Positive thinking at Negative situation

India
August 7, 2011 10:59am CST
Human being having a will power. We can achieve whatever our ambition, task, goal in life. But sometimes our negative situation defeat our attitudes in to negative aspects. We all know that our positive thinking is a major part in our success. But unfortunately, we are not able to be in positive attitude. Why our mind is being refused to accept the fact when our situation goes differently. What do you think about it?
13 responses
@maximax8 (27333)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 11
I was told my baby has spina bifida and hydrocephalus at 36 weeks pregnancy. I was shocked to be offered an abortion. I said no way and I was sure every midwife in the land would agree with me. I had scans, saw the special care baby unit and the birthing area. I wanted to go ahead with my planned home birth. I had an hours lunch break at a beauty spot to take all this information in. I went home and carried on with my pregnancy. I had a home birth and my disabled baby son spent three weeks in the special care baby unit in hospital. My disabled little boy is now 4 years old. He is in a wheelchair and has catheter care. He is a lovely child and is very special.
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@maximax8 (27333)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 11
Thanks. I am delighted to hear that your girlfriend is a foster carer. It is excellent to hear about the success of the disabled children when grown up. The mother wanted her child back after your girlfriend had improved her with hearing aid and got her talking so how strange.
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• India
9 Aug 11
Thanks to both of you.. You both haves a lot of positive attitude and positive thinking.
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
Well even if the situation is going unexpectedly bad, I still stay positive. I have been taught that things happen for a reason, bad or good. All the bad things in life, I treat that as a blessing in disguise and when I look back at them after a while, they really are.
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• India
9 Aug 11
Thanks for your reply goggles213.. I am so glad to hear that you still stay positive even your situation is going unexpectedly, I agree that all the bad things in our life are lessons to us when we look back them after a while, But at the moment of negative situation it is really quite difficult to maintain a positive aspects.. But if we realized the facts, we can maintain positive aspects in our negative situations too.. It may be difficult in the beginning.. But its possible
• United States
7 Aug 11
There seems to be something in most of us that attaches to the negative when we are confronted with it. For some overcoming it is part of their religion. For others fighting it is helped by a support system of good friends and/or family. I don't know if we can call that a "dark side" in us, but it is not a good place to be. It seems like we constantly have to be aware of it and in control of it. Some people are not even phased by negativity or barriers to their happiness, but I don't think we should envy them. Overcoming obstacles is part of what makes us great! -The Positive Rat
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• India
8 Aug 11
Thanks for your reply . Of course you are right ! There seems to be something in most of us that attaches to the negative when we are confronted with it.. "Fear" is the thing which makes us to think & imagine in negative aspects. Fear should be in our life. at the same time "fear" should not be our life.. Mostly fearful people loses their target, task, etc in their life.. Some kind of maturity in our mind will helps us to get rid of the unwanted fear.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
7 Aug 11
balaji: People are negative because of the way they are brought up and experience they have. If i get successes i will be happy and positive. if i get negative results only i am pushed to being negative. lack of financial resource, friends and relatives also make people negative. What type of a person are you? positive?
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• India
7 Aug 11
Hi ravi sir. I agree that we are forced to be in negative attitude when our situations goes negatively. But human thoughts haves a power and it will change the things to positive aspects even our situation is negative. But it is quite difficult to maintain positive thinking at any situation.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
8 Aug 11
Hi balaji85in, I think it's because, in most cases at least, the ego takes over, and the ego wants to protect us. While it realizes that positive thinking is good, it instills doubt, and of course it difficult to be positive once doubt enters the picture. Imagination is even better than positive thinking, but we have to think from the end, that is we have to see in our imagination the finished product. There are those who explain it much better than I can. I suggest that you read 'The Power of Intention', by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Blessings.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 11
I have always trying to combat negativism. I am trying to keep positive thinking becuase it motivates me to do all my best to achieve my goals. But sometimes I can't help myself thinking something bad that weakens me. I hate it. BUt i totally agree with you that human beings have the will power to choose what they want to think whether to think positively or to think negatively. It is all up to us. We really have to combat negativism for it ruins our goals.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 11
When things go negatively, we also start thinking negatively until we get caught into the deepest levels of it, particularly the one where you feel like you can't get out. This is the reason why I think we should all think positively. Thinking positively also has its benefits even though it's not really a negative situation why you have to do it. Scientists found out that thinking positively can also improve your health. In short, positive people live longer than negative people.
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@JodeneB (177)
• United States
7 Aug 11
I am a strong believer in positive thinking. And, it is the brains way to sometimes focus on the negative. However, We are in control of us....not our brains! We tell the brain what & how to think. If a negative thought comes up, then you need to focus on something else, like look at a picture of a tropical beach or a loved one & think about that. you can turn your brain around by thinking of something else...or turn on the radio & dance! Anything! the point is to always be positive and that will move you forward to a better place. At my house, I have a lot of things around me that inspire me, like pictures on the wall, pretty colors that i like etc.
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@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
8 Aug 11
It is not easy being positive cause it takes courage, when we hope something good that doesn't come it can hurt so much so being negative is easy, its just giving up. But winners are always the ones that can see the good side and hope for good, so really its harder but a benefit to be postive.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
8 Aug 11
But thinking only about positive may not be good, as I think. It may be like 'over confidence', which is not good right ?
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
8 Aug 11
positive thinking - think positive
Yes, Positive thinking at negative situation can actually make able to face that negative situation. But in some cases it may not hold good, I think. i.e it may be like over confidence, which is not good.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
For me yes so that you will get inspired a spite of depressed time in your life.
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
When everything seemed negative, the Power of Positive Thinking works great. I strongly believed whatever the mind of man can conceived and believed, it can achieved. Our minds when it is filled with positive thoughts, it can generate positive results even in a worst scenario. Man can fully uses his will power if so desired and create some alternative courses of action towards achieving the best solution in a negative situation. Different individuals react differently to a given situation. But time and again, it has been tested that individuals with positive mental attitude succeed compared to pessimistic individuals. Man by nature is a rational being. so, it imperative, therefore, that man is capable of reasoning and critically thinking what is best even when everything is already negative if he applies the power of positive thinking.
@len1016 (36)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
In those negative situation its very applicable to think positive because it calm`s our self,,, even though there something wrong, it reduces the tense that we feel in that different kind of situation and yes in those different kind of situation it`s so hard to accept the fact,,, that is one of the hardest thing on earth,,,