Is Positive Thinking A Bad Thing

Is Positive Thinking A Bad Thing

I was reading an article last night that I had to just shake my head at and question why someone would think that negative thinking and depression can be a good thing. I personally think that the article was just an attempt to discredit the personal field as a whole. Yes I do feel that there may be people who may take advantage of others by telling them they have problems and they have the solution that will take care of it for the small price of $$$. But we see this everyday. Just turn on the television and it is pushed on us whether it is good for us or not.

To think that The Secret, Oprah or anyone who would like to help us add value to our lives would be doing us a disservice because we would be setting ourselves up for disappointment and let downs if we only focus on the positive side of things. We may also be taken advantage of and not see the world for what it really is if we continue with our positive outlook on life. Here is a hint, we only see what we focus our thoughts on in our lives and given a choice would you want them to be positive or negative.

I’m sure that I am like most people and I don’t really have to go out into the world and look for the negative in it. Just read your local newspaper or turn on the 6:00 news and I’m sure you will get your daily fill. Can the same be said for positive things in your world or around you.

“Maybe what we need instead is a little realistic thinking.” We only move forward due to the fact that we have unrealistic thinkers because there has always been someone who said it couldn’t be done or that’s not possible. But with vision and a dream they made it a reality. Why are you any different?

Unrealistic Thinkers

  • Thomas Edison
  • Henry Ford
  • Micheal Jordan
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Christopher Columbus

Being on the positive side of life is something that you have to work at. When things go wrong in your life is it better for you to just dwell on that and let it bring you down and others around you or just let it go. Maybe say hey things happen and I have learned a valuable lesson from that experience.

This article went so far as to talk about being brain washed by the personal development industry. We are all subject to people and companies that want to control your mindset and thoughts to some degree. But let me ask you this question would you like to get that information from a critic or cynic. Or would you like to get it from someone who would like to offer you information on understanding yourself better and improving your quality of life. You decide.

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