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I used to know this guy in college.
He was a big fan of what he called, "positive thinking," to him, everything was fantastic and wonderful and perfect.
He was always broke, and he didn't pass very many of his classes.
Now, if you're not really interested in money, or having any kind of meaningful relationships or even having a bed to sleep in every night, I suppose you could make a case for accepting as wonderful everything that comes into your life, including the rain on your un-sheltered head.
But if you're like most people and would actually like a decent income, some decent and fulfilling relationships, and a good, healthy life, then thinking happy thoughts about every old thing that comes your way isn't going to cut it.
What you'll need to do is learn how to "frame" events in a way so they'll support what you're trying to achieve in life, or at the very least give yourself enough credit to realize that everything you go through is going to help you in some way, whether you currently know how or not.
The first step is to create a couple of really solid goals you're intending to create in your life. Things that you'd really like to achieve. Something that, when you get it, will really make you feel wonderful.
A relationship, an ideal job, a certain amount of income or money in the bank, whatever it is, you've got choose something. Make it specific. Make it clear. Make it so you can really imagine it in your mind, from several different angles.
Imagine that you're in the future, and you've already achieved it. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? Really step into your future and feel it as though you are truly experiencing it.
Then, when you go through life, you'll have some positive things that move you close, and some negative things that seemingly move you further away.
Positive thinking comes in when you accept with honest appreciation those things that move you closer, and refrain from frustration and depression when those things that seemingly move you away inevitably happen.
How do you do this? Get into the habit of trying different meanings to events. The biggest secret of human experiences is that you can choose the meaning you give to external events.
Just get in the habit of asking yourself, "how can I use this?"
Say you're late for a meeting, and you hit a red light. A pessimist will curse the gods and figure all is lost. You, with your mad skills of positive thinking, can take the opportunity to take a couple of deep breaths, and visualize how you'd like the meeting to turn out, giving you an advantage.
The more you practice this, the better you'll get at it.
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