I understand how it feels to be stuck in a negative thought pattern. I spent a long time speaking negatively to myself, thinking negative thoughts, believing negative beliefs. I’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt…
One thing that I have learned is that what we allow ourselves to think becomes our entire belief system and also our reality.
Let me say that again in case you didn’t catch it.
The thoughts that we allow ourselves to think and focus on become our entire belief system and also our reality.
If you expect negative things you will not only be on the lookout for them but then when something that you perceive as negative happens you will also tell yourself, “I knew that would happen!” and you have completed a self-fulling prophecy. You will then continue in the cycle with each event and thought that you experience.
But if you allow yourself a different set of thoughts you will react differently to the same negative things that happen in life.
Instead of giving into the negativity of it you will be able to say, “This is a challenge to overcome” and you will look for the good in the situation and you will find ways that you can grow and learn from the experience. It will indeed become a positive experience because of the action that you took. When all said and done you will feel on top of the world!
The only difference between those two scenarios are the mindsets. I have seen many instances where two people go through the same difficulty and the negative person digs themselves deeper into a hole whereas the other person comes out a better person. The second person isn’t better than the first, they just chose to handle their thoughts differently and therefore their actions are completely different allowing them a different outcome.
To move from negative to positive thoughts I suggest the following:
- Think of about three to five beliefs that you want to believe but you don’t yet believe.
- Then write those down on note cards and read them at least 5 times a day.
- Go a step further by saying them out loud each day.
You will eventually start to believe them and you will be able to create a new belief system for yourself! You probably don’t even think that it will make a difference (I’ve been there too!) but you will surprise yourself when you start to see changes in the way that you think and look at things.
The thoughts that you think have so much power and they even wire your brain into different patterns. It’s amazing how it works! I recently read a very powerful post on this topic called How Positive Thinking Rewires The Brain. I highly recommend you read it! But before you do please comment and share this post if you found it interesting or helpful!
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