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“I can assure you that if you never begin, you fail no matter what”

In my short twenty-eight years Of life I have done, seen and experienced more than I ever could have imagined. Usually, when you reflect back on things that stood out in your life, you think about the end, the final result, the climax. Many (including myself) tend to forget the most important part of the memories, the most important part of our life’s accomplishments, the most important part of lessons we’ve learned throughout the years. And that is the beginning.

When we start school, start a job, participate in competitions, etc., we always consider the end result, after all, that’s what we are praised for. We think about graduation, that huge promotion, or that championship trophy. None of these things are possible without a beginning. The beginning is the “first step” to anything that has ever…

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The power of positive thinking

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.

A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.Positive thinking is not accepted by everyone. Some, consider it as nonsense, and scoff at people who follow it, but there is a growing number of people, who accept positive thinking as a fact, and believe in its effectiveness.It seems that this subject is gaining popularity, as evidenced by the many books, lectures and courses about it.To use it in your life, you need more than just to be aware of its existence. You need to adopt the attitude of positive thinking in everything you do.

Positive Thinking Is a Way of Life

With a positive attitude we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts good will, happiness and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful, and our body language shows the way we feel.

Positive and negative thinking are contagious.

We affect, and are affected by the people we meet, in one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts and feelings, and through body language.

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

Negative thoughts, words and attitude, create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behavior. 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.

In order to turn the mind toward the positive, some inner work is required, since attitude and thoughts do not change overnight. 

  1. Read about this subject, think about its benefits, and persuade yourself to try it. The power of your thoughts is a mighty power that is always shaping your life. This shaping is usually done subconsciously, but it is possible to make the process a conscious one. Even if the idea seems strange, give it a try. You have nothing to lose, but only to gain.
  2. Ignore what other people say or think about you, if they discover that you are changing the way you think.
  3. Use your imagination to visualize only favorable and beneficial situations.
  4. Use positive words in your inner dialogues, or when talking with others.
  5. Smile a little more, as this helps to think positively.
  6. Once a negative thought enters your mind, you have to be aware of it, and endeavor to replace it with a constructive one. If the negative thought returns, replace it again with a positive one. It is as if there are two pictures in front of you, and you have to choose to look at one of them, and disregard the other. Persistence will eventually teach your mind to think positively, and to ignore negative thoughts.
  7. In case you experience inner resistance and difficulties when replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, do not give up, but keep looking only at the beneficial, good and happy thoughts in your mind.
  8. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are at the present moment. Think positively, expect only favorable results and situations, and circumstances will change accordingly. If you persevere, you will transform the way your mind thinks. It might take some time for the changes to take place, but eventually they will.

– A

2015 : THE YEAR OF HAPPINESS

Someone once said : “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

WELL HELLO 2015 : It’s only been 8 days into the New Year and you have already treated me well. Not because anything significant happened in my life these first 8 days, but because I am alive to see 2015 and that is truly a blessing in itself.

The last week of 2014 was RUFF ! Though many don’t know the things that I went through the last week, I still managed to smile && bring in the New Year with a smile. The last week of 2014, matter-of-fact, 2 days before 2015  something happened that I just couldn’t quite wrap my head around, still can’t but … all I can say is, I have moved past it.

When I brought in the New Year with old and new friends, I vowed at that particular moment, 2015 would be the year of happiness. I stopped making Resolutions a long time ago,because half of the time, I break them. This year, all I want is happiness, all around. Last year, I said the same thing and for the most part, that happened.

This year I don’t want to dwell, I refuse to dwell on anything that doesn’t make me or those around me happy.

I have always been one to want to make everyone happy, and last year at one point in time, I focused so much on everyone else’s happiness, I lost my own for a little bit. I learned it’s Ok to make others happy BUT happiness also starts within yourself and putting yourself first.

This year, I plan on focusing on myself more and my own happiness. I plan on doing things that I have never done before, taking more leaps of faith, standing tall and proud of life decisions I made because I wouldn’t be who I am without them, or where I am now if I didn’t make them.

I am not saying that this year everything is going to be PERFECT, because it won’t be, but … I can say, you can damn sure try to make it that way.

What are your goals this year ? What do you want in 2015 ? What do you plan on doing to make 2015 your year of “Happiness” ? 

– A