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Think Positive!

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A couple posts ago I wrote about how I’ve been putting off my weight loss and wellbeing goals.

Part of the reason I’ve been so good at procrastinating this aspect of my life is the lack of positive thinking.

“I won’t succeed, therefore I will not try.”

It is a fear of failure (and laziness) that makes this logic very appealing. It is very challenging to balance my work and academic responsibilities with life (Lucky, friends, family, and me time) in addition  to routinely working out at the gym and planning my meals to avoid binges. It is easier not to try, especially when you’re prone to negative thinking (as I am).

Who said this was going to be easy? No one (although, one can argue that the media makes this claim).

I read a post recently on ZenHabits titled “How to be a Positive Person, in under 300 words“, coincidently only a day or two since I made my first commitment to just do it. Leo’s suggestions will serve as a constant reminder for myself:

Realize it’s possible, instead of telling yourself why you can’t.
aware of your self-talk.
Squash negative thoughts like a bug.
Replace them with positive thoughts.
Love what you have already.
Be grateful for your life, your gifts, and other people.
Every day.
Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
But be inspired by them.
Accept criticism with grace.
But ignore the naysayers.
See bad things as a blessing in disguise.
See failure as a stepping stone to success.
Surround yourself by those who are positive.
Complain less, smile more.
Image that you’re already positive.
Then become that person in your next act.

The biggest challenge for me is dealing with my negative thoughts and reminding myself that failure is a stepping stone to success, it is experience that teaches you. I think this blog will help me with this because although I’ve thought about having my own blog for a good 2-3 years I’m only working on one now. I was discouraged out of fear that my writing style was inadequate. I will get better; one spelling error at a time, one blog post at a time…

What is most challenging for you? Do you find it difficult to think positive, especially on a rainy day?



Written by Nour

March 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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