“The power of positive thinking movement has a stranglehold on American Society…”
Come on… Stranglehold? Wow. That’s pretty dramatic.
The last I checked, no one is complaining about the positive thinking movement. Maybe except for those who don’t get it.
Before I share some of the prime quotes from the blog, I want to share my thoughts on positive thinking.
Here are two good reasons to be a positive thinker:
- Positive thoughts feel better than negative ones.
- Positive thinking has the power to change our attitude, behavior, and ultimately our actions.
From the blog: “Positive Thinking can actually be counterproductive.”
If it becomes counterproductive, then it is NOT positive thinking.
For example, if you are trying to think positive thoughts about starting a business and you notice a feeling in the back of your mind that says “You can’t do that,” that’s not positive thinking – it’s a negative thought.
One powerful thing I’ve learned is that when I have a goal and I notice that little negative feeling pop up, it’s a sign that I need to be proactive and overcome my limiting beliefs and negative thinking.
Positive thinking must feel true for you. If it doesn’t, then it’s not positive thinking.
From the blog: “The power of positive thinking movement is the cornerstone upon which countless American self-help empires have been built. But does it really have the power it so often promises?”
If I use positive thinking to motivate myself to feel better in the moment and achieve more, then YES, it does have a lot of power.
From the blog: “There is no scientific evidence…”
Um…yes there is.
Check out this research. Intentional Intelligence is defined as as one’s ability to (a) identify one’s current thoughts and (b) choose positive thoughts in one’s mind. Author David Steingard, PhD, has proven that positive thinking creates measurable results.
Proof that positive thinking makes a difference.
I spent years as a negative thinker. Living with worry and anxiety is an awful way to live life. I practice powerful positive thinking every day because it feels better to be optimistic and positive. The fact that I’m happier and more fulfilled is enough proof for me.
Here’s the Huffington Post article that got me up on my soapbox.