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thoughts are not simply pieces of information that enter our
minds and then disappear. The words and ideas that we think can shape
our lives and drive us toward success and happiness or failure and
distress. How you think and feel can have a profound effect on your
ability to recognize opportunity, how well you perform, and the outcome
of the goals that you’ve set for yourself. When you maintain an optimistic outlook and make an effort to harbor only positive thoughts,
you begin to create the circumstances to help you achieve what
you desire. Being optimistic does not mean that you ignore difficulties or disregard limitations.
Instead, it means that you try and focus only on the thoughts that lift you up.
When you focus on the positive aspects of your life and your future, it helps maintain the feeling that you are worthy of your achievements. In turn, you will start to relax and look for solutions rather than
dwelling on problems. What the mind expects, it finds. If you
anticipate joy, good health, happiness, and accomplishment, you
will tend to experience them.
Staying positive may not have an immediate
effect on your situation, but it will likely have a profound and
instantaneous effect on your mood and the quality of your experiences.
In order for positive thinking to change your life, it must become your
predominant mind-set. It is within your grasp to become as happy, content, or successful as
you make up your mind to be.