Psychology: The Power of Thought

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The power to influence ones thinking can have a profound impact on both health and achievement. Thoughts, and in particular, our subconscious thoughts, directly impact our behavior. Our perception of events and the resulting action, all impact our achievement and health. Robert J. Trotter, through his article, "Stop Blaming Yourself," articulates this point very well. Through ones thoughts, an individual can dictate how they interact with the world. Thoughts allow individuals to rise above temporary hardships and setbacks, and use them as stepping stones to success. As the article illustrates, the power of thought has a profound impact on the person we eventually become. To begin, being either optimistic or pessimistic can impact an individuals circumstances. Optimism provides a more upbeat view regarding circumstances prevailing around an individual. Optimism allows for the individual to adequately adjust and alter their thoughts in an effort to achieve a desired result. For instance, failure will undoubtedly occur in an individual's life. A job interview that didn't go well, a presentation that lacked key information, or a test that was failed all provides learning experiences for the optimistic individual. One who is pessimistic simply takes that end result as it is, with no further action. An optimist however, uses this information to alter their approach when attempting the feat again. This key difference in mindset or thought processes is what allows for the
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