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Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking

14/09/2015

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” John Homer Mille

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking - What we believe, we become...

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking – What we believe, we become…


DR. ERIC THOMAS | You Owe Yourself Happiness – YOU OWE YOU

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it. William James
In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. Do not make yourself ill with overwhelm. There is a tendency to fall into being weakened by perseverating on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. Marla Gibbs
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. Bill Meyer
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler

 

What does Positive Thinking mean to you? Yesterday was Positive Thinking Day so, this is the perfect topic to help us start our week with vim and vigor. When some folks hear the term “positive thinking,” they might remember the bestselling book by Norman Vincent Peale: The Power Of Positive Thinking, they might think of all the motivational speakers they have encountered in their lives, or they might think of Pollyanna and all those feel good folk who spend their time daydreaming instead of living… If this is you, then I suggest you come to terms with the fact that positive thinking isn’t about ignoring our responsibilities, pretending that our struggles no longer exist, never having a bad hair day or running off to some undefined Nirvana; it’s about taking charge of our thoughts, our beliefs, and our lives, and doing the necessary work that is required to get us from point A to point B. It’s about how we choose to respond to situations that we experience in our daily lives. So reconsider your perspective and understand that when we adopt a positive stance, we are adopting a CAN Do not a CAN’T Do spirit. Our thoughts determine our actions, and when we make an effort to act on the belief that our actions will bear fruit, the results, both good and bad, will give us a lot of insights to help us learn and grow. Dr Eric’s video above, and the two stories below are insightful because they tell somewhat different stories but, both offer a positive mental attitude theme. We can choose to be miserable over our life conditions or choose to act, grow beyond them, and make happiness a life choice. We owe it to ourselves.

A Story: The Wise Woman’s Stone
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me something more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone. Author Unknown via Yuni.com

A Story: Pollyanna – The Glad Girl
Even though many of us grew up thinking of Pollyanna in a pejorative way, the actual story of Pollyanna is an account of the power of the human spirit in overcoming tragedies. Pollyanna was an orphan who, after her mother died, moved to Vermont to live with her Aunt Polly. Aunty Polly was a wealthy, miserable lady and she was not keen on welcoming Pollyanna in. The young girl was a happy, sunny child who learned how to see the good in situations from her dad. As a little girl, she learned how to develop an optimistic attitude from what her Dad called “The Glad Game.” One Christmas, she had hoped for a doll but instead received crutches. Her dad advised Pollyanna that instead of getting upset, she should be grateful that she didn’t need the crutches.
When she moved to Vermont, she found herself in a community of hapless people and, over some time, she taught them The Glad Game and even Aunt Polly warmed up to her. Pollyanna’s life test came when she fell off the top floor of her aunt’s home and lost the use of her legs. She fell into a deep depression and couldn’t cheer herself up. But, one day, something magical happened. All the people she had helped in the community came to cheer her up and, soon, she was back to her old happy self. The real lesson of Pollyanna’s story is that once she got her groove back, she became determined to learn to walk again. Her positive attitude helped her overcome a tragic situation. That is what can happen to any of us. Bad things happen to good people but, our attitude can make a huge difference.

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” Norman Vincent Peale

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking - What we believe, we become...

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking – What we believe, we become…

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there. Norman Vincent Peale
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you. Les Brown
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. Eudora Welty
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. Charles Caleb Colton

 

How does Positive Thinking unfold in your life? Sometimes people think that because some of us choose the path of positive thinking, our lives must be “perfect.” I don’t know what your definition of perfect is but, I can speak for myself and say that I’ve had an adventurous life that has had its share of success, failure, challenges, disappointments and unspeakable joy. I wake up every morning with a grateful heart for the breath I take, food and shelter, and the ability to extend a hand to others. When we stop obsessing over our endless needs and wants, and express gratitude for what is, we are able to buckle down, focus on our SMART goals and help others achieve theirs too. My closest family and friends know that my life is a miracle, even with its current challenges, and I celebrate that fact by writing posts that would lift others and myself up. If 1-1000 people find a nugget of hope and wisdom in my posts, and it helps them move forward with their week, then my efforts have created a positive boomerang that invariably bounces back to me. We must remember that in every disappointment is a profound gift and blessing that can be used to help so many. The story below, about Flopsy, should give you more food for thought on the subject.

