How to Think Positive

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There are two concepts that I learned from Dr. Wayne Dyer, which help me create a positive mental attitude every time I think of them. If I had to pick just two life-changing ideas to pass along to anyone on a self-discovery journey, I’d choose these two quotes:

“You don’t get what you want, you get what you ARE!”

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change!”

In other words, your thoughts, your values, your attitudes, and your intentions have a direct bearing on your happiness, your level of success (as YOU define it), and the people and circumstances you attract.

I believe if you pick a just a handful of meaningful philosophies to guide your life, and then reflect on those philosophies every day, you can be more effective at achieving your goals and overcoming obstacles.

How to Develop Your Potential and Grow as a Person

One of the most powerful thoughts to dwell on as you seek greater meaning, happiness, and success in life begins with a question that was famously posed by televangelist Robert H. Schuller.

“What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ”

Thinking about that question, and imagining for a few seconds (or longer) how it would FEEL to be a action-oriented, self-motivated, confident winner helps put you in the positive frame of mind — one that will help you express the best version of yourself.

Another powerful thought that just occurred to me is from A Course in Miracles, and addresses one of the cornerstones of leading a productive and satisfying life. It’s simple, blunt, and true:

“An untrained mind can accomplish nothing!”

Like a muscle, if you don’t exercise and develop your mind — and push it beyond its comfort zone — it (and you) will fall short of its potential.

Thanks for joining me today in my exploration of human potential, personal development, and the pursuit of happiness.

I invite you to follow this blog, “Thoughts that Work,” for more motivational ideas and inspirational content!


Published by Joel S

With 37 years of experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing, I'm embarking on a new challenge: tackling some of the BIG questions of life: Why are we here? What is success? How can we be happier and make the most of this journey?

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