We Are What We THINK

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Okay, I’ll admit it.

I used to be one of those people who looked at people talking about mindset and energy as a little quaky. I used to be very much a concrete thinker. You want something, work hard. You don’t like something, stop complaining and fix it. But while I’m still firm on things like personal boundaries and values, I’ve learned much more in my time serving schools across the country about how the thoughts we think are the greatest indicator of our success, or lack thereof.

I could reference really smart people like Dr. Carol Dweck or Dr. Caroline Leaf, who have spent years researching behavior and neuroscience and have the data to not only show us how our thought patters create physical changes in our brain, but also direct our behaviors even when we aren’t completely aware of them, but you can do that research for yourself. Or, you can test the theories by working on your own thoughts.

Want to see if your thoughts can help you create the life you want? Here’s the deets on positive thinking. Without having to physically do anything, choosing to direct your thoughts to a more positive place, can cause these results to magically show up in your life.

You become a happier person. When you are more positive about life and yourself, you are a happier person. You find joy in the simple things and understand all the things you have to be grateful for. Your focus on the positive also naturally attracts more positives into your life.

You naturally relieve stress. Dealing with a lot of emotional stress in your life? You will be amazed by how much it is relieved just by thinking more positively.

You gain momentum and increase productivity. It can also be an excellent tool for increasing your productivity, thanks to the renewed confidence you have.

Others will be more positive as well. Lastly, keep in mind that the mindset and attitude you have around other people is contagious. If you are constantly negative, they will end up being more negative as well. But, if you are positive, that can also spread to your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and loved ones.