A Story: There’s More To Life Than Gathering Nuts – by Suzanne Willis Zoglio via Yuni.com
Flopsy was a high-achieving squirrel. He left the family nest when it was time, survived a few run-ins with retrievers, and dodged more than one Hawk in his day. He also learned to gather his food supply first thing in the day . . . before any play . . . and build a good stash in case the oncoming winter were to turn severe.
He found a mate – her name was Nuggets – and they raised three agile squirrels. One by one the youngsters left the nest, heading out across the wires to another part of town. When they were gone, Flopsy couldn’t help wondering, “Did I teach them all that they needed to know . . . did I give them the confidence they’ll need to survive? Did I spend enough time chasing them in spirals around the tree or just sitting side by side peacefully on the bank of the stream?” “Oh well,” he thought, “I did the best I could . . . and they seem like good squirrels.”
“So, on with life,” he thought. He got up early every morning and scampered across a few backyards to gather nuts . . . as he had done for so many years before. But soon he noticed that he wasn’t getting up with the same enthusiasm as he once had. Also, while he was foraging, his mind would wander. Sometimes he wondered if his nut gathering really mattered. After all, he and Nuggets had a reasonable stash of food . . . more, he thought, than two hungry squirrels could go through in a lifetime. “Maybe I should just . . . whoa . . . wait a minute . . . whoops . . . yikkkkkkkkkes.” With all his daydreaming, Flopsy lost his footing and went crashing down through the branches of a 100-year-old Copper Beech. At 5 feet above the ground, he almost caught his grip, but alas, it wasn’t to be. Flopsy crashed into the ground at a breakneck speed . . . except he didn’t break his neck! But he did black out for a moment. When he came to, he was on his back looking up at the canopy of penny-colored leaves dancing in the wind.
As he watched the swaying leaves, he remembered how he used to swing from branch to branch almost effortlessly. He loved to hang from one paw, flip over to the other side, and even hang by his tail. That’s how he got his name. He’d jump from one branch to another, flip his body over as if on a parallel bar . . . a regular Flying Wallenda of the squirrel world.
Just thinking about it made his pulse race. His little toes began to tap. It had been years since he’d done what he loved to do. After all, he’d been busy doing what he was supposed to do . . . gathering nuts, providing shelter . . . becoming part of the Treetop community. But now, he thought, “Why not? What am I waiting for?”
He lingered under the tree a little longer, and thought about what he and Nuggets really needed to survive. He figured out that if he gathered nuts early each day, he’d have time to “fly” in the afternoon . . . and still be home in time for dinner. He really didn’t need to spend 24/7 in the “hunt.”
Soon Flopsy was back practicing his high-branch act. He wasn’t as limber as he once had been, but he found his years of experience had taught him how to focus and soon he was flying even better than before.
But after several high-flying months, Flopsy sensed that something was still missing from his life. He definitely enjoyed what he was doing, but he still wasn’t sure if he was making a difference . . . for anyone but himself . . . and Nuggets, of course, whom he loved dearly. CONTINUED BELOW!
The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for August and September are:
08/03 – TIME
08/10 – CONTROL
08/17 – PURPOSE
08/24 – FAILURE
08/31 – HOPE

09/07 – LABOR & LITERACY
09/14 – POSITIVE THINKING
09/21 – PEACE/INTERNATIONAL PEACE
09/28 – GOOD NEIGHBORS/GOODWILL
More Below!

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking - What we believe, we become...

Motivation Mondays: Positive Thinking – What we believe, we become…

A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed. Gina Lake, author of What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt… Dorothy Day
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. Ralph Waldo Emerson
True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves, but from realizing our kinship with all beings. Pema Chodron

To those who think real life is only about pain, suffering and negativity, I beg to differ. Real life is about sadness and joys, successes and failures, and the CHOICE to choose where we want to rest our heads — on a bed of negative thoughts or a bed of positive outlooks. Choose wisely! Life is filled with blessings and burdens, and the difference between those who thrive and those who don’t speaks volumes about our attitude; having a positive mental attitude is critical to how we respond to events in our lives. What we believe, we become. What we resist, persists.  Maintain a positive outlook on life, learn to give back to others, and be grateful for the blessings and lessons.

