How To Think Positively in A Negative World

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  • Terrance Charles

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Great post Reed, that’s so true, it’s all about mindstate. The most important part you stressed is “ACTION” this is what hold back so many marketers.

    You’ll never know what you can do until you try and that’s what use to hurt me when I first started out, once you start creating action, you’ll gain momentum and leverage, but you have to attempt it first.

  • Nelson Tan

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    The world definitely needs a good dose of positivity brother! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Ari Lestariono

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Foremost when things gone down badly, get up quickly and face the problem right away and do more deep research what caused the failure.

    Ari Lestarionos last blog post..7 Eminent Tactics to Stop Hiccup Naturally

  • east4u

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hi Reed and God Jul in swedish or Merry christmas! Positiv Attityde instead of Bad Attityde .Like Reed says its important for your company if you have a service company and you answer the phone What!! The H…l do you want!! I guess you wont get so many costummers.
    I can only speak for my self ,but usuly (sorry my spelling) my day is ,like now time here in swe is 06:54 in the morning about01:00 in usa
    when i wake I am always feel good after a soft breakfast a shouer and to sit down relax in front of my pc. I could kiss the wourld
    like jimi hendrix sang in Purple haze .
    But if it is a tuff day maby 12 ouers in front of my pc Well I have apologize to many people on internet because I get a bad attityde sometimes when i am tired I promis to work with it.Or I just say like Deep Purple song .this is heavy / YOU SAY I GOT BAD ATTITYDE ! WELL HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL !!
    Love you all A big hugh from east4u in the land of vikings

  • 2ask.ws

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Only Dreaming is bad…following to achieve what you dream is good

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  • Percival

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    I retired from employment two years ago, but am still with the institution, having been extended for another three years. Next year, I will totally be out of employment during which I shall devoted my full time to internet marketing.

    I invested part of my retirement fund, but sadly the results were negative. I do not know how to explain this to my family. The experience has brought me negative feelings of regrets (I should have just placed it in time deposit) disappointment, and fear.

    I decided anyway to use the energy spawned by the negative emotions by transmuting it into positive emotions. This negative emotions have provide me with the energy turned positive to become more resolute to succeed in what I am about to embark on – internet marketing.

    Napoleon Hill once said that every adversity carries with it seeds of opportunity.

  • Nickolove Lovemore

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Some great tips! The subject of positive thinking is so important. We really do bring about what we think about. Therefore, if we are thinking negatively most of the time then our lives will be a reflection of this.

    It is through controlling our inner world that we have the power to transform our outer world.

    To keep thinking positive focus on what’s possible as opposed to what’s not.

    “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.”
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”

    Readers might also find the following article helpful The Importance of Controlling Your Thoughts to Achieve Success

    Best wishes

    Nickolove

    Nickolove Lovemores last blog post..How to Make 100 Dollars Per Day Online

  • Shawn Horwood

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    I agree especially with the action statement. Far too many people refuse to take action and spend their whole lives wondering why their goals are not achieved and are miserable their whole lives.
    Shawn Horwood
    http://top5-workathome.com/blog/

  • barney_rfl

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Reed,

    The comcept of _positive thinking_ is a flawed argument.

    After all, I can be *positive* that I will fail in a given endeavour. And … hey! … I’ll probably be right.

    The problem is that when you say _positive thinking_, you assume an upbeat, winning mindset. However, a losing mindset, downbeat, as it were, can be just as positive.

    If you’re gonna boost my morale, be uplifting, not positive.

    Positive describes an attitude, one that I may already have … and it’s an accurate description of a negative mindset, as well, regardless your wish for enthusiasm.

    The power of positive thinking is _not_ the panacea that many pundits would have us believe, because they think of it *only* in the _positive_ -?!? – sense.

    So, before you tell me to be positive, define just what it is about which I should be positive. Your missive, the one to which this is a reply, could be applicable equally to a cheery or a dark outlook.

    Think about it.

    Make a good day …
    … barn

  • barney_rfl

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Sorry about the typos … your system won’t let me edit .

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Reed, 2 great articles. Here is my 2 cents worth. I use a positive mantra when negativity starts to creep in: ‘I love you. I am very grateful. Thank you. I believe in you.’ This is a part of my relationship with myself. Another idea: This is as good as it gets. Count your blessings and see you HAVE achieved. Meditation is so calming it is like an electrical re-charging of your brain and a re-balancing of left hemisphere with right cerebral hemisphere.. see http://www.psychologypower.com for practical and theoretical perspectives on positivity.

    Geoff Dodd
    Australia

  • Iago

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    These are quite salient points to bear in mind during these bearish times, but there are tools out there that can help people remember to be bullish despite the bull. The neural infrastructure requisite for maintaining that positive attitude through thick and through thin becomes a much more well-oiled piece of mental machinery with the proper tools to fine-tune the workings, I can tell you. Or, I would if you were here to listen, so lacking that, well. good luck everybody!! Remember, don’t curry, be snappy.

  • JOSEPH MCDONELL

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    hi Reed Thank you very much for all your wisdom and inspiration and encouragement for me to get started back on the right path for to many years now I have been listenig to friends and family putting me down every time I turn around and since I have been on the internet now for only one month I have met so many people with so much wisdom and advice it just brings soul tears up and bubbling to the surface it is so fantastic and so over wellming it has made me stop and look back to
    my dreams that I had when I was growing up.
    thank you and every body that I have met in the last month and my committment to myself
    and everybody that I have met on the internet
    is that I wil keep plugging away until I succeed and I will succeed…….

    spirit 27 JOSEPH HENRY MCDONELL

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Talking ’bout the proper tools to ‘fine tune’ the neural workings and build neural net infrastructure? Whatcha got? I got Bill Harris’ Holosync. It really darn well works. It fine tunes brain waves to increase the prevalence of desirable waves such as alpha rhythm, theta and delta – long slow waves. This has the effect of re-charging positivity and opening the floodgates to your creativity. Google it..

