365 Days to a Better You – Day 104

Why you need to think more positively…

A friend of mine, and someone who works in mental health and personal development, tweeted something yesterday that got me thinking. I’d written about this years ago, but it keeps cropping up.

It’s what I like to call the defense for negative (some call it critical or realistic) thinking. Her argument is that “critical thinking” is as valuable as positive thinking. She used the Yin-Yang metaphor to say that we need both to be grounded and balanced.

I have to tell you, I’ve been at this for a long time. Critical thinking is an important skill for analyzing the world and making judgments about it. However, it’s complementary to positive thinking not its opposite. I feel like this was one of those time when someone was calling negative thinking critical thinking.

Here’s the deal and your own experience will likely bear this out. Few human beings have a hard time thinking negatively. Few of us have any problem doubting ourselves or stopping before we start because we might fail.

We’ve got that down. Positive thinking and its necessary partner positive action are a counter-balance to the overwhelmingly negative tendencies of human beings. If you’re among that small percentage of the population who wake up blowing sunshine from your eye balls, I’m not talking to you.

Most of us have to work at staying positive, staying confident, and maintaining belief in ourselves long enough for it to make a difference. We don’t need an artificial infusion of doubt or balanced thinking. The positive thinking IS the balancing thinking.

Is it possible to lose your grounding and fly away into a false, dreamy stratosphere? Yes. When you get there, then you can worry about that. For most people, you’re working to get over the next hurdle and keep clawing for your dream. I’m encouraging you to keep taking mega-doses of the positive thinking. It’s the Yin to the status quo’s Yang.

There are NO coincidences!

Ray

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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