If You Can’t Think It, You Won’t Create It Audio – Listen and read
If the thoughts that are running through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is likely to be pretty pessimistic.
If your thoughts are mostly on the positive side, you’re more likely to be an optimist, that is: ‘someone who practices positive thinking.‘
Think about a dream that you currently have in your own life. Do you have the confidence in yourself that you’ll achieve it?
Or, do you just see it as a pipe dream that you hope ends up panning out on its own in the future?
What you might not realize is that each of these mindsets has the potential to impact the success that you ultimately see in life.
And, if you think you can’t achieve or do something, then you definitely won’t.
Let’s talk about why.
The Importance of Positivity
When it comes to chasing your dreams and becoming the person you’ve always dreamed of, positivity can be a huge driving force. Think about it –
Even just a little motivation, even from yourself, can be just what you need to keep moving toward your own goal.
So, positive self-talk is key.
Think about what you really want to do in life.
Now, think about what’s stopping you.
Is it a lack of belief in your abilities?
Do you constantly tell yourself that you can’t do it?
Do you just not have much self-esteem at all?
Well, shift that focus entirely!
Remind yourself repeatedly about the qualities and skills you do have to offer.
Tell yourself that you can reach these goals and that you have what it takes to be successful in life.
Eventually, you’ll begin to believe the statements you’re telling yourself and see success as a result.
Just remember that you truly have to believe these thoughts, and it might take a little while for you to genuinely believe them.
Give it some time and see how your mentality shifts.
Self-fulfilling prophecies are considered somewhat of a pseudoscience these days. That means there’s no real evidence that thinking that something will happen will actually lead to it happening in the future.
Or, vice versa.
Let’s say that you have a dream in mind, and you’ve had this dream for a few months, a few years, or even a few decades.
Yet, you continuously tell yourself that you’ll never be able to achieve this dream of yours.
So, you don’t really make an effort to achieve it.
Years later, you still haven’t achieved this dream. When asked about why you haven’t achieved it, you don’t feel a sense of disappointment at all.
After all, you did tell everybody that you wouldn’t achieve it, right?
In a way, you’re looking to prove yourself right, even if it’s not the goal you intended.
Backing Out Early
Having a dream is glorious and can be extremely motivating for a lot of people.
Yet, you might eventually convince yourself that your specific dream is unrealistic or simply unattainable as it is right now.
Since you’re constantly putting yourself down and telling yourself that you’re not capable of achieving this dream, you stop trying for it altogether.
You’d rather completely push your dream to the side than risk failure.
While this might save you the heartache of failing right now, there’s a good chance that you’ll look back later in your life with a feeling of regret for not trying at all.
After all, it’s better to try and fail than to not try at all.
If you really want to achieve your dreams, you need to work on shifting your mindset. If you think you can’t do something, then you won’t be able to do it.
But, the motivation and the drive to succeed has to come from within. So, stop worrying about proving yourself right and build up your own positivity.
Make an active, thoughtful effort to achieve your goals and dreams.