Positive Thinking = Make Belief ???

Nice article on optimism and staying positive…Something I need to work on.

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I often get the feeling that many people still underestimate the value of positive thinking and optimism. Some even think it’s similar to brainwashing: even if you managed to convince yourself that everything is and will be great, it wouldn’t get you anywhere, it’s all just pretend. How sad… Fortunately, psychologists have gathered lots and lots of data to show that a positive mindset makes a huge difference and leads to measurably more achievements and other good stuff. Here’s why:

Two common criticisms of optimism:

“Being optimistic is not going to change anything, you can’t just pretend everything will work out, you’d be lying to yourself.”

“I’d rather expect things to go badly to save myself from disappointment.”

Neither of the above sentiments are helpful. Psychological research has shown time and time again…

  1. Positive thinking does lead to more success/ good outcomes 
  2. Negative thinking makes good outcomes less likely


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17 Comments Add yours

  1. startupbabies says:

    something i need to work on too… 🙂


    1. I just need to block that out of me…Being positive and Law of Attraction works hand in hand. 😉


  2. Subhan Zein says:

    Very nice! I loved this!

    I also have stuff on motivation, things like this. Please consider visiting my blog where you could check out: “The Tragedy of Life”, and “Take Risks, Aim High!”. And you may want to read my poems and flash fiction too.

    Warm regards from Down Under,

    Subhan Zein


    1. Thank you Subhan! Thanks for the visit..will definitely do!


  3. Jenny, I have so many unopened e-mails due to having had strep throat and brochitis these past few days (there is nothing like the germs you pick up in the children’s section of B & N. ha. ha. ) Anyhow I randomly opened one of your great posts and this is the first one I opened. Could it be serendipity ; ) because I was just contemplating the “big plans one” It’s so easy to say someone is already writing the next big book, already making cupcakes, etc but that kind of thinking really does hold you back. I find that when you just something you completely love and do it to the highest of your abilities and are not comparing yourself to others that that is when things start to flow. Thanks for posting this. I’ll take this as a positive sign to go forth with my big plans by taking small steps. And I’m going to put it on pinterest.
    Cheers from snowy Albany.


    1. Thank you Nareen for the wonderful comment. I hope you are feeling better…Take a lot of Zs and drink a lot of juice. Anyways, optimism, what you think and Law of Attraction goes hand in hand.

      Good luck in your big plans..;)


    2. Also, create a dream board of what you want in you life and watch this https://jennysserendipity.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/the-secret/
      Its the full version of the movie The Secret

      Maybe this will help with the big plan..


      1. Thanks so much for the advice. Very kind of you. I actually started a dream board last year (when my husband and I wanted to move) and we put things that we thought we would like in a new place. Wow! Does that thing work. Our move didn’t nail everything we wanted, but a lot of things that we did want in a new place we got. I wanted mountains and boy did we get them ; )


      2. I started one last year and truly enjoyed it so I wanted more and ended up starting a Blogg…It does work truly.. miraculously


      3. I swear those boards are scary, but in a good way! We never know what abundance is out there until we start shaping our vision of what we want.


      4. One time wrote something on my diary what I wanted and two years later, I got it and the date I got it was the same date I wrote what I wanted..Scary!


      5. holy cow! Your thoughts are powerful! That gave me chills.


      6. Write it down and picture it in your brain..must feel like it is your own..Very powerful..


  4. You know on second thought I liked this post so much I going to reblog it (If that’s ok) I think everyone could use some positive thinking.


    1. Thank you.. Glad my post helped you..


  5. Reblogged this on bythelight1973 and commented:
    I think a little positive thinking can go a long way. I just had to reblog this.
    Happy Thursday everyone!


  6. Reblogged this on Sandys Hopeful Room and commented:
    We all have moments of negativity. No one is immune, however this article on Positive Thinking is a real boon to those of us who sometimes have troube living in the positive place where I believe God wants us to live. The old adage, “you are what you think” is very true. Read and enjoy.


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