Each one of us has this constant need of love, admiration and acceptance. However, people often fall victim to outbursts, anger, fear and dislikes. All these elements are mere manifestations of our negative thoughts. But the thing with negativity is that, the more you express it, the more you attract it. That's where power of positive thinking comes into the picture. This is not something to be underestimated and certainly not to be considered as a mere preaching tool of sages and holy men. There are many who do not believe in the power of positive thinking, considering it as just nonsense. However, this is a subject gaining popularity. If you are naturally positive, then the way you approach and handle situations attracts positive results. On the other hand, if you are fearful and negative, then you except negative results, and behave, look, and talk accordingly. Then you reap troubles. This paper attempts to study the power of positive thinking and its influence on creating the attitude of people.


Positive and negative thinking are both contagious, and their results are obvious. If you choose the former, you gain a great and beneficial power in order to turn the mind towards the positive, knowledge and training is necessary. People do not change their attitude and thoughts overnight.

Thinking positively means admitting into the mind only thoughts, words and images that are conducive to growth, expansion and success. It is the expectation of only good and favorable results. When the mind is positive, it expects happiness, joy, happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds it. When our attitude is positive we entertain pleasant feelings and constructive images, and see in our mind's eye what we really want to happen. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy and happiness.


"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror".


No person is so inadequate that he cannot speak to himself positively! When we feel depressed and worried, we often hear people telling us: "Thinking Positive!" Usually, we do not pay attention to this sentence; sometimes we just smile, considering it as a joke or a way of talking. Did you ever stop to think what do these words mean?

Thinking Positive


Thought is energy. By having certain thoughts in our minds and by concentrating on them and putting emotional energy into them, they become powerful, Energy does not perish in nature. These thoughts induce some kind of pressure on the energy level around us, causing these energies to move and act. They change the balance energy around us, and in a natural way bring changes in the environment in accordance without our thoughts.


Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall and our voice is more powerful. Our body language shows the way you feel inside. Affirmations work both ways, to build and to destroy. They are a kind a neutral power. The way we use them determines whether they are going to bring good. There fore, make sure you have good energy and create good vibration around you. All of us affect, whether positively or negatively, the people we meet. This happens instinctively and on subconscious level, by thoughts and feelings transference or through body language. People sense our thinking and are affected by our thoughts. Is it any? They dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity.


Negative thinking, talking and attitude bring up negative and unhappy moods and actions. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood, which cause more unhappiness and negativity. Negative thinking is the way to failure, frustration and disappointment.


Creating Positive Attitude


Repetition

Another method to employ is the repetition of affirmations. It is a method which resembles creative visualization, and which can be used in conjunction with it. Repeating affirmations positively some minutes during the day, and then thinking negatively, neutralize the effects and the positive affirmations will be useless. The truth is positive thinking alone will not suffice if one were to remain lazy. When you have to think, choose only positive, happy, and uplifting thoughts. Always remember that life is shaped according to your thoughts.


Practical Instructions

The power of thoughts is a mighty power that is always shaping our life. This shaping is usually done subconsciously, but it is possible to make the process a conscious one. Even if the idea seems strange give it a try, as you have nothing to lose, but only to gain. Ignore what others might say or think about you, if they discover that you are changing the way you think. Always visualize only favorable and beneficial situations. Use positive words in your inner dialogues or when talking with others. Smile a little more, as this helps to think positively.

Avoid Negative Thoughts

Once a negative thought enters your mind, you have to be aware of it and endeavor to replace it with a constructive one. The negative thought will try again to enter your mind, and then you have to replace it again with a positive one. It is as if there are two pictures in front of you, and you choose to look at one of them and disregard the other. Persistence will eventually teach your mind to think positively and ignore negative thoughts. It does not matter what your circumstances are at the present moment. Think positively, expect only favorable results and situations, and circumstances will change accordingly. It may take some time for the changes to take place, but eventually they do.


Affirmations

Another method to employ is the repetition of affirmations. It is a method which resembles creative visualization, and which can be used in conjunction with it.


Achievers

Research shows optimists are far more likely to be high achievers, enjoy physical health and suffer much less anxiety and depression than pessimists. This is largely because they persevere even in the face of major failures and this confidence and resilience often becomes self-fulfilling prophecy. Mediate about its benefits and persuade your mind to try it.


Power of Positive Thinking


It is quite common to hear people say: "Think positive!", to someone who feels down and worried. Most people do not take these words seriously, as they do not know what they really mean, or do not consider them as useful and effective. How many people do you know, who stop to think what the power of positive thinking means?

The power of thoughts is a mighty power that is always shaping our lives. This shaping is usually done subconsciously, but it is possible to make the process a conscious one. Even if the idea seems strange, give it a try, as 'you have nothing to lose, but only to gain. Forget what others might say or think about you if you change the way you think.


Among the people who accept it, not many know how to use it effectively to get results. Yet, it seems that many are becoming attracted to this subject, as evidenced by the many books, lectures and courses about it. This is a subject that is gaining popularity.

Attitude Vs Thinking


Positive attitude helps to cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worry and negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life, it will bring constructive changes into your life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful. With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic and expect the best to happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing and strengthening.


Positive thinking people are not daunted by failures and obstacles. If things don't turn out well or as expected, they will try again. True positive thinking is not just saying that everything will be okay, as a lip service, and at the same time think about failure. In order to bring beneficial changes and improvement into your life, positive thinking has to become your predominant mental attitude throughout the day. It has to turn into a way of life. Real and effective positive thinking requires that you focus on positive thoughts and positive emotions, and also take positive action.


Conclusion


Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Avoid sentences like 'I wish I could have' or 'I wish I should have'. Past is gone and future comes when it comes. Present is what we have so we must make the most out of it. Be natural and be happy with what you are and what you have. Focusing on what you have will make give you more happiness instead of pondering over what you lack. These simple suggestions will help you in developing positive thinking in your life.


This article was originally published in the "Textile Review", June, 2012.