Saturday, 16 February 2013

The Power of Positive Thinking

Some persons would be aware of The Power of Positive Thinking (published in 1952) by Norman Vincent Peale. In a statement on the following website: "Peale confessed that as a youth he had "the worst inferiority complex of all," and developed his positive thinking/positive confession philosophy just to help himself."
While most of us would not acknowledge that we have inferiority complexes or how hard we have worked to  overcome our complexes, sometimes there are little things which help us through the times when negativity seems to overcome us or just surround us.
  1. Acknowledge the positive in writing.  Even though our thought processes may veer towards the "this needs to be changed". If we put the comment on what needs to be changed in writing we can add what is good about the work which was done, so the whole message gets across. In speaking to the person, we may need to compose ourselves, plan the conversation, put in the good and then add the what needs to be changed......
  2. Positive Affirmations: There are many ways to remind ourselves of positivity or our beliefs. Sometimes we use pictures, words on the screensaver, or we post positive thoughts on  Facebook or Twitter. One of my recent discoveries was a programme which allowed for creating "electronic post its" These "notes" can be extended to different sizes to deal with the amount of the information which is to be displayed as scroll bars appear  if there is a lot of information which is to fit in a small note. Some persons use the stacking approach, or the "landscape orientation" approach to display these notes. The point of having these notes  is that you can use positivity to deliberately change the focus /pattern of your thoughts.

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