You are what you think of most of the time. An entire life is shaped by what you feed your mind with daily. When you pick what stays in your mind, you get control over your life. To lead a successful life, you have to learn how to think positively.
Tons of thoughts go through your mind including your daily experiences, life achievements, positive vibes, and also negative insecurities and fears you get overwhelmed with. When you tell yourself you are good enough, your future becomes yours. You have the upper hand in your plans because you choose to believe. Once you start building your life with faith, life starts giving you more reasons to level up.
5 ways to help you think positive
1. Take A Rest
Sometimes you want to turn around and run away from all hardships along with the good life you’ve been working hard for over the years. However, remember, running away may make you start a new chapter of your life called dissatisfaction. You will not settle down for less than you were aiming for before. You will always feel incompetent and cowardly. Furthermore, you will lose confidence and may lose people you cherish along the way.
Nevertheless, you can stop anytime, pause for a short period, take a rest, then resume your journey again. When you reach your limits, all you need is some time off to rethink and recharge, a deep breath, a backup plan, and a new approach for your life to rely on for the following chapters.
“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.” – Roy T. Bennett
2. Choose To Believe
Always choose to believe in yourself. Choose positivity. It’s not easy to convince your mind to be a firm believer especially when your life is not going as planned. But, look around you, observe those who are confident in their plans and have a positive mindset, and those who are weak and pointless because they choose not to believe in themselves. Which one will you choose to be out of those two categories of people?
Only a believer in oneself can see other ways out. You can do anything in life when you believe enough in yourself, your vision, and your capabilities.
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett
3. You Can Fail
There is no permanent failure. Failing becomes a reality when you make it a life motto. It’s your job to make sure it becomes temporary. Many of us have the problem of being labeled a failure when it is not a big deal.
With failure, something wrong is discovered and corrected whether it’s a plan, an attitude, a thought, or anything else. Then, it’s not failure, it’s an upgrade of plans, attitude, and thoughts. Don’t forget, that there may be other reasons for failure that need time and patience to be discovered and resolved.
What makes you a real success is encountering many failures. Every step walked on the road of failure is a building block of a successful life. Embrace failures and make sure you get the lessons whether it’s immediately or eventually.
4. Fight back With Positive Affirmations
I can do it. I have my way which can turn failure into success. I may not be able to see it, but I am a capable person. I know my limits, but it’s time to discover what’s beyond my sight. I am the only one who can uncover my myths.
When you go so far away and see fantastic surreal scenery, you want to take a shining pebble from that place as a souvenir because it’s evidence that once you were passing by there. This feeling is just the same as when you reach a point in your life where you feel good and proud of yourself, you believe if things go this way a little more, you can reach the top you are aiming for.
When you arrive at that station, please stop, capture the moment in your mind and write it in your diary, to be your treasure for a long time. When things get hard again, and you lose confidence, it will be your strength and the clearest positive affirmation you need to fight back against your weakness.
Undoubtedly, we are not always going up through life, there must be a downhill waiting for us somewhere, it may swallow our efforts if we decide to give in and admit defeat. However, you can always decide to fight back and you will win for sure.
5. Challenge Yourself
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett
If you are not doing it, then who will? If you are not confident enough, then who can help you gain it? If you are not sure you can walk properly, then are you sure you can stop now and forever with no regrets?
Each step is heavy at the beginning. If you give up every time you just start, then there will be a time you will be able to give up washing and bathing just because you are lazy and non-committed, and used to that for a long time.
Challenge yourself to do it and never let a moment of hesitation eat up your lifetime effort and achievement. Set challenges for yourself to overcome. Every time you succeed, you win a war against weakness and hesitation. Those enemies of fear, lack of confidence, and negative thoughts won’t vanish from your life without chasing them out firmly.
You are the captain of the ship, so lead it wisely. Develop a positive attitude toward everything that happens in your life, and it will become a habit of thinking positively.