Positive thinking helps to achieve success in all endeavors. Here are 3 secrets to putting it into practice:

1. The power of desire

In your mind imagine what you would like to achieve or what character features to acquire. Think for a moment that all this is possible.

Awaken in yourself a strong desire to attain your wishes reflecting on the subject of your aspirations. Provoke in you vivid emotions and strong desires, and new ideas will replace your old fears and negative thoughts.

If you carefully think over the above, you will see that it is not new for you. When you worry, then first of all you imagine a vivid picture of the potential unpleasant outcomes. You do not make any effort, but just persistently think of the final result. The only difference now is that you should change the imagined negative results to the positive ones.

By continuous ‘playback’ of the image of the potential unpleasant outcome, it begins to seem to you more and more real. After some time it automatically provokes appropriate emotions: fear, anxiety, frustration. Now, by changing the ‘outcome image’, you can easily cause positive emotions.

Mentally drawing the desired outcome and reflecting on it, you make it more and more likely to happen, but this time it causes enthusiasm, cheerful mood, confidence, and joy in the anticipation of victory.

2. Without trying, you will never know

Do not forget that your mind with equal ease can act as a ‘mechanism of failure’ or as a ‘mechanism of success’, depending on the information that you put into it and on the goals you set. After all, our mind is a ‘device’ striving for particular goals. Many of us unconsciously and unintentionally determine the failure as the ultimate goal because their minds are full of the images of the possible negative outcomes.

Remember that your mind does not ‘negotiate’ the incoming information and does not ‘put it into question’. That is why it is very important to give it real and truthful information about the world. The purpose of conscious logical thinking is to find the truth, to work out the right assessments and opinions. In fact, most of us are inclined to underestimate ourselves and overestimate the nature of the challenges we face.

Many people get easily upset by a nonchalantly dropped negative comment. When someone is treating them not enough respectfully or even contemptuously, they unconditionally “swallow” this fact, concluding that they are defective in some way. Almost every one of us every day becomes a subject of negative suggestions. If our mind is functioning normally, there is no need to blindly accept this suggestion. If you are criticized or get a negative comment, just tell yourself: “It is far from that.

The purpose of conscious rational thinking is to develop a logical conclusion. The thought “I failed in the past that is why I will certainly fail againis not logical. It is absolutely unreasonable to say to yourself “I can’t” in the absence of any evidence to support such a conclusion. Take the example of a person who replied to the question of whether he can play the piano like this:

– I don’t know.
– What does it mean “I don’t know”? – Followed a puzzling question.
– I’ve never tried to.

3. Decide what you want

The point is to decide what you want, to set goals you want to achieve and focus on them. Don’t spend time and effort on identifying what you do not want because it is unreasonable. Check out detailed tips on how to discover what you really want from life.

You have to believe and trust your subconscious mind. Only by trusting and acting you can expect real results. You need to learn to do your job and act decisively, believing in the best and letting the results take care of themselves.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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