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Monday, October 17, 2011

Think Positively

Anyone not had a challenge in life so far? Didn’t think so. Unfortunately, life will deal all of us many challenges. But I’m a firm believer that having a positive attitude will help you survive your challenges much better. Surround yourself with positive people. Look for the silver lining in every situation as my family has.

While thinking positive may not always result in the outcome you hope for, it will at least help the journey be more enjoyable.

For the most part, you have no control over being diagnosed with cancer (or other illnesses or tragedies). But you do have control over your thinking as you progress through your cancer journey. Find ways to remain positive.

Research reveals that negative thinking uses three times as much energy as positive thinking, so save your energy for what really matters by focusing on positive thinking.

Research also indicates you attract into your life the people and circumstances that are in harmony with your dominant thoughts. So make those dominant thoughts positive.

Let’s look at an example. I recently bought a new car – A Ford Edge. I didn’t even know this car existed before I started shopping, and then all of a sudden after shopping and buying the car, I noticed at least five Ford Edges every day. The number of Ford Edges did not increase significantly in that one week period, but what did increase were my thoughts about this car, and so in return, I noticed and attracted these cars.

The same attraction applies in all other aspects of our lives, which is why it is so important to think positively, because then you will attract more positive energy and results into your life. 

Finally, research suggests that 40% of your happiness level is determined by your intentional activity – such as attitude and behavior.  That’s great news, as you can control up to 40% of your happiness. (50% is determined by your genes and heredity, and the remaining 10% is determined by your life circumstances.)

So the bottom line of all this research is that it is to your benefit to remain positive as much as possible!

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Have a happy, healthy and fulfilling week!

Shawnda

 

 

 

Posted by Shawnda Muir at 7:58 PM

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