Ok, Ok… so I borrowed my title “The Power of Positive Thinking” for this blog from one of the most famous books of all times by Norman Vincent Peale, but it was just too good not to write about today.
I play a little mind game called the power of positive thinking by telling myself…“this is going to be a great day”.
Pretty simple. Pretty basic, and some may be saying… NOT ME.
Some of you are probably saying, the first thing I say to myself is… “what time is it?”, “what day is it”, and “where did I put my glasses?”.
That’s perfectly normal but with that out of the way… the next thought will simply turn your days around for the positive each and every day.
Tomorrow morning…after you have those first impulsive thoughts, I want you to close your eyes and tell yourself “THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY”. That’s it. “THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY” is a powerful statement you are telling your brain and in 21 days of doing this routine, it will become a habit. This one phrase is powerful. In fact, it will jump start your day in a way like no other.
Remember, I touched on the great Norman Vincent Peale? Well…that guy wrote one of the few books I have ever read, “The Power of Positive Thinking”. It single handedly changed my life forever, so if you haven’t come across this book yet, I strongly suggest you go out today and buy a copy!
Beginning your day with your powerful, positive affirmation that the day is going to be great, even though you know you have to go to your crumby job, or pay that dreaded bill, or deal with your screaming kids sets the tone of the day and puts you on the right track.
Positive thinking is not always easy to do in this day and age. THERE WILL…I REPEAT WILL be days that will flat out stink even though you are using this method, but you can train your mind into building a more positive life by simply thinking those magic words “this is going to be a great day”.
Your crumby job and mean boss may not disappear but the bad days will lessen and when you encounter those days (or people) you will be able to handle them with ease.
Try it for yourself and after 21 days it will form into a habit that will be hard to break, and I promise it will help you live a better, happier, more fulfilling life.
Today IS a great day!
~ Eric Caprarese