Negative Thinking Interferes With Success And Wealth

How Negative Thinking Interferes with Your Chance of Success and Wealth

Imagine you just got promoted and you start immediately.

Did your gut clench?

Do you know what caused it?

A NEGATIVE THOUGHT.

Write down that thought. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Did it start with, “I can’t”? or “I don’t”?

This is what is going to try and sabotage you and your success. It comes from your ego. Because your ego is the part of you that remembers all the negative things you were told or taught and it doesn’t hesitate to remind you.

The Disadvantages of Negative Thinking

Thinking negative thoughts is the killer of ambition and motivation. It’s like wearing cement boots. Both hold you down.

But, what causes negative thinking?

Repetition of something you were taught or told that cycled itself through your brain so many times and for a long period of time that it became a belief. A lie, but still a belief.

And now those negative thoughts-turned-beliefs have manifested consequences.

How?

The single phrase, “I can’t afford it,” has given you many struggles. Think about it.

Now, if you turn that into, “I can afford it,” don’t you automatically feel the wheels of possibility turning and the excitement growing in your belly?

Here is what is really happening

How we perceive things dictates our actions and we all know actions create results. So, it’s safe to say, the way we think and view ourselves impacts our lives.

Negative thoughts = negative results.

Positive thoughts and perceptions = positive results.

Thinking positive leads to the realm of possibilities, whereas thinking negatively generates doubt and launches you into success sabotage.

With a positive mindset, you go from worrying about your lack of skills to figuring out ways to develop those skills. You go from wondering how you will make the connections you need, to going out and getting the connections you need. You don’t doubt. You go do.

The realm of possibilities (wealth and success), remember.

Not the realm of doubt and distortions.

By the Way, What Are Cognitive Distortions?

Cognitive distortions are when negative thinking patterns cause negative emotions like depression and anxiety. There is proof that negative thoughts can make you sick. Heck, we even have a cliche for it. When was the last time you were “worried sick”?

Do you jump to conclusions? Always think it’s about you? Cast out labels? Overgeneralize? Constantly say he/she should or must? Have clear-cut black and white thinking? Focus on what’s not working more than what is working? These are cognitive distortions.

You’re not alone, that’s for sure. And you can do something about it.

How to Engage In Positive Thinking

Switch over to seeing all your good in your life. Why it works: recognizing and focusing on the good builds confidence.

Find the silver lining lesson in your failures. Why it works: There is growth value in failure.

Stay in the present. Why it works: this creates uninterrupted focus.

Find humor in bad situations. Why it works: Truthful cliche here, because laughter is the best medicine.

Hang out with people who have a positive mindset. Why it works: you become the average of the 5 people you interact with the most.

How to do Positive Self-Talk

Affirmations are phrases that empower you.

Affirm your new desires in the present tense beginning with “I am”…

Here are a few great affirmations:

“I am wealthy”–because you are.

“I am worthy”–because you are.

“I am a success”–because you are.

You truly are a gift to this world. Success and wealth are meant to be yours. These are some positive quotes about money that will help your mindset as well.

Repetition is key.

You are the way you are because you were taught repetitively over a long period of time.

Just copy that same process of repetition when you’re engaging in positive self-talk.

To have success, you need to release yourself from the realm of doubt and into the realm of possibilities.

Remember at the beginning of this article I asked what your thoughts would be if where you stood right now, you were promoted?

Think again about that from the realm of possibilities. Oh, the things you could do and have and learn and teach.

Ambition and motivation came alive inside you, didn’t they?

That’s the power of positive thinking.

If you’d like to learn more, the Wealth Creation Mastermind offers a free 9-month course on how to master your mental landscape and engage in positive thinking and positive action.

Positive Words Research – How Negative Thinking Interferes With Your Chance Of Success And Wealth

How Negative Thinking Interferes with Your Chance of Success and Wealth

7 Tips: How to Stop Worrying And Be More Relaxed

The biggest obstacle to a happy life is worrying. It can destroy your life personally and professionally.

Excessive worriers can face a host of physical problems like headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness, and irritability. The cause of various illnesses and diseases can also be attributed to worry.

If you are a constant worrier, here are some ways to abandon worry so that one can lead a happy life.

1. Identify the problem that is worrying you

On a sheet of paper, write down what is bothering you. For example, if you are worried about losing your job, write it down on a sheet of paper.

2. Is it real, or imaginary?

Mark Twain said, “My biggest problems never happened.” Sometimes, our worries are imaginary. We imagine almost everything that can go wrong and worry about it constantly.

Ask yourself, is it imaginary or real? If it is imaginary, let it go.

If it’s real, then make a list of all the possible solutions to the problem. Then, choose the most likely solution to solve your problem.

3. Don’t dwell on your mistakes

Every person makes mistakes. There is probably no person in the world who hasn’t made a mistake. Warren Buffett says he “learns from its mistakes, but doesn’t dwell on them”.

There is absolutely nothing you can do about the past.

When I was younger, I often dwelled on the past and wondered what I could’ve done differently. I now realize that it is a waste of time and energy dwelling on the past.

The life to be lived is in the future, not in the past.

The only thing you can change is your present and your future. The past cannot be changed. So there is no point dwelling on it. Instead, it’s better to spend that time and energy living in the present.

4. Don’t make things more difficult than they need to be

Many of us are conditioned to think that there are higher rewards for doing tasks that are more difficult. In school and college, it might be true. But in real life, the level of difficulty doesn’t always count.

We don’t necessarily get paid more because the job is difficult. It’s easy to get into a habit of making simple things more difficult.

If you are stuck in a career that isn’t paying you well, the answer may not be in working harder. Instead, you may want to consider a change in career. A career that is better paying and is in high demand.

Some professions pay more than others.

5. Plan your life but take one day at a time

Many of us may have 10, 20, or even 100 goals. But choose just five of those goals and ignore the rest. Once you achieve these five goals, only then you should think of achieving the others. Too many goals can distract you.

Once you set goals, make a plan to achieve them. It gives you focus and clarity.

But if thinking too far ahead makes you worry, then focus on getting through the day by setting smaller goals for each day and breaking up bigger tasks into smaller manageable parts.

6. One bad moment doesn’t have to ruin your entire day

Imagine you are having a great day, and suddenly, someone on the street verbally abuses you for no reason. You can choose to hit back and ruin your entire day, or you can let it go, and move on.

Ask yourself, “Is this issue too big of a deal for me to ruin my entire day?” The answer to most of those questions is ‘NO.’

7. Seek the services of a professional to stop worrying

Sometimes, we may not be able to solve problems ourselves. In those situations, it might be prudent to hire the services of a wellness professional.

Conclusion

Sometimes, reducing worry to manageable levels may require only a few minor tweaks in the way one thinks. It is not as hard as many people think. It is possible to stop worrying and lead a happy life, irrespective of one’s situation.

Author’s Bio

Vinil Ramdev is a self-development enthusiast. He has written several motivational pieces and likes to explore various aspects of leading a happy life. To stay updated about his upcoming articles, follow him on Twitter or Facebook. Vinil lives in the United States.

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