A Story: There’s More To Life Than Gathering Nuts – by Suzanne Willis Zoglio via Yuni.com CONTD!
So he went back to the tree where he’d had his “Aha” moment. Yup . . . just propped himself up against the trunk of the tree, folded his little forelegs behind his head, and stared up under the penny-colored canopy of leaves. “How can I do what I love and also make a difference in some way?” (He was a pretty philosophical squirrel.) He asked the question and watched the shimmering leaves, but no answer was forthcoming. Disappointed . . . and more than a little frustrated, he scrambled to his feet and headed home to Nuggets. The next morning, while Flopsy was out gathering nuts, he noticed an adolescent squirrel on a low branch of a tree staring up. Just staring . . . not moving. So he scurried up next to the youngster and asked, “What’s up?” The younger squirrel replied, “I’m trying to figure out how to get to that cluster of mulberries at the end of that branch at the top of the tree. They look so delicious, but . . . I’m rather clumsy and I’m just not sure I can manage the climb.”

“Well, would you like a suggestion?” Flopsy offered. “Sure,” said the teenage squirrel . . . curious if this graying elder could REALLY teach him what he needed to know. So Flopsy proceeded to suggest a path that might be right for the young squirrel to take . . . given his capabilities and his destination. He even taught him a special way of using his claws so he wouldn’t slip. Soon the young squirrel was nibbling on mulberries from the end of a branch and Flopsy went off to gather nuts.
And then it hit him . . . right out of the blue. “That’s IT!” he blurted out. “That’s how I can do what I love and make a difference.” Soon Flopsy was running a school for high-flying squirrels. The days were long and the students were not always attentive, but the time just seemed to fly. One day, he turned to his mate and said, “You know, life doesn’t get any better than this . . . I couldn’t be more satisfied.” “Nor could I,” she said, “nor could I.”
3 Things We Can Learn From Flopsy About Moving Beyond Success
1. A whack on the head often helps our vision . . . we see what’s really important. Don’t wait for a ” wake-up call;” put your time where your priorities lie.
2. To feel fully alive, we need to feed our passions, desires, and dreams. Every day – in ways large and small – observe, enjoy, and create. Life is in the details.
3. When it seems like something’s missing, try giving. Share your talent to make a difference . . . build a legacy. The connection makes us whole. By Suzanne Willis Zoglio, Ph.D.
Positive Motivation Tip: What we believe we become. What we resist, persists… Keep a positive outlook on life, give back,  and be grateful for the blessings and lessons

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Until Next Time…
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Elizabeth Obih-Frank
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215 Comments leave one →
  1. Masshole Mommy permalink
    14/09/2015 3:38 pm

    So many people under estimate the power of positive thinking. It truly does work.

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  2. Kelly Hutchinson permalink
    14/09/2015 4:14 pm

    I have been thinking more negatively than I would like. I am making an effort to change that.

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  3. Scott permalink
    14/09/2015 4:26 pm

    Sometimes it is so hard to think positive when things aren’t going your way. That’s when your true strength must come through.

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  4. Autumn permalink
    14/09/2015 4:28 pm

    SMART goals are so important because so often people don’t achieve their goals because they weren’t measurable.

    I agree with you that there is more to life than just sadness- it is about attitude!

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  5. Joely Smith permalink
    14/09/2015 5:19 pm

    I am a FIRM believer of what we think we manifest! Nothing better than the power of positive thought AND Positive action!

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  6. Claudette Esterine permalink
    14/09/2015 5:22 pm

    Such wonderful stories and perspective on positive thinking. I for one prefer not to name my mode of living with labels but like you, I try my best to live from my deepest intentions. You are right – life is not perfect, i don’t have half of what some others have but I am happy!

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  7. May permalink
    14/09/2015 5:55 pm

    Great motivational monday! I totally agree with Zig’s comment. Positive thinking can get you much farther.

