I studied for each test, which was more than some of the other students in my class did. I didn’t devote nearly as much time as I should have to studying for a test though. I could have prepared a lot better, but I didn’t. Each test I would show up maybe slightly unprepared, but I would still do well. I didn’t doubt that I would do well, because I knew that I put in a good amount of effort. I had studied, and I had learned. The thing that separated me from a B and an A was my positive thinking. I knew that I could do well because I had studied and attempted to do well. I didn’t let doubt creep in. If I let doubt in then I wouldn’t be able to do as well on the test. I wouldn’t be able to think of the correct answer as easily if I was preoccupied with doubting myself. I didn’t want to let my self confidence drop or else I wouldn’t be able to do as well. Positive thinking will help anyone a lot more than doubting yourself.
Why do you allow yourself to think negative thoughts?
Your thoughts turn into your actions. These thoughts literally become a part of you. You will make yourself feel negative, you will make yourself feel inferior to others. You wouldn’t let others say bad things about you, so don’t do it to yourself. By being your own enemy then you allow yourself to only function at a portion of your capability. You can’t win if you only think about how you will lose. If you have willpower then you are able to change yourself. You decide what thoughts you entertain, so it only makes sense that you think of the positive instead. For example, if you want to plan a trip then you would think of all the exciting things you would do. You don’t want to dwell on thinking that the trip won’t happen because you will fulfill your own thoughts. You will sabotage the trip since you won’t be planning and thinking of ways to do it. Instead you are thinking of why it will not happen and this will make it not happen.
Have Courage in Yourself
Hiding in the corner will only help you continue to hide in the corner. Negative thoughts are like hiding in the corner. You are scared you will fail, so you don’t do anything. Have some confidence in yourself and courage, then you will be able to achieve more. Once you begin to want something you will start to visualize it. This visualize will take you down two different paths. If you are using positive thinking then you will see yourself achieving this goal, but if you aren’t then you will see yourself not achieving it. If you see yourself achieving the goal then you will start to commit to it. This will bring you closer to success just by the thoughts you have. You bring yourself farther from success when you refuse to think of success. Start off on the right foot and think positively. You have done things in the past to be proud of; I know this because everyone has. You have wonderful qualities, so focus on them. If all you do is focus on the few things you don’t have then you cannot see all the great things you do have.
Think of something that you failed at. Focus on it. It’s easy to feel the disappointment. Now, think about it as a learning experience. You won’t make the same mistake again, and next time you can succeed. Feel a little better now? That is the power that everyone knows about positive thinking. There is no reason to have negative thoughts when you know that it is only ruining your happiness. It is similar to hitting your head on the wall. You know that it hurts and it causes damage, but you continue to do it. Stop today. Allow your thoughts to come to you as normal, but when something negative surfaces just acknowledge that you are having a negative thought and replace it with the opposite. One example is when you are starting a project. Maybe you have to write a report. You start to think how hard it will be. You start having the negative thought, but you just let it flow past and replace it with a thought of the happy feeling of having the project finished after you start it. You might dwell on what someone will think of it, but you can replace that thought with one of how much someone will like it. It’s easy to know what to do, but implanting this is harder. It will take practice but there are many benefits.