Sunday, January 13, 2013
Do you think you can...?
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right" ~Henry Ford
I have always loved this quote. To me, it illustrates one of life’s fundamental truths…there is power to be found in positive thinking. I am a strong believer in positivity. I think it can do wonders for the soul. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t always believe in it. But once I started actually practicing it, it changed me internally in ways that I never thought possible.
If we don’t believe in ourselves, how can we expect anyone else to believe in us? If we don’t think we can accomplish something, haven’t we already set ourselves up for failure before we even begin? If we take a negative approach to something or someone, won’t that negativity begin to permeate the relationship/connection with that someone or something?
Is positivity a magic wand that can make anything happen? Of course not. There’s no such thing. Positivity does not work in such a manner. But what it DOES do is bring about a sense of internal clarity and happiness that is so often missing within us. It will allow for more positive interactions with others, and that is wonderfully contagious. It will also allow us to pursue difficult or intimidating endeavors with a mindset that does not set us up for failure before we even begin. That alone can make all the difference in the world.
Do you find that positive thinking helps you? Or do you feel that it’s easier than it sounds? Share your thoughts or experiences.