“Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.” ~ Louise Hay
It is scientifically proven that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists. I know one of the many studies on the subject was made at the University of Pittsburgh where they came to the realization that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists. You would think everybody understands why it is better to be a positive person than a negative one, why it is better to be an optimist than a pessimist, but if you take a look around you will realize that it’s not really the case.
I am a very positive person and because of this, I experience every day the many blessing and benefits that come from being just that. I wasn’t always like that, but when you start to go from always blaming, criticizing and judging everybody for everything that happens to you; when you go from being this negative person that nobody wants to be around; when you go from being this “unlucky” human being to being a positive person who always focuses on the bright side of everything, your whole life will forever be transformed. It may take some time if you have a lifetime practice of negativity but eventually, you will learn how to be a positive person.
“The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.” ~ Samuel Johnson
I am not saying that you shouldn’t share anything negative with those around you for that will only imply that you should suppress all of those negative feeling and emotions which will make things even worse. I am saying that you should understand that it will be a lot more beneficial for your own health and well-being if you do it with moderation. If you continue to take ownership over them and if you continue to argue over all your struggles, they will surely be yours.
“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Confucius
When you complain about your hardships for hours, days, weeks and even years – yes there are people who do that, you are creating, even more, stress in your life. You are poisoning yourself and everybody around you with your toxic energy, not understanding that energy is contagious and like a virus, it will infiltrate, duplicate and spread. Every time we chose to go around sharing with the whole world how one single event brought us so much pain, we start to identify ourselves with all of these things and we allow them to define who we are and we allow them to shape us and to determine how our lives will unfold. This is what negative thinking can do to you. Thoughts have power, creative power and it’s up to you to choose the good ones or the bad ones.
I know there will come a day when children will learn about the power of thought in schools and they will learn why it is so important to focus on the positive rather than the negative and more and more people will start to take responsibility for their own thoughts and their own lives, allowing themselves to be happy and healthy.
“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” ~ Brian Tracy
Learn how to live and choose to always look at the bright side of things, knowing that by doing so, you will always benefit tremendously.