    Geoff D.
    Aussie

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hey Reed, Sorry for the lack of comments last week, I was pretty busy with a project for the next year,I posted a hub about it if anyone is interested. Positive Attitude is why I just started my new project and it is what will make me a success in this endeavor. Patience,Perseverance and a Positive Attitude are the Most important Words in my Vocabulary.
    Have a Wonderful Day, Timothy Millar

  • 1d

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    indeed good points to note. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

    1ds last blog post..How Much Would Massive Success Really Cost?

  • Iago

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hey, Geoff.

    Yeah, Holosync’s stuff is great and was my initial intro into brainwave entrainment (click on that phrase to read my loopy take on this tech), and I have used some of the Hemisync material as well. In my previous comment, if you are to click on “tools out there” you will get to them there tools, it’s a new kid on the block of the binaural beat neighborhhood. Cheers. Enjoy. And the best to you and yours. And here’s a merry little Xmas prez — the open source freeware made mention of at the bottom of the article that is my loopy take — google up “Gnaural” and follow through with what you find in order to create your own binaural beat presets to toss onto an MP3 player and get in the Alpha zone 24-7-365, or less, depending on . . . .

  • Marianne

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    I find being thankful for my MANY BLESSINGS can really improve my thought process. An Attitude of Gratitude can really turn things around. God is GOOD..ALL THE TIME!!

    Thanks so much for an enlightening post.
    Marianne

    Mariannes last blog post..Marketing On Social Sites

  • Dave

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hi Reed

    Thinking positive is great and certainly if you are a negative thinker you are going to get things done as well or at all.
    Thinking positive about what you can do is also helpful when you are trying to do things around the house. For help check out my blog at http://homerenewall.com .

    Dave

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  • Pat Gunning

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Remember that everyone fails at something one time or another – successful people learn that controlling that failure and making it work for them is the way to turn a failure into a win.

    Eliminate the failures that you can control and utilize those that you can’t.

    Most internet businesses fail due to funding and focus. you can control focus and you can market a business on almost no budget.

    Now your failures are limited to bad ads or failed marketing campaigns that can be tweeked to a better result – controlled failure!

  • Talmage Shipman

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Well Reed I figure you got it about half right. Here are my 2 cents for what they are worth. First everything begins with desire and imagination. You must be able to imagine having your desire to succeed. If you cannot don’t bother it is not a true desire. Now that you have the end result in mind you move onto step two. You must plan a course of action to get to your desire. The old joke about How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time applies at this step. Third you must take action but you must also remember that you fail your way to success. You must remain flexible in your plan to take advantage of new information and unexpected challenges. There is another old adage that all military planning is obselete on first contact with the enemy. Again if your desire is true you will get through as long as you keep the end in mind. Fourth remember life is a journey not a destination. As you achieve your desire there is always something else. Nobody dies with their inbox empty. As you succeed you will be presented new challenges so use what you have learned and get busy.

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    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

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  • Carrie Pierce

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    Hi Reed,
    Thanks for the very wise words today! I’m sure I’m not the only one who needed to read them this morning!
    In this season of ice, snow, shortened daylight hours, too many stresses and demands, and financial burdens, it’s way too easy to become downhearted and lose our way.

    I’ve been feeling that happen to me lately- and have intuitively known that I needed to shift toward the light internally… but it’s been hard to do.
    Your words have given me a road map back, and I thank you!

  • Bev

    Reply Reply December 23, 2008

    I so agree that mindset is the most important part of success. What you think is a self fulfilling prophesy.

  • What is positive thinking? I think it’s a cause of acomplishing your set goals. You need to have goals to reach and a desire to get there. Take one step at a time. If you just look at the big picture and don’t take the little actions to get there you’ll look around and feel dissapointed.
    Stay the course and don’t give in to the negative thoughts. If you surround yourself with like minded prople it helps a great deal

  • Ian

    Reply Reply December 24, 2008

    A good reminder ready for the new year, think of this before you make you new years resolutions and make the best new years resolution ever to youself

  • Al Sinden

    Reply Reply December 24, 2008

    Almost 3,000 years ago, a wise king by the name of Solomon is accredited with writing a collection of proverbs down. Among those proverbs was this: “…for as (s)he thinks in his(her) heart, so is (s)he….”

    Each generation seems to need this reminder. I have a friend who developed a unique product for teaching a certain skill. He planned to sell the product for extra income. He chose to give it away in lessons instead.

    Does he regret it? No. He feels he’s at a skill level and age where his primary responsibility is to pass his knowledge on to future generations. His heart is that of a teacher rather than a marketer.

    May all of us have the courage to know our hearts. Then may we have the courage to follow that knowledge!

  • Ed Sykes

    Reply Reply December 24, 2008

    Dreaming big will keep you from getting dragged into the small unimportant things in your life. Dreaming big is a form of time management once you act on your dreams.

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply December 30, 2008

    Reed, perhaps self development into a boosted Self Esteem is the finest way to always think positively, because you’ll be FEELING positively about yourself, even when signif. people around you are tossing negativity at you. You need a force field like deep meditation can create that will insulate you and give you immune resistance to stress. Though watch out for ‘sudden changes’ as you contact deeper emotions..

    Geoff Dodd
    Australia

  • Having a positive mindset is definitely one of the many ways to success. Negative thoughts are like gravity, bringing one down.

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