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  8. Karlyn Cruz permalink
    14/09/2015 6:58 pm

    There are some great quotes here. Positive thinking gets us further than pity parties!

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  9. Liz Mays permalink
    14/09/2015 7:04 pm

    I like your take on positive thinking. It’s not necessarily blocking out all of the negative things happening and focusing on the positive, it’s more about making positive changes.

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  10. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    14/09/2015 7:16 pm

    I completely agree that whatever it is that you put out into the world is what you will receive. I try to meet people with a positive energy full of hope and caring. Usually that is what I’m met with from others too. 🙂

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  11. Jenn permalink
    14/09/2015 7:32 pm

    Great blog post. So inspirational. I agree positive thinking can really change your life.

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  12. Debbie Denny permalink
    14/09/2015 7:33 pm

    I am a firm believer in positive thinking. I have each day as a new day because of this.

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  13. Nicole Haas Etolen permalink
    14/09/2015 9:01 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love this post, sometimes I’m a negative thinker. I’ve learned because of this. Thank you.

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  14. Kai Darul permalink
    14/09/2015 9:49 pm

    I love this! Indeed, we all have to work on ourselves to be able to see the positive even in the hardest of times. I love reading about topics like this and your post is so on point. Thank you for sharing. I will keep on coming back.

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  15. Lauren Harmon permalink
    14/09/2015 10:44 pm

    I love, love, love the quote about positive energy attracting more positive energy, it’s so true and something that I’m trying to practice.

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  16. patricemfoster permalink
    14/09/2015 10:56 pm

    Positive thinking push us to do things we naturally wouldn’t do …stop being a victim powerful statement. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. 14/09/2015 11:13 pm

    Eric Thomas is awesome, but when I see people like this I can’t help wondering if they are able to maintain their positivity EVERY day or if they lapse into normal sometimes.

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    • 16/09/2015 12:39 am

      They lapse into normal like everyone else and have bad days too.
      We are all human and that is why constant reminders to get back on track are important.
      TY Gilly!

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  18. miss (@thedealmatch) permalink
    14/09/2015 11:22 pm

    Thanks for great motivation! I always enjoy reading your article, very inspiring and positive

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  19. upliftingfam permalink
    15/09/2015 12:00 am

    This post comes with perfect timing. I habe been stressing over an issue that I really can’t control. I need to stop letting it get to me bc it’s not helping me. I’ve been in knots for a few days. 😦

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    • 16/09/2015 12:35 am

      Dear Christy! I’m glad this helped take the edge off. You have a big heart so I can understand how things can bother you deeply… {{{hugs}}}

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  20. violetaloredana permalink
    15/09/2015 12:47 am

    It’s always important to try and keep a positive attitude and to think in a positive way. It won’t mean, like you said, that life doesn’t have any negative/hard part, but it will help in dealing with them. Plus, there is a saying that a “happy face makes happy people” 🙂

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  21. Shannon P permalink
    15/09/2015 2:03 am

    Fake it till you make it! I always try to think on the ‘bright side’ of things when I’m having an off day, and it helps!

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  22. 15/09/2015 2:07 am

    This is my favorite post of yours – bar none. So many good quotes, and the stories! Wow! Pollyanna, The Precious Stone, Norman Vincent Peale, John Homer Mille, Walt Disney. So much to learn. And after it’s learned, so much to remember every single day. This will inspire many with more than just a “nugget” of wisdom! 🙂

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  23. RonRon permalink
    15/09/2015 2:44 am

    What a great read for me. Positive thinking can hugely affect the outcome of anyone’s life or day.

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  24. Rosey permalink
    15/09/2015 2:57 am

    I do my best to indulge in positive thinking. Every once in awhile I get trapped up in the other and that never pays. 🙂

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  25. Catherine Curti permalink
    15/09/2015 3:24 am

    Positive thinking is good vibes and makes your whole day positive. I had a great time reading this awesome article.

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  26. joskibyrne permalink
    15/09/2015 3:42 am

    I really need to be more positive at the moment – thank you for this.

