How to Really do Positive Thinking

How many times has someone told you, ‘You must think positively’? I bet you’ve heard that lots of times, haven’t you? The question is, when you attempt to ‘think positively’, what do you do? Do you know what to do?


Clearly, positive thinking is about focussing your attention on what you want rather than what you don’t want. If your attention is always centred on what you don’t want in your life, then that’s where your energy goes and guess what, you will unconsciously create that which you don’t want. So, it follows that if you focus on what you do want in your future, then that’s where your energy goes and you create a future that you do want.


Energy flows where attention goes.


Most often, when we do the thing called ‘positive thinking’, we create positive affirmations and mantras in our mind. We use repetition to consistently tell ourselves, ‘I can’ or ‘I am totally good enough to achieve everything I want in my life’. These are really great, positive affirmations to have and it’s not the whole story. Using our self-talk, our inner voice, our constant chattering companion to tell ourselves who we are positively is only one-sixth of the entire tableaux.


We can do six things in our head and they are all important in generating the internal representation that dictates how we view our reality:


  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Smells
  • Tastes
  • Self-talk


Our positive self-talk is only one-sixth of the whole that comprises real positive thinking. Imagine for a moment, you are feeling a negative emotion, life isn’t quite turning out as you were hoping and someone says to you, ‘You must think positively in order to turn things around.’ So you do some positive self-talk. What if the pictures you are holding in your mind and the sounds and feelings associated with it are negative ones, not compelling at all? Then your self-talk and your true internal representations are conflicted and you begin to feel very incongruent and out of alignment. You may even feel worse than you did in the first place!


Now imagine that you can think on purpose. You can create a positive internal representation of pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, tastes and self-talk, all aligned and focussed on your positive outcomes. That feels totally different doesn’t it?


In order to really do positive thinking, we must align every element of our internal representations, giving us total control over our thinking which we can then use on purpose to create our desired outcomes. This is what our NLP Practitioners learn during our Intensive NLP Practitioner Certification Training.


Understand your thinking, create your thinking, control your thinking, think on purpose and get results!


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Notice your thinking, understand your thinking, control your thinking, Think on Purpose.