Richard applied for a new job, but he didn’t believe he would get hired, since his self-esteem was low, he considered himself a failure and unworthy of success.
He had a negative attitude toward himself, and believed that the other applicants we’re better and more qualified than him.
Richard’s mind was occupied with negative thoughts and fears concerning the job, for the whole week preceding the job interview. He actually anticipated his own failure.
On the day of the interview, he got up late, and to his horror, he discovered that the shirt he had planned to wear was dirty., and the other one needed ironing. He went out wearing a wrinkled shirt and no breakfast.
During the interview, Richard was tense, negative, hungry, and worried about his shirt. All this distracted his mind and made it difficult for him to focus on the interview. His overall impression made a bad impression, and consequently, he materialized his fear and did not get the job.
The second story is about Katie, who applied for the same job, but approached the matter differently. She was sure and confident that she was going to get the job and had a good measure of self-esteem.
During the week preceding the interview, she tried to visualize making a good impression and getting the job. She also repeated affirmations to that effect.
The evening before the interview. She was prepared she had the clothes she was going to wear ready, making sure they were stain free. She went to bed a little earlier. One the day of the interview. She woke up early and had time for a good breakfast and then drive to interview before it’s scheduled time.
Katie made a good impression and had gotten the job.
There was no magic used. Everything happened in a natural way. The difference was in their attitude, behavior and approach.
With a happy attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts good will, happiness, and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall with our head held high and our voices are more powerful, our body language shows the way we feel. Confident and happy.
Positive and Negative thinking are courageous.
We affect and are affected by the people we meet. In one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts, and feelings, and through our body language.
Is it any wonder we want to be around positive people and prefer to avoid negative ones.
People are more disposed to help us, if we are positive, and they dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting ”Negativity.”
Negative thought words, and attitudes, create negative and unhappy feelings, moods, and behavior. When the mind is very, poisons are released into the blood, which causes more unhappiness and negatively. This is the way to failure and disappointment.
Positive Thinking Tips.
In order to turn the mind toward the positive, some inner work is required, since attitude and thoughts do not change overnight.
Realize the power of your thoughts is a mighty power that is always shaping your life. This is usually a subconscious process, but we can make it a conscious one. Even if the idea seems strange to you, give it a try, by being more conscious of what is going on in your mind.
Ignore what other people say or think about you if they discover that you’re trying to change your attitude and the way you think. Some people will always try to drag you down.
Use your imagination to visualize only favorable and beneficial situations.
Use positive words in your inner dialogues, or when talking with others.
A Simple change of your thoughts in a moment can change the whole set.
Smile a little more, this help to think positively.
Once a negative thought enters your mind, you have to strive to replace it with a constructive one. If the negative thought returns, replace it again with a positive one. It is said there are two pictures in front of you, and you have to choose to look at one of themand disregard the other. Persistence will eventually teach your mind to think positively and ignore negative thoughts.
In case you experience inner resistance and difficulties when replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, do not give up, but keep looking only at the beneficial, good, happy thoughts in your mind.
It does not matter the circumstances are at the present moment. Think positively, expect only favorable results and situations, and circumstances with change accordingly. If you preserve, you will transform the way your mind thinks. It might take some time for the changes to take place but eventually, they will.
Another useful technique is the repetition of positive affirmations. This technique is similar to creative visualization and can be used together with it.