Positive Thinking is a Bunch of Crap â€“ and Crap Makes Great Fertilizer
â€œA positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort.â€
At some point in your life, youâ€™ve probably heard about the power of positive
thinking. Basically, this is a theory that contends if you believe good things will
happen to you, there will be some sort of cataclysmic shift in the energies
surrounding you which will actually cause good things to happen to you. For as
many people who believe in the power of positive thinking, there are many more who
believe itâ€™s all a bunch of New Age pop psychology drivel or sugar-coated Peter Pan
Hereâ€™s the kicker: theyâ€™re all right.
You see, positive thinking is a system of beliefs. So if you believe it doesnâ€™t workthen,
of course, it wonâ€™t work. And if you believe it does work...well, you get the idea.
For non-believers, using positive thinking is like trying to get a job after high school.
You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get the experience. It can be
difficult to know where youâ€™re supposed to start. But just like any other process, the
key to making positive thinking work for you is to start small. Plant seeds, if you will,
and then learn how to tend and cultivate those seeds until you have a mental garden
that bears a phenomenal crop, year after year. Anything is possible with positive
thinking...even if you do believe itâ€™s all a bunch of crap.
Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking, once said: â€œIf you have zest
and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.â€ This is
the essence of positive thinking. Itâ€™s not so much a theory as it is a contagious
disease. Just as anger and negativity spread quickly from person to person, so do
humor and happiness- only good feelings spread far faster. Think about it: have you
ever noticed that the quickest way to ease a tense situation is to make a joke? The
instant someone laughs or smiles, a sense of relief spreads through everyone in the
vicinity. Even if the angered parties donâ€™t feel better, they are at least able to discuss
the problem in a detached and objective way, and get on with their lives instead of
dwelling on negativity. For that same reason, solo drivers who get cut off in traffic
tend to remain angry for at least the rest of the drive- because there is no one else
near them to send out good vibrations and break the tension. Makes sense, doesnâ€™t
If youâ€™ve picked up this book and read this far, the seeds of belief are already there.
Your next step is to clear your mindâ€™s garden of doubt and get ready to plant. Youâ€™ll
learn how to take all that negativity and mulch it down into fertilizer that will let
your possibilities grow.
Now grab your shovel, and letâ€™s head in to the garden.
The biggest tree in the world grows from a seed you can hold between
â€œWhether you think you can or whether you think you canâ€™t...youâ€™re
- Henry Ford