Did you know there are far more reasons why you will not succeed in life than reasons for why you will? Too many people take the odds too seriously. There are always going to be obstacles in your way no matter what you want to do. Something as simple as eating incorporates obstacles every time you do it, but you never seem to think they are impossible to solve. One thing I have learned is that people are way too focused on why they can’t succeed instead of finding the reason why they could. Successful thinking is not something you have to have a degree in. It’s a mindset that you choose for yourself. The fact that you have already beaten the most insane odds that you will ever encounter by being born should be testament to the fact that nothing is impossible.
I could sit here for weeks telling you why there is not enough time, why your skills will never take you to where you want to go, or why the odds are stacked against you, and those might be reasons enough for you to lay down your dreams without trying. There are already too many people doing that, so I’d rather not. By looking at the odds that are actually in your favor, you can create quite a foundation on which you can build your successful thinking.
I am sure most of us have had people tell us that we can’t do something. Those people probably tell themselves several times a day that they won’t make it. People are simply not doing what they should do in order for them to successfully accomplish their own tasks. If they only knew that having negative thoughts will lead to nothing other than putting themselves in a position of failure. I have always been taught that nothing is impossible as long as you remember that other people can’t be blamed for you not being able to accomplish your tasks.
In order to implement successful thinking (also known as positive thinking) into your everyday life, you have to practice it every day. Yes, there are probably more reasons why you wouldn’t be able to do something, but that makes the adventure so much more fun, don’t you think? Sometimes finding the solutions are the best rewards we can possibly get. They also increase our knowledge and experience in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be possible to learn. By implementing successful thinking, we can gain this knowledge and experience and continue building on top of that.
I am always tempted to say “Just do it!” to anyone who puts off their dreams because of their constant dwelling on the odds against them. But at the same time, I don’t want to come across as if I am being obnoxious or blunt. More times than not, that is exactly what people need to hear in order to get their butts out of their own hindering thought patterns. In many ways, that could be what is necessary for them to start implementing successful thinking into their own lives.
Maybe there is a more subtle way to help people understand the concept of successful thinking. Maybe there is a way we might make the realization of our dreams a whole lot more simplified. I set out to find something that could help in this specific area. What I found was an infographic (presented by Jim F. Kukral) that could possibly put you on the right track to implementing successful thinking into your everyday life. It’s called 13 Reasons You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be, and it is a great reminder for why negative thinking is nothing but a road block which you are constantly maintaining.
The greatest way of overcoming your fear of failure is to constantly tell yourself that you are not the first one to fail, nor are you the only one for that matter who has encountered failure. I will end this humble attempt at inspiring you to succeed by quoting Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb. When asked about how it felt to fail so many times before finding a working solution for the light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – That is successful thinking.
Successful Thinking – The Mindset Of Success
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