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Updated on December 10, 2007

It is really great to read articles about assertiveness, positive thinking, stress management, optimism and the like. But what i am left clueless is, even after knowing all that, when we are really faced with a very trying situation, it often fails to work. Despair and dejection do affect us deeply. But i do realise that the pace of recovery does matter. A person who is positive in nature does recover more soon than a person who is neutral.

What is the significance of positive thinking?

It is said that prayers work as it is a part of positive thinking. It is something related to the belief of a person. The mind and the body is closely related, and we can cure the body by curing the mind. The basics of Homeopathy deals with the same. It treats not the symptoms, but the entire patient taking into account his mind and his mental state.

Negative thoughts, words and attitude bring up negative and unhappy moods and actions. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood, which cause more unhappiness and negativity. This is the way to failure, frustration and disappointment.

Is it any wonder that we want to be around positive persons and shun negative ones? People are more disposed to help us if we are positive. They dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity.

From where does positive and negative thinking arise from?

Man is not an independent entity. He is half what he is when he was born, and the other half what he has been made to be.


Family and family history


Religious background


It is noted that children of parents who are positive thinkers are found to be positive and those who negative are negative, unless in some exceptional cases.

Positive thinking and negative thinking basically depends upon the personality, perception, attitude of a person which also depends on the above said factors.

Keeping in mind the positive and negative thinking we can briefly classify people as worriers and optimist.

The pessimist/ worriers

There is a group of people who are worriers. They are so obsessed with worrying that, if they dont have anything to worry about themselves, they may worry about the trouble of their neighbour or friends. Their only aim is to keep them engaged in their favourite pastime, worrying. But, the pastime brings in its wake a hell lot of negative affects that may even end up shattering the life of the person.

The optimist

An optimist is the one who always looks at the brighter side of ones life and discards the other dull side. He always has a positive outlook of life. He never gets dejected or depressed. I remember having read an article in my dads collection of old editions of Readers Digest about a lady who was too much an optimist. She was in search of a job and went up to a very famous office in the town with her resume. But the manager just turned her away saying she is not fit for the job. She went a second time. He again repeated the same. She visited his office for a third time. The same thing happened. The astonishing part is that, she got the job when she visited the office for the eleventh time! Eleventh time, did u hear that???

It needs a lot of guts and confidence, and above all, optimism to live in this world full of competition. Darwin’s theory and “the survival of the fittest” do mean that a person who is positive and stable can only survive the competition.

I just keep my fingers crossed and really believe that everything that happens is for the good. If something troubles u today, it would bring happiness the next day…The cloud of unhappiness and bad luck can never stay for long, because the winds of God are equally mightier…


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