Saturday, March 13, 2010

As Man Thinketh... The Power of Positive Thinking



The book of the week was As Man Thinketh by James Allen. It’s a good little book. It is written very artistically has a very important main point. The concept emphasized throughout the book is the power of positive thinking. The book has been read for many generations and most recently it inspired the writing of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

The power of positive thinking is incredible. I marvel at how powerful the brain is all the time! There is very few things that you have complete and total control over in life and one of those things is how you think about things and what you think about. You can think about things positively or negatively. If you think positively about things you will be happier, healthier, and all around more successful, and if you think negatively… well your life will suck.

Your happiness can greatly be affected by thinking positively. If you wake up in the morning and tell yourself “This is going to be an awesome day!” then it will, in fact, be an awesome day. You mind subconsciously pulls out all the stimuli around you that makes that day awesome. Your mind thinks… it’s warmer than it was yesterday, I feel rested, I have a wonderful family, I look great today, and so on, in a subconscious effort to make your day "awesome"… and again… with negative thinking you’ll only pull the negative stimuli. Stick to the positive thinking, why not focus on the good stuff in life?

And health… you will be healthier with positive thinking. Many common health problems are stress induced and a lot of stress will manifest from negative thinking. What health problems? Migraines, Ulcers, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Muscle Tension, and the list goes on… Doctors say that thinking positively about an existing illness will even make you heal faster.

Overall, success is widely dependent on your attitude. If you are positive about your surroundings and you visualize your goals, you will be more successful in what you do. If you are into the classics you might want to check this book out, but the writing is pretty old school and it's not for everyone. If you have any questions on the book don't hesitate to ask. I would be more than happy to help anyone that wants it.


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