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  27. rochkirstin permalink
    15/09/2015 3:48 am

    The first pocket book I ever read was Pollyanna. Yes, I have known her as an orphan who lived with her aunt. She’s an inspiration to little kids for her positive outlook in life no matter how hard she has been through,

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  28. jmgoyder permalink
    15/09/2015 4:18 am

    I so appreciate what you do on this blog. Sometimes I can’t always take all of the quotes in, but there is always something about your words that resonates.

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  29. 15/09/2015 5:26 am

    ” Bad things happen to good people but, our attitude can make a huge difference.”

    This is so true. It’s only when you have a positive outlook that you are able to recover quickly.

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  30. adashofmegnut permalink
    15/09/2015 6:04 am

    Love this post! It really made me think what does positive thinking mean to me? Love

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  31. VICTORIA permalink
    15/09/2015 6:29 am

    There is always great power in being optimistic! Thinking the other way will just drag you down and hinder you from achieving your goals!

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  32. Daisy permalink
    15/09/2015 6:42 am

    Positive thinking does make a big difference! I need to be better about this because I have been so stressed lately and it isn’t good for me.

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  33. Melisa Sanchez permalink
    15/09/2015 6:48 am

    Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi-
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful thoughts and story, what a good reminders for me, specially those positive thoughts. It helps to encourage me a lot 🙂

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  34. lbosworth permalink
    15/09/2015 7:32 am

    Positive thinking helps me attract what I want in my life. If I am well rested, it’s so easy to be positive!

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  35. Beth@FrugalFroggie permalink
    15/09/2015 7:35 am

    Positive thinking can change the motion of your day. I believe in the power of positive thinking.

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  36. satrntgr permalink
    15/09/2015 7:44 am

    Positive thinking is so important!! Even in a negative situation, you have to see what you can take from it for the positive!! Great advice!

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  37. Tee permalink
    15/09/2015 7:59 am

    I love your Motivational Mondays. Nothing like the beginning of the week to read about positivity! Love your collage of photos as well.

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  38. 204 Park permalink
    15/09/2015 8:02 am

    “What we believe we become” – I couldn’t agree more! I try to keep a positive outlook most of the time because I truly believe that your energy attracts what you put out there and I sure know I’d much rather it all be positive than anything else!

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  39. Mia Foo permalink
    15/09/2015 8:42 am

    i think positive thinking is the best solution to all our problems in life. it’ll probably works like LOA, as positivity brings more positivity!

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  40. 3sonshavei permalink
    15/09/2015 8:48 am

    That ET is a very passionate speaker. That’s great!

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  41. Nova permalink
    15/09/2015 9:46 am

    Love this article, positive thinking is what makes us find the best in us…

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  42. Girl, Unspotted permalink
    15/09/2015 9:50 am

    What a motivating piece! I live for positivity and I consider it pretty much my religion. It really is amazing to me that you can attract the energy that you choose to create.

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  43. Britani Marie Cruz permalink
    15/09/2015 10:48 am

    great post!!!! positive thinking is vital to me!!!

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  44. LizZ H. permalink
    15/09/2015 11:00 am

    I loved the top quote you used. I hope you don’t mind me copying it to add to my personal collection 😀

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  45. The L's Mum permalink
    15/09/2015 1:35 pm

    What a fabulous post. I never knew it was positive thinking day. I always try and remain positive. A positive mindset really helped with my Post natal depression.

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  46. Jennifer S. Mitchell permalink
    15/09/2015 2:14 pm

    Positive thinking is definitely something I struggle with. Sometimes it’s just hard to be positive. I try my best, though!

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  47. Norah Salazar permalink
    15/09/2015 2:21 pm

    Positive mind, positive thoughts always brings the right outcome for me. I try this everyday and it does work

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  48. Stevie permalink
    15/09/2015 2:45 pm

    Love the “can do” attitude! I need to start doing some more “positive thinking” on a day to day basis. This post was a great reminder!

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  49. Shann Eva permalink
    15/09/2015 3:32 pm

    I definitely believe you have to put good energy out there to get it in return. If you are negative all the time, you won’t be happy anyways.

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  50. Ms. Katrina permalink
    15/09/2015 3:44 pm

    I very much believe in sending out positive vibes. It works for me in my life and I tend to attract positive people into my life.

