Do you know somebody who constantly looks on the negative side of everything?
They know bad things always happen to them? Maybe you’re one of these people?
Someone who ALWAYS sees the glass as half-empty; who ALWAYS expects the worst to happen; Who NEVER expects that a plan will succeed.
That kind of attitude is self-fulfilling.
If he or she believes they’re going to fail, then they will fail.
If he believes the plan won’t work, it won’t. If they see the glass as half-empty, the glass will never be half-full.
These people will get what they expect because they plan to get what they expect.
The same thing is true for those who always see the glass as half-full, expect to win, and believe the plan will work. That’s self-fulfilling, too.
The positive thinker is much more able to win than a negative thinker.
Of course, only thinking everything is going to work out just fine isn’t enough.
Steps must be taken to ensure that things will work out as planned. Even so, the positive thinker will take those steps; the negative thinker won’t.
It isn’t clear whether the “thinking positive” makes them self-confident, or whether being self-assured makes them think positively. Nevertheless, the two go together.
Succeeding can give a person self-confidence, but self-confidence can give a person success.
Since we can’t start with success, we must start with self-confidence, and self-confidence comes from thinking positively.
We all have inner conversations with ourselves.
Inside we say, “I can’t do that” or “Why should I even try” or “I will just fail.”
Those phrases are a sign of a lack of self-confidence, so the first thing to do is to change that inner conversation that we have with ourselves.
When we first think, “I can’t do that,” we can stop the thought and change to “I CAN do that.”
Success comes from self-confidence; self-confidence comes from thinking positively.