(Myers and Dewall, pg.30). If I wake up and I am thinking to myself that this is going to be a bad day, it affects me and I will usually have a bad day. It has been said that positive thinking will produce a positive outcome. According to Darshan Goswami, “Some long term studies on positive thinking and health have been conducted that confirms positive thinking strengthens the immune system and assists in healing.” (The Power of Positive Thinking) By my own observations, I agree with this statement. When I have gone to work thinking that I do not want to be there and that it will be a bad day, I end up having a bad day. The opposite holds true as well. My emotions can have an influence over my health. When I get too upset about something at work, it will literally make me sick to my stomach and end up giving me a headache. If I dwell on not feeling well it can literally make me feel sick. This is another example of how negative and positive thinking can affect health. This gives way to our body’s neural communications and how they send messages to other
In his article, The Power of Negative Thinking, Oliver Burkeman discusses the realities behind excessive optimism and the benefits to negative thinking. Specifically, Burkeman argues that positive thinking hinders the preparation and motivation necessary to tackle actual real world problems whereas negative thinking allows for such preparation. His argument’s strengths come from his constant use of logic in regards to his evidence whether it be the “fire walkers” in the first paragraph or the opinions of Barbara Ehrenreich in the paragraph nine. In short, Burkeman does a superb job of championing the benefits of pessimism through his criticism on positive thinking.
“‘...”positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss...it carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence”’(Clear). Positive thinking can help you through many tough situations. As victims of the Holocaust, both Anne Frank and Sophie Scholl displayed positive attitudes during their hardships.People can best respond to conflict by staying positive and seeing the brighter part in situations.
There are skeptics who believe positive thinking practices are a mere trend and wants society to stop encouraging it. Myth buster and author of Bright-Sided, Barbara Ehrenreich, goes as far as saying positive thinking has damaged America. In her book she comes down on positive thinkers insisting they need to be more realistic about the struggles that undoubtedly are coming into their lives. Disagreeing with certain peoples’ beliefs about the method of simply thinking goals into existence.
For example, I attend college and I have to write this essay, struggling to get ideas out of my head. I always tell my parents that school is difficult and I want to quit college. They tell me this isn’t the right way to think of college, of course it will be tough, but it takes you to a better future. Without the knowledge of positive thinking, there would be so much negativity and people struggling to find definite answers to their own questions and concerns.
The first reason why your thoughts determine your successes or failures is if people say “you can’t, you wont”. When someone says “I can't do this” the person will think that they can’t so whatever
This summer I began reading a book titled, “Tough Times Never Last, but Tough People do” By Dr. Robert Schuller. In this book he highlighted a concept describing positivity thinking. Positivity thinking is a conscious effort to always choose positivity when neutral or negative thoughts may be easy to settle for. This has help me in building a positive workplace environment. But this environment was established before this summer internship. Josh Whitman, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (”DIA”) Director of Athletics, changed the department's atmosphere with a three word hashtag. #WeWillWin. This type of positivity thinking challenges complacency and negativity with hope. With this atmosphere established by the department's head, his subordinates must be able to buy in and promote such way of thinking. Positive and passionate professionals always seem to be on their game. These three things have assisted me in my contribution to this positivity thinking. I will explain in the following paragraphs.
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Do you have an idea now why negative ideas can be so entrenched in your mind, and do you see why doing positive affirmations for a few weeks might not be enough to turn the tide of your own negative opinion?
An example of two positive thinking and optimism works for me is when I used to get panics attack I use to think positive close my eyes and take myself to a happy place it used to help it go away. Or when I work out telling myself you got this helps me get thru the workout.
If you´re serious about turning your life around, then thinking positive thoughts - or thinking brilliantly, as I like to call it - is definitely the first step. But for brilliant thinking to make a real difference in your life, you will want to learn from your negative thoughts as well.
The term 'positive thinking' is overused in the modern day. The term, which was once used to refer to the discipline of reinforcing affirmative statements to manipulate one's mindset on reality, now has evolved into a purely subjective term where it can mean anything from a positive outlook on life to dangerous optimism on volatile issues. While the technique is purported to be a means of changing one's outlook for the better, there have been occurrences where the overindulgence in positive thinking has led to the demise of many. The United States, in the past has been accused of being a nation immersed in positive outlook and expecting issues to be resolved by itself. But the U.S should not be considered guilty of 'positive thinking' today
My chosen empirical articles, relevant course material, as well as personal experience have all produced evidence which supported the idea that practicing dispositional optimism would benefit me. I indeed have improved the way in which I attain a goal that I want to achieve. I plan to further establish this mindset while continually striving toward and improving how I realize my goals. Sustaining this optimistic mindset might be a difficult task; I expect to reap a constructive outcome