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  51. Julie permalink
    15/09/2015 4:19 pm

    Positive thinking is something I like to practice in my everyday life. Being around sick people all the time and seeing a grim prognosis really brings me down. It affects my mood and how I function throughout the day when I let negative thoughts. Meditation and yoga is helps a lot. Having a positive outlook also enables me to keep going and doing my job for the ones that need me.

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  52. Michelle Solee permalink
    15/09/2015 4:22 pm

    Positive thinking will help you to move forward and understands that life may not be perfect but you can still make a difference.

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  53. Jennifer Clay permalink
    15/09/2015 5:16 pm

    Positive thinking to me is not letting anything negative get into your head or not let it bring you down. To think of the good in things and not focus on the bad.

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  54. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    15/09/2015 5:45 pm

    I’m all about positive thinking! With a possitve mind set you can do anything!

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  55. Sojourner Williams permalink
    15/09/2015 6:28 pm

    Yes! Attitude is everything! Great reminder to always look on the bright side.

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  56. Anne V permalink
    15/09/2015 6:31 pm

    Approaching everything in life on a positive note definitely beats a negative start. You’ll find that when you begin your day by looking on the bright side and dispensing thoughts of whatever could go wrong makes a huge difference on how it goes.

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  57. maggiesblog2 permalink
    15/09/2015 6:33 pm

    My friend and I were just speaking about positive thinking today. We have been having a rough time at our work and we both said we try to stay and think positive but some days are harder than others.

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  58. Jason Panuelos permalink
    15/09/2015 7:16 pm

    It’s so important to see the good in everything! Keep positive and good things are bound to happen 😀

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  59. justalittlespoonful permalink
    15/09/2015 7:37 pm

    Positive thinking goes a long way to navigating through some f the most difficult and challenging obstacles.

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  60. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    15/09/2015 8:36 pm

    It is so true that positive thinking can take to you the path you have only dreamt of! LIfe is indeed full of blessings and that positive approach towards it is what you need to overcome any obstacles.

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  61. foundfrolicking permalink
    15/09/2015 9:36 pm

    One of the most important things I think anyone can realize about life is that it is what YOU make of it. Rather than being a victim to life and your experiences, taking charge and choosing to find positive aspects to even the hard moments in life make such a big difference.

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  62. HilLesha permalink
    16/09/2015 12:41 am

    I’ll admit that I struggle with negative thinking from time to time. However, I do try to look on the positive side in most cases. Negative thinking just makes’ matters much worse.

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  63. RonRon permalink
    16/09/2015 1:24 am

    Attitude is definitely everything! Always look at the brighter side of each and every situation.

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  64. Franc Ramon permalink
    16/09/2015 3:26 am

    Positive thoughts generate positive action and yields positive results. Having an optimistic perspective really can give us a better outlook and inspire us to do better.

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  65. abundantjourneys permalink
    16/09/2015 6:38 am

    Maintaining positive thoughts is critical to get through life. When times get stressful, it is helpful to have a positive virtual box you can open to re-direct your thoughts to those more uplifting. Also, soaking up nature can help ease the brain and restore positive thoughts.

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  66. firststepstogreatstrides permalink
    16/09/2015 6:41 am

    I’ve always believed in the power of thought. I love Motivational Monday! xo

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  67. marly_ms (@mgmhar) permalink
    16/09/2015 7:13 am

    Whenever things are difficult for me, sometimes I feel like giving up. But when I think of the people who really mean to me and looking up to me, then it comes to me that I have to believe that I can do better. That’s the positive thinking coming.

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  68. thewomentalk permalink
    16/09/2015 7:36 am

    Staying positive can be challenging but it is not hard. Negative thoughts do not help us achieve anything, only garner fear and helplessness! Very motivating post!

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  69. Fred permalink
    16/09/2015 8:13 am

    Your quote is very true. Someone with a positive attitude is very infectious. It lightens up the thoughts of everyone so they can come up with the best solutions to their problems. A negative thinker would mire the group down further.

