In order to think positively, some people like to live in oblivion, ignoring all the bad things and focusing only on the good. On the flip side, there are people who like to dwell on the bad. Either way, both stances are understandable. After all, we’re all just trying to live here.
But what if there was another way? The good news is, there is.
As we embrace positive thinking, we should never allow ourselves to become oblivious. Thankfully, life isn’t so black and white, and so it is possible for us to maintain awareness whilst exercising this kind of thinking. In other words:
“Don’t be a doubter. Don’t be your own fortune-teller. You have no idea what the future holds. All you have to do is try to do your best.”
These are, theoretically, very positive words, but in order to tap into their power, you’re going to have to take action. In other words, you’re going to have to change your mindset.
“I am going to win. I am going to succeed.”
These words accurately reflect what I mean when I warn you not to be a fortune-teller. They often times set you up for disappointment. Now look at this statement.
“I am going to fail. I am going to be unsuccessful.”
These statements, though completely opposite, serve the same purpose. Both are trying to predict the future. The only thing we can do is try and hope. In the end, both of these statements are meaningless and potentially harmful to us.
Perhaps, the best way then is to look at it is this way.
“Even it I fail, at least I will learn something.”
Today, I challenge you to find that middle ground.
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