The power of positive thinking explained

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

The Power of Positive thinking

Some people incorrectly hype the power of positive thinking making it appear as if it’s some kind of magic and although positive thinking can dramatically change your life still it must be based on pure logical reasons and reasonable facts. This article points out the power of positive thinking by logically explaining how it can affect your life.

Positive thinking & Fulfilling the prophecy

If you believed that you are going to perform well in your next job interview then you are very likely to keep visualizing this performance many times before you go to the real interview.

Your subconscious mind will consider this visualization to be some kind of an order for it to perform well in the interview (see behavior and visualization) and the end result will be performing well. It all started with positive thinking which led to visualization that motivated your subconscious mind to fulfill the prophecy.

Positive thinking & your Subconscious mind

When you have a belief your subconscious mind tends to collect all the evidence that can further solidify this belief even if the evidence wasn’t crystal clear. For example, if someone thinks that he is ugly then someone stared at him he will think that this happened because he is ugly and so the belief will become stronger.

This is another thing that makes positive thinking powerful, if you started to think that you are a confident person you will tend to interpret the response you get from people as signs that shows that people think that you are confident.

This in turn will give you more confidence and so the belief will become stronger. Contrary to common beliefs, people don’t collect evidence then believe in something but they first believe then they collect further evidence that supports their beliefs.

Positive thinking is not the same as being overly optimistic but it’s the art of finding opportunities in every difficulty you face. The power of positive thinking mainly comes from the synergy that happens between the conscious and the subconscious mind when they both believe that the outcome will be positive.

Can positive thinking cure depression?

If you broke a leg, can positive thinking remove the pain you are experiencing? of course this can't happen because the pain wont be removed unless you see a doctor.

Depression usually stems from an unsolved problem the person is ignoring and thus it can never go away unless the person starts taking actions. In my book, The ultimate guide to getting over depression i explained how positive thinking cannot cure depression unless the person stops ignoring his problems.

Depression is just a message that is sent to you by your mind asking you to take actions. If you took the right actions the message will no longer be needed and your depression will disappear. Positive thinking might help in easing the bad feelings but its never a solution to depression.

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