Positive thinking is one of the most powerful weapons that can
transform our lives and make us well wishers of the people in
our surroundings. It will put our own minds too at peace, our
hearts happy and our souls drenched with God’s love.
Here are some tips that may help in instilling this attitude
1. In our social dealings and interaction with people, we must
give them the benefit of doubt in dubious matters and
uncertain situations. When a positive interpretation of a
person’s actions or words can also be made, we must try to
adhere to it and not distract ourselves to negative thinking
and ill estimation.
2. We must try to be less critical of the shortcomings of
others and more appreciative of their qualities. If we have to
be critical of anyone, it should be our own selves.
Highlighting the attributes and qualities of others and
encouraging them is perhaps an obligation we owe to them. This
is especially true for those younger and junior to us.
3. We should start using affirmative sentences as far as
possible and avoid negative ones. This is a psychological
tactic to keep us on track of being positive in our approach.
Imperceptibly it instills in us a positive world view and
makes us ignore the negativities of life.
4. We must never give up in the wake of failures and adverse
circumstances. We must continue to get up after every fall and
try again after aborted attempts. The will to carry on and
work hard earns God’s help – which at times comes after a
while because He wants to try and test our resilience.
5. Every negative thought can be countered by counting our
blessings. Any such effort will show that the God’s favours on
us easily outnumber the problem(s) we may be facing. This can
be termed as gratitude therapy. It makes us realize and dwell
upon what we have instead of brooding on what we do not. It
also kills negative emotions like jealousy, frustration and