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  70. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    16/09/2015 8:37 am

    My country is going thru a lot of uncertainties and not so favourable situation. The only think that kept me staying here and contribute whatever I can is Positive Thinking. I love my country and hope the it will become better in the future. Keep striving to be a better person.

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  71. Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself) permalink
    16/09/2015 8:42 am

    Positivity love and light is where it’s at – thanks for helping spread goodness!

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  72. 3sonshavei permalink
    16/09/2015 9:32 am

    Thanks for the reminder to start my morning positively

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  73. colonialist permalink
    16/09/2015 9:57 am

    Too many people regard positive thinking as being positive everything will go wrong, or that the world is about to end.

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  74. Jojo Vito permalink
    16/09/2015 10:02 am

    yes, to think is to create…we just need to remind ourselves to stay focus 🙂

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  75. Tiffany Yong permalink
    16/09/2015 10:23 am

    Pollyanna is a very very very old childhood story that I’ve forgotten that I knew! It is nice re-reading it now that we’ve matured and see it from another perspective

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  76. Jasmine Espinal permalink
    16/09/2015 12:00 pm

    Staying positive is a must!

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  77. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    16/09/2015 12:14 pm

    Positive thinking works great for me. If I think negatively, I would have not survive what I have been through.

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  78. upliftingfam permalink
    16/09/2015 1:41 pm

    Thank you for the reminder. Some days it is hard to think positively especially when I am in the midst of a horrible flare. I wish that I could get my pain under control. 😦

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  79. Ms. Katrina permalink
    16/09/2015 4:29 pm

    Positive thinking means to me that when my first few plans don’t work out, I keep it moving on the next plan and not give in to despair.

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  80. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    16/09/2015 5:00 pm

    If you are in deep sorrow or you’ve got tons of problems on your plate, it’s hard to think positive.

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  81. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    16/09/2015 5:02 pm

    it’s hard to think positive when you’ve got tons of problems on your plate.

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  82. Anna permalink
    16/09/2015 6:09 pm

    I always go for positive thinking, it gives us a refreshing outlook in life.

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  83. amittenfull permalink
    16/09/2015 6:12 pm

    Great thoughts! I have definitely been doing a lot of changing my attitude into more of a positive one! It goes a long way!

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  84. Nova permalink
    16/09/2015 7:10 pm

    A great motivation for all of us, this is a wonderful article to remind us to be a positive thinker always

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  85. PrayerFull Mum permalink
    16/09/2015 9:26 pm

    I really think it’s the state of the mind. Mind over matter, right? When we channel our thoughts and feelings towards positivity, we will tend to see the good things in our lives and appreciate all the blessings we have, instead of focusing on the negativity. There’s always something better and bigger if you focus on the things we don’t have and the viscous cycle never ends that way!

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  86. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    16/09/2015 9:54 pm

    In reality, it is very hard be a positive-thinker especially in very stressful and problematic days. But to be honest, if you strive to be positive at all cost, it all ends in a happy ending. 🙂

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  87. Fernando Ceballos Lachica permalink
    16/09/2015 10:05 pm

    I’m glad that this postive thinkng doesn’t leave my senses at all. But sometimes, it will run away when I was not in the mood.

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  88. Lauren Harmon permalink
    16/09/2015 11:24 pm

    Living and thinking positively is so important in this day and age, thanks so much for the reminder!

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  89. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    17/09/2015 12:59 am

    If we can all change our mindset to think positively in whatever situations we are in, then we can think of better solutions to problems, or if things don’t come out as planned, then we can take the negative consequences lightly and move on.

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  90. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    17/09/2015 2:11 am

    Positive thinking does wonders. But I am more of a ‘realistic’ person.

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  91. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    17/09/2015 2:46 am

    Starting your day focusing on positive thoughts will definitely bring productive results. However, one should learn to accept that failures also is a big part of a day’s life.

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  92. Jonathan Key permalink
    17/09/2015 4:50 am

    Positive thinking is such a beautiful thing and can have such long reaching consequences. It’s the old, wise quote: “If you think you can you will. If you think you can’t you won’t. Simple.”

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  93. Louise ღ (@louisechelle) permalink
    17/09/2015 5:26 am

    I have read the book by Peale and I must say it really helped me get a more positive outlook in life. It made everything lighter and brighter. Getting a positive attitude really reflects in us physically and by the way we react to things.

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  94. Mommy Levy permalink
    17/09/2015 6:45 am

    A reminder to be positive is what I need when I feel alone and troubled. Thanks for the post.

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  95. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    17/09/2015 8:28 am

    I love the video of Dr. Eric Thomas. It’s spot on!

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  96. erikaawakening permalink
    17/09/2015 11:27 am

    You know, I had never heard the back story on Pollyanna before … thanks for sharing that. I teach this in my 15-Week Miracle Coaching program, about how we can get ourselves in upward spirals or downward spirals. What an inspiring example 🙂

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  97. Yona Williams permalink
    17/09/2015 12:46 pm

    You can accomplish so much more with positive thinking. I truly believe in the Law of Attraction.

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  98. Catherine Curti permalink
    17/09/2015 2:45 pm

    Sometimes I’m too much negative in my life, thanks for all my friends in keeping me positive. Thank you for positive thoughts and motivations.

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  99. Hui Zi permalink
    17/09/2015 7:22 pm

    Yeah, positive attitude is the way to go. But not an easy feat to keep the positive thinking constantly.

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  100. rocky permalink
    17/09/2015 10:10 pm

    Great post you have here and cool photos! thanks for sharing

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  101. momglenz permalink
    17/09/2015 10:10 pm

    Great post you have here and cool photos! thanks for sharing

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  102. Ling Tan permalink
    18/09/2015 2:53 am

    hmmmm. food for thought again. It is tough to constantly keep the spirits up and on a high. Consciously bringing yourself back to the state of thinking positively, no matter the scenario, is just that, a conscious effort.

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  103. Holly @ Woman Tribune permalink
    18/09/2015 4:06 pm

    I absolutely love that you made mention of Pollyanna. I hadn’t seen that movie until I was an adult (I know, why did no one ever sit me down as a kid to watch it?) and it was incredible. We could all stand to learn a little something from Pollyanna.

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  104. Holly permalink
    18/09/2015 4:07 pm

    I absolutely love that you made mention of Pollyanna. I hadn’t seen that movie until I was an adult (I know, why did no one ever sit me down as a kid to watch it?) and it was incredible. We could all stand to learn a little something from Pollyanna.

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  105. Dominique Goh permalink
    20/09/2015 4:13 am

    Positive thinking will certainly make one work harder and acheive one’s goals.

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  106. Melissa Ungco permalink
    21/09/2015 2:54 am

    I love this! This reminds me of the law of attraction. If you think negatively, negative things are bound. If you think otherwise or positively, then you attract the good and beautiful things. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I needed this reminder. 🙂

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  107. KRIZZA permalink
    21/09/2015 7:11 am

    I think positive thinking boils down from being contented with your life. If you are happy and contented in life, you will tend to see the beauty in everything. Thanks for sharing all those nice stories. 🙂

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  108. nilyncartagena permalink
    21/09/2015 10:17 pm

    Positive thinking is what we need to stay sane! Otherwise, we’d go crazy with all that’s happening around us! I hope that I continue to focus on the positive side of things.

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  109. Marissa Bautista-Bulatao permalink
    21/09/2015 11:30 pm

    If everyone believes in positivity, the world would be such a lovely place!

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  110. Mommy Maye permalink
    22/09/2015 12:40 am

    Our mind is very powerful. Whatever we think of is most likely will happen. So I always think positive. I love all the stories so thank you very much for keeping us inspired as always.

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  111. Allan permalink
    23/09/2015 1:32 am

    I think being optimistic is a nice attitude. We should always think positive in all aspect.

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  112. Melgie permalink
    23/09/2015 4:55 am

    Positive thinking always great attitude to have- It gives you courage and confident in life that no matter what happen there’s always always great happen. I love this post! Thanks for sharing:)

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  113. Mark Villar permalink
    25/09/2015 7:23 pm

    When times get rough all you have to do is trust HIM and think positive.

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  114. Mommy Anna permalink
    04/10/2015 5:52 pm

    If I am down or worried, I have to remind my self to stay positive

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