The human mind is an incredible thing! It is estimated that we humans have between 50,000-80,000 thoughts a day. Unfortunately, all too many are automatic, repetitive, and negative and do not serve us, do not move us forward. Rather they each can become tiny little micro-energy sucks that add up over the days and rob us of our best selves.

A vital step to a better life is to get your mind, your internal chatter, 100% on YOUR side by eliminating doubts, limiting beliefs, and baseless, exaggerated fears. The pathway to positivity has 4 steps: Recognize, Refuse and Reframe, Relax and Release, then Resume.

  1. The first step to any change is awareness i.e. Recognize and identify the negative thought, the limiting belief.
  2. The next is to Refuse it, dispute it and then Reframe it: think of alternatives, different, more empowering points of view. If you have to doubt something, why not doubt your doubts?
  3. Relax and Release! I visualize that I’m rock climbing and suddenly realize that my backpack is filled with useless rocks, deadweight holding me back. I release and instantly feel lighter, energized.
  4. Resume! Carry On! Intelligent persistence; resilience in the face of challenge is an incredibly valuable skill set to cultivate.

A negative mindset cannot produce a positive mindset! As you banish negativity, you will attract positive people and positive outcomes. Regardless of circumstances, a solution-oriented mindset will produce better results than doom and gloom. It is possible to train your mind to find good in everything. Positivity is a choice (as is negativity!). The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Closing Quotes:

“You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought.” – Peter McWilliams, 1949-2000

“Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.” – Gautama Buddha, c. 480 BC-400 BC

“Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds.” – Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1983, The Power of Positive Thinking

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim aka Mildred Lisette Norman, 1908-1981

“When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” – Joel Osteen. B. 1963

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier