring about feelings and images of strength.

5. Reat an inspiring book or story each day.

6. Wach movies that make you feel happy (these are actually the only type I really like anyway).

7. Do not read news stories or listen to news stories because they are definitely not going to bring about happiness.

8. Do some form of physical activity daily because this will help me develop a more positive attitude.

9. Expect the best.

I will end this blog with a couple more inspirational images.

Enjoy, and remember to always think you can!

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    What a powerful influence we have when we combine our positive thinking with our actions. As you point out so beautifully - they lead us to do what is good for us and that feels oh so good. Thanks. emoticon
    2016 days ago
    You are so right Barbara! Great blog! Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in negative thoughts but I try my best to stay positive. All of us need to strive to think more positively. Thanks for sharing!

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    2021 days ago
    Barbara, positive thinking gets you a lot farther and negative thoughts. Sometimes it is hard to learn this lesson but it is a lesson each of us need ot learn.

    2022 days ago
    I like movies that make me laugh, and believe it or not, I'm waiting anxiously for Dark Shadows to start. I remember when we were little (It was before I was 9 for sure) that the soap operar Dark Shadows was on in the afternoon and my mom told us we weren't supposed to watch that make believe stuff. :)

    I also like movies that make me happy and I like dramatic movies like Titanic and Apollo 13. You might think I go to a lot of movies. Actually I haven't been to a movie in a theater for probably a couple of years. I guess I'd rather spend my couple of hours actually doing something.

    Nevertheless, I know that my attitude determines so much of my outlook that sometimes I am in such awe of people like you who really know what they want.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I need to do some thinking about this very topic.
    2022 days ago
    Thank you for this blog. A great reminder about positive attitudes.
    2022 days ago
    You made some good points here I will try to do this too it could only help me out :D thanks
    2022 days ago
    Love your uplifting, positive blog. It really makes me think. If you don't mind I would like to print this off and use it as a reminder to self.
    2022 days ago
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