The Transition From Negative to Positive

The Transition From Negative to PositiveOur subconscious mind is an amazing and almost magical tool of our body. One can influence the quality of life just by believing in yourself and thinking positively. Positive thinking gives you strength, hope, faith, confidence, contentment and peace. It does take some amount of effort to inculcate a positive approach in your life, but once you do life’s perception changes forever.

Here are some ways to identify negative traits in your daily life:

-Exactitude – If you are a perfectionist yourself, then stop expecting people or life as a whole to be perfect or according to your expectations. A perfectionist tends to set idealistic goals and always is dissatisfied even if a small thing goes off beam, this encourages pessimism.

-Extremities – Some people usually have a very rigid way of thought – it’s either black or white, there is no gray! So on the whole they tend to focus on the faults of a person or an occurrence and conclude it to be bad or hopeless – they rush in their judgement based on this express categorization and fail to look at the big picture.

-The Silent Spectators – Pessimists don’t help out in situations rather they list out 100 possibilities how things can go wrong and eventually when things don’t go as planned they point out that one point they had mentioned already among the hundred, and feel that they are always right!

-Grumble and Groan – Pessimists are always grumbling or groaning about something or the other – they usually hate everyone, including self

Few steps to becoming a positive YOU!

-Improve self image in your eyes first.

-Write down what u feel – erase extreme words like ‘never’ or ‘worst’ and add a ‘but’ in the end of the sentence and focus on something good.

-Recall at least 5 things you are thankful for each day

-Think – if something did not happen then it was for the good, there is always something better in store for you

-There is light at the end of the tunnel – believe in it

-Treat pitfalls as a learning tablet only to improve it for the next time

-Make use of positive words in your speech and give yourself chances. Do not underestimate or doubt yourself to face challenges – just believe and go ahead – something good should come out of it.

-Don’t predict failure – just strive to win till the end

-Don’t fret about something too much, grumbling n groaning will not get you anywhere – you will laugh about it someday – there is always a tomorrow.

-Put on a smile and use positive reassuring words for a chat with your inner self – talk to you as you would talk to your best friend – don’t criticize and be hard on yourself, be supportive and generous.
You need to be conscious and aware of the thoughts which race in your mind in trying situations. Make a conscious effort to replace negative and undermining thoughts, with positive and encouraging ones.

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7 Comments

  • Ralph says:

    Really good advice. People just don’t know how much grumbling and complaining hurts their mindset. Its hard to achieve when you look at every challenging situation as a negative one instead of one that presents opportunity.

  • Akos Fintor says:

    Hey Ririan,

    Sparkling wisdom.
    You are so dead on these things.
    It took me a couple of years to figure out that I set way too high expectations toward others. Finally I had to just acknowledge that I have no control over what others think, say or do. Period. Gosh….what a relief to drop that clinging.. :)

    great share!

  • Ryan Hummel says:

    Great article. It’s the unconscious thoughts & actions that most people don’t realize take place. We need to make a conscious effort to track our thoughts and actions. Easiest way to do this is by choosing an area in life, and starting a journal about each thought or action relating to it. Then each and every day you can go back and reflect. Too many people try to control every situation instead of focusing on their attitude to these situations.

  • Paul Hakel says:

    There IS good pessimism. If we love ourselves, we become self-indulgent and failures in life. If we constantly hate ourselves and love greatness, we beat ourselves up in order to be high achievers – self-sacrifice. If we hate people and conditions and don’t tolerate them and resolve to do something greater, we can become excellent. Something to note – I have been around too many “tolerant” people who end up essentially choosing to accept their mediocrity rather than hate it, challenge it, overcome it, and endure the pain until they are something greater.

  • Arthur says:

    I love your entire blog. Thank you from deep within, ririanproject

  • Charles says:

    Ryan,
    Great post!
    I am reminded of the scriptures, when you mentioned about choosing consciously.. Its true.. even the reactions can be choosen.. Adam and Eve could have chosen the write thing.. but then we know the story…

    Good one keep posting and be blessed :)

  • Charles says:

    Ryan,
    Great post!
    I am reminded of the scriptures, when you mentioned about choosing consciously.. Its true.. even the reactions can be chosen.. Adam and Eve could have chosen the write thing.. but then we know the story…

    Good one keep posting and be blessed :)

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