You’ve probably heard the importance of positive thinking before. Maybe it was at a party where you didn’t want to be present. Maybe at a rough day at work. But whenever positive thinking is brought to the forefront of conversation, everyone is suddenly a professional psychiatrist.
I’m writing this post not because I want to spout feel good nonsense. It’s because like you, I didn’t always believe in it. But the truth is, the power of positive thinking isn’t only real – it’s more real than you can imagine.
The founder of the positive thinking movement was a man called Norman Vincent Peale. He published a book in 1952 titled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’. While controversial at the time, its lessons have never been more accurate. Unfortunately, applying these lessons aren’t as easy as it might sound.
For example, you’ve already heard all the generic bullshit phrases. “think positive!” or “keep your head up!” comes to mind. And while their intentions are perfectly good, they seldom change our mood. How can we practice positive thinking in our own lives?
Recently there’s been somewhat of a breakthrough of research on this topic. It’s important to note that it’s 100% science. There’s no ancient mysticism in anything related to positive thinking.
I want to share with an ABC article I found recently that delves deeper into positive thinking than I can hear. That being said, I’m a firm believer in affirmations and am inspired by Mr. Peale’s work. I invite you to research positive thinking and come to your own consensus.
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