As a self described Positive Thinking author I’ve been struggling.
It stinks because I feel that I’m not supposed to allow negative thoughts to take over.
I never set out to write a “real” book. My plan was to simply write a short e-book and offer it for free on my site. After I wrote my little e-book I put it away. Upon re-reading it a month later my positive thoughts began to wane.
I know my message is worthwhile. Positive Thinking can make a difference in how much you enjoy your life. It’s good for your health. Positive thinking increases your endorphins, and you can perceive more opportunities and possibilities.
What if people read it and told me that what I wrote about is nothing new? The truth is that authors have been writing about Positive Thinking for decades. Feeling defeated and afraid of being judged I decided not to offer my Positive Thinking e-book.
What was wrong with me? I help people and teach them positive thinking techniques. They leave my office with tools that can change their life. And here I am allowing my negative thoughts to control my actions.
A year later I went back to that little e-book to turn it into a real Positive Thinking book. Twelve chapters later I knew I had something that would help others. After I opened the email which read “I’ve never heard of affirmations. Is there a market for your book?” I felt my stomach drop.
OK Wendy, it’s time to reframe your thoughts, I mumbled. So what if there are other personal development books? There are hundreds of cookbooks published each year and people never get tired of them. You’ve gotta find a new way of thinking, starting now!
That night I went to sleep and asked my subconscious mind (yes, I talk to it lol!) to come up with solutions to my problem.
A few days later I had it! While teaching a class I realized that I had something new. Until I had asked my subconscious (my higher self, god) it never occurred to me to examine what I teach. It never occurred to me that I already had the answer.
Moral: When I shift my thoughts and become a Positive Thinker, amazing things can happen.