"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."
When we are caught up in negative thinking, we create that negative experience for ourselves. We end up feeling anger or discouraged or hopless or despairing. Those negative thoughts become our assessment of our experience and take on a reality before we even realize it. Our brains try to find what we are thinking about, so if you are thinking about how bad things are, your brain tries to find you more bad things. That isn't to say that you need to be a Pollyanna to the point of delusion. There is a middle ground where you can acknowledge that things are not the way you want them--yet. At the same time you can hold out the vision of how you would like it to be (expressed as positive thoughts). When you focus on the outcome you want, you help create the power to make it so.
This week: Focus on your thoughts. Notice when your thoughts are negative. Change the negative thought to something more positive, more in line with what you want you your outcome to be. Do this all week and notice how it feels.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and trainer at the Inner Resource Center, LLC in Maryville, TN. She helps people find the resources to help them transform their lives. For more information go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .