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Becoming A Positive Thinker

  1. 1. Becoming a Positive Thinker The Power of Positive Thinking "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" (Sir Winston Churchill) Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  2. 2. Understanding positive thinking and self-talk <ul><li>Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  3. 3. Contd……. <ul><li>If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is likely pessimistic. </li></ul><ul><li>If your thoughts are mostly positive, you're likely an optimist — someone who practices positive thinking . </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  4. 4. What is Positive Thinking? <ul><li>Our innate capability to produce desired </li></ul><ul><li>outcomes with positive thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable result. </li></ul><ul><li>Having a belief in possibilities even when the facts seem to indicate otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Involves making creative choices </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  5. 5. Contd.. <ul><li>Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  6. 6. Reasons for negative thinking….. <ul><li>Lack of self esteem (self efficacy+ self worthiness) </li></ul><ul><li>Fair of failure </li></ul><ul><li>Delay in fulfilling wishes </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  7. 7. Negative thinking Vs Positive Thinking <ul><li>Negative thinking (Pessimism) is the tendency to expect the worst </li></ul><ul><li>Positive thinking (Optimism) is the tendency to expect the best </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  8. 8. Negativity is the poison that kills dreams <ul><li>people are poisoning their minds with negativity, and though we cannot see this negativity, it is just as fatal. </li></ul><ul><li>Negativity is the poison that kills dreams! And we need to stop it before it contaminates our lives. Negativity starts with negative thoughts. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  9. 9. 10 Traits of a Positive Thinker <ul><li>B elief </li></ul><ul><li>C onfidence </li></ul><ul><li>C ourage </li></ul><ul><li>C almness </li></ul><ul><li>D etermination </li></ul><ul><li>E nthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>F ocus </li></ul><ul><li>I ntegrity </li></ul><ul><li>O ptimism </li></ul><ul><li>P atience </li></ul><ul><li>Scott W. Ventrella, The Power of Positive Thinking in Business </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  10. 10. Contd…. <ul><li>Thoughts are very powerful, </li></ul><ul><li>They affect our whole attitude, and, </li></ul><ul><li>The attitude we carry reflects in our appearance ,in our personality………….. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  11. 11. Excerpt from Power of Positive Thinking By Norman Vincent Peale <ul><li>&quot;I do not ignore or minimize the hardships and tragedies of the world, but neither do I allow them to dominate.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.&quot; </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  12. 12. Conti… <ul><li>&quot;We build up the feeling of security or insecurity by how we think. p. 10. ... And what is even more serious is the tendency to create, by the power of thought, the very condition we fear </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  13. 13. Ways to “reactivate” traits <ul><li>1. Think how you view the trait on a personal level </li></ul><ul><li>if you believe you can’t be confident, you </li></ul><ul><li>probably can’t, because your beliefs about the trait will affect your thinking , which affects your feelings , which affects your actions or behaviors </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  14. 14. Examples of typical negative self-talk and how you might apply a positive thinking twist include: <ul><li>Negative self-talk </li></ul><ul><li>I've never done it before </li></ul><ul><li>It's too complicated </li></ul><ul><li>I don't have the resources. </li></ul><ul><li>There's not enough time. </li></ul><ul><li>There's no way it will work. </li></ul><ul><li>It's too radical a change. </li></ul><ul><li>No one bothers to communicate with me. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm not going to get any better at this. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive spin </li></ul><ul><li>It's an opportunity to learn something new. </li></ul><ul><li>I'll tackle it from a different angle. </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity is the mother of invention. </li></ul><ul><li>Let's re-evaluate some priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>I can try to make it work. </li></ul><ul><li>Let's take a chance </li></ul><ul><li>.I'll see if I can open the channels of communication </li></ul><ul><li>I'll give it another try. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  15. 15. Autosuggestions. <ul><li>Autosuggestions (or Affirmations) are suggestions or thoughts we keep giving ourselves throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>These can be negative or positive </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  16. 16. Example of Negative and Positive autosuggestions <ul><li>I am tired. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a bad memory. </li></ul><ul><li>I cant remember names. </li></ul><ul><li>I am unlucky. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do bad things always happen to me ? </li></ul><ul><li>I am happy. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is good !! </li></ul><ul><li>Good Things always happen to me. </li></ul><ul><li>I am so lucky !! </li></ul><ul><li>I am the best in whatever I do. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  17. 17. The Power of Positive Thinking <ul><li>Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words, </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior, </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits, </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your habits positive because your habits becomes your values, </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your values positive because your values becomes your destiny. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  18. 18. Effects of positive thinking <ul><li>Improvement in your overall mood . Positive thinking leads to states of calm, peace, joy, happiness, vibrant energy and optimism. Positive thinking provokes smiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical effects : several studies have linked positive thinking and health, and have shown that diseases can even be healed through the practice of positive thinking. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  19. 19. <ul><li>Allow large in quantity c hance /fate, /luck in our lives. A positive attitude maintained through positive thinking brings about the events and the people that will help us achieve our goals. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  20. 20. <ul><li>Connection with others . When you practice positive thinking, a connection with other people happens more easily, as you are open to them, and not so concerned with your own stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, when you are in a positive mood you are a joy to others, who may even feel enlightened by your presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Move in the right direction to achieve what you want . Thinking positively brings clarity of mind and a courageous attitude, so starting new projects or getting on with existing ones becomes an exciting activity. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  21. 21. Tips to overcome negative thoughts (by Norman Vincent Peale ) <ul><li>Picture yourself as succeeding. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m a positive person. I won’t let negative thoughts control me. I’m a winner in life.” </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever a negative thought comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the tone of your thoughts from negative to positive. For example, instead of thinking “This problem is too difficult” think “This problem is cool and challenging”. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  22. 22. Tips to overcome negative thoughts <ul><li>Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Instead tear them down by tearing them apart </li></ul><ul><li>Walk and act confidently. </li></ul><ul><li>Good body language helps you have good thoughts </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  23. 23. Tips to overcome negative thoughts <ul><li>Do not compare yourself to others. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a competent counselor to help you understand why you do ?what you do. Learn the origin of your inferiority and self-doubt feelings which often begin in childhood. Self-knowledge leads to a cure. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice self-affirmations, for example, Yes, I can. or I can do all things through belief in myself </li></ul><ul><li>List all the things you have going for you. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  24. 24. Tips to overcome negative thoughts <ul><li>Gather with positive people. Be careful not to choose the wrong people or the situation will only get worse. </li></ul><ul><li>Read an inspiring book. Spiritual books often do well. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a nap so that you will wake up with a fresh mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Peale also says to spend some quiet time each day relaxing, and not thinking about anything much. He says picture your mind as a pond and see if you can achieve the state of smoothness and no ripples. p.28 </li></ul><ul><li>Go out and appreciate the beauty of the world around you </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  25. 25. Tips to overcome negative thoughts <ul><li>Make yourself comfortable with failure. Failure is the stepping stone to success, so don’t be afraid to fail. </li></ul><ul><li>Have realistic expectation. Accept the fact that people could make mistakes since nobody is perfect. </li></ul><ul><li>Pace yourself - Remember that you cannot hurry into getting positive. You need to pace yourself in order to prevent yourself from breaking down. Go slowly and take life one day at a time. </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  26. 26. Positive statements for you, right now, right here... <ul><li>I remain calm no matter the circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>I am aware of living every moment of my life </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever happens, it is always for my highest good </li></ul><ul><li>I live up to my own standards </li></ul><ul><li>I am kind toward people </li></ul><ul><li>The world is a safe place to live in </li></ul><ul><li>I respect myself </li></ul><ul><li>I care for my well-being </li></ul><ul><li>I am thankful for all that I am and that I have </li></ul><ul><li>Love is always around me </li></ul><ul><li>I am confident in all situations </li></ul><ul><li>I am loving to myself </li></ul><ul><li>I choose the way I want to be </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  27. 27. <ul><li>Life brings me challenges to grow stronger </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoy the present moment and make the most out of it </li></ul><ul><li>I acknowledge my mistakes, learn from them and move on </li></ul><ul><li>People are always willing to help me </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa
  28. 28. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLXsiIXdLR0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLXsiIXdLR0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Je8B598XM0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Je8B598XM0 </li></ul>Mrs. Najam-un-Nisa

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