The power of positive thinking

The power of positive thinking has been described as the way in which many people are able to get through their day and face the tribes and tribulations of their life paths. Being positive has been described as a synonym of being an optimist.  Optimism, in turn, comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best,” as an optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen.

Whether you are an optimist by nature or not, and whether you see your glass as half full or half empty, the law of attraction dictates that if you  make positive thinking your habitual way of seeing life, many great things will come your way.  On the flip side of the coin, negative thoughts attracts negative energy.  

Some of the benefits of positive thinking that have come out of numerous researches conducted by scientists include being able to make a great first impression, reducing stress and therefore improving health.  Like the name of this blog, turn your problems into projects, look at them as an opportunity to grow and eventually things will work themselves out.

The phrase “you reap what you sow” seems very fitting to this topic, as complaining and mourning about your destiny, without appreciating the things that you already have may result in you losing the existing good in your life. Appreciation and gratitude, on the contrary, can bring more of good things to be thankful for in life.

Abraham Lincoln once said that “we can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Being a big lover of roses and an optimist by nature, I can definitely relate to that saying.  So dream a dream, look at life challenges as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks and remember that happiness is an attitude. As Francesca Reigler stated: “We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

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About Jane Garber-Rosenzweig

I am a mother, a senior franchising and commercial lawyer, a writer and a social media enthusiast. I live a very busy lifestyle but believe that you need to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I also believe in taking educated risks and celebrating all achievements in life, regardless of how big or small they are. I am a lateral thinker and an optimist. My goal in life is to ensure the saying “we make our own destiny” becomes a reality.
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