Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right”. Believing that a man can either be successful or a failure depending on the way he thinks about his situation, he understood the power of positive thinking to create the desired outcome. Positive thinking isn’t a new form of Quantum Computing. In fact, its earliest mentions were introduced in 1937 by Napoleon Hill in the book Think and Grow Rich when discussing a Positive Mental Attitude, and then in
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A Victim Mentality
Many people go through life on autopilot believing that life happens to them, that they have no control. They pay no attention to how they think. For many, it’s safer to understand life happens than facing the possibility that life is something they create with the way they think. Admitting that life is created by the way they feel is admitting that every bad thing that happens in their lives or their business is their fault.
Think Loudly, Think Clearly
Successful people think in terms of creating success. They visualize success. They don’t just “do things”; they set goals. I set 101 goals every year I want to achieve. Successful people don’t passively hope for the best. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man is what he thinks all day long.” To be successful, a man must think himself successful.
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Positive Mindset Creates Opportunity
Not only does positive thinking allow you to feel better in any situation, but it has the added benefit of making you sharper when it comes to business. Barbara Fredrickson, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina, states “positive thoughts have a greater capacity to take on board new information. It improves a person’s perspective and ability to “connect the dots,” enabling them to tackle any problems and obstacles that may arise.” Thinking positive also allows you to handle adversity. Success Master, Brian Tracy, states “optimists seek the valuable lesson in every setback or reversal. Rather than getting upset and blaming someone else for what has happened, they take control over their emotions by saying, “What can I learn from this experience?”
You Need To Be Behind the Wheel
In my book Homeless to Billionaire, I document my life on the streets of Stockholm, long before I arrived in Thailand, and how my attitude was that of a victim. And the exciting thing was that everything that happened to me justified it. I didn’t realize it was my thoughts of “life happens to me” and seeing myself as a victim was me creating that life. It wasn’t until I read the book The Secret that I went from a person along for the ride in life to being mindful and deliberate creator of my life. I discovered that life isn’t something that happens; it’s something we can create to achieve our desires.
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You cannot be a passenger to your mind. You need to be an active creator. Decide on specific goals that you want to achieve and keep those goals in the forefront of your mind. To be successful in life or business, it’s essential that you are in control of your thoughts and you’re thinking. You cannot exist on autopilot. If you want to be successful, you need to make sure that what you put in the mind matters towards achieving success.
About Andres Pira– Philanthropist, Real Estate Tycoon, Author, Speaker, and Global Citizen, Andres Pira enjoys living in Thailand where his journey began from Homeless to Billionaire.
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