I am reminded in the power of positive thinking today.
But first….speaking of positive, congrats to Lisa on winning the 1-Year Subscription to Experience Life Magazine I hosted here! I know you are going to love, love, love the magazine, Lisa! Just so you all know, each month, I get about 5 extra copies of each issue. If you are ever perusing the Experience Life Magazine website and see an article from a current issue and just must have that issue, contact me. Chances are good that I might just have an extra one to send to you:)
Back to the power of positive thinking.
Awhile back my brother stopped seeing this girl. When I asked him why, he said, “She was always sick.” I told him, “You can’t fault someone for being sick.” He said, “No, but she never really was. She told herself she was and then ended up making herself sick.” He was being honest. It wasn’t that she was “sick.” He has more class than that. It was her negativity. The negative thoughts that brought her down were not about to bring him down as well. (I highly recommend an awesome follow up article on this, “Can positive thinking make you well,” by Deepak Chopra.)
Throughout this whole baby Hoffman process, there have been many months when I have said, “I just know I’m pregnant.” Turns out, I wasn’t. After a few of those months, people started saying to me, “just don’t get your hopes up.” And I started to believe that. So for these last several months, as much as I wanted to think I was pregnant, I told myself, “I’m likely out this month.”
I can guarantee you this month will be very different. I am only going to think that this going to work. I will never think of defeat. I can’t.
There is power in remaining positive. I think about my last half marathon and the battlefield that it was. What if I would’ve told myself around mile 11, “You’re injured – don’t get your hopes up at crossing the finishing line.” Right? I might not have finished.
There is power in a positive attitude. People want to be around other positive people. Positive people make the best out of things even when the best is hiding out. Positive people motivate others to become better. Some say that positive people make more money. And research shows that positive people live longer.
Most of all, positive people are powerful. Not necessarily powerful like the President-of-the-United States powerful, but they are powerful because “what the mind believes, the body achieves.”
I have a book which sits on my desk staring me in the face daily. It’s called, “The Little Book of Positive Quotations.” I blindly flip to a new page each day. Yesterday when I blindly flipped, the book opened to….
So I read a couple quotes. Like clockwork, the simplest one spoke to me the loudest,
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, “I believe,” three times. – Ovid