According to the National Science Foundation, humans have an estimated 60,000 thoughts per day.
Imagine thought clouds continuously floating around you, just waiting for you to pluck one into your conscious mind.
You can decide to choose negative or positive thoughts. Yes, it’s you that decides!
What factors influence your decisions on thoughts?
- Family culture (religion, politics, traditions)
- Authority figures (parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches)
- Peers (how you learned to play, laugh, or even argue)
All past observations and experiences shaped your beliefs and solidified your self-image without your awareness.
Now, by increasing your self-awareness as an adult, you can better choose your thoughts.
Positive thinking isn’t pretending the negative doesn’t exist.
As you incorporate positive thinking into your life, you can learn to spin your negative outlook into the positive. You can train your mind to look for the “silver lining” in any situation.
Your optimistic attitude and continued practice of focusing on the good in any situation will impact you and the community that surrounds you.
You are already influencing others. You might as well influence the world with your positivity!