TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
NEGATIVE THINKING CREATES A
BIASED AND DISTORTED INTERPRETATION OF REALITY
person doesnít have a bias in the way they think; they donít
have a preconceived notion about the way their life is going to
be or is supposed to be. Life comes to them one moment at a
time, one day at a time, and they like it that way. All of
their interactions with the world are neutral until they decide
what a particular event means to them.
Negative thinkers have a
different modus operandi. They have a negative bias in their
thinking, and they automatically attach a negative meaning to
the neutral events of life. A negative bias is extremely
hazardous. Itís a cup of poison that points out the futility of
your dreams. It reveals the flaws in your relationships and
steals your joy.
A negative bias is wrong. It
misinterprets reality and weaves a destructive and twisted
meaning into the fabric of life. Paranoia is an extreme form of
negative bias in which you feel people are against you, talking
about you, picking on you, and not giving you a fair chance.
Even your so-called friends are taking advantage of you.
Unbridled negative bias can run
rampant though all areas of your life. When negative thinking
is in control, you select negative friends who also have a
negative bias. Their twisted thinking agrees with your twisted
view of how screwed up life is. If your friends agree with you,
how could you both be wrong? Teenagers frequently have a
massively negative bias in the way they think, and the sound and
fury of their negative bias makes it extremely unpleasant to be
A negative bias is deceptive and
thatís one reason why itís so dangerous. You canít smell your
own stinking thinking. It all seems so real, when in fact, itís
happening only in your mind and not in the real world. Your
distorted thought processes have automatically attached a
negative meaning to every event in your life.
Negative biases become stumbling
blocks you canít see, and if you canít see them, you have no way
to correct them. Frequently, the only way to detect and
eliminate them is with outside help. Someone else has to point
them out and show you how to escape.
NEGATIVITY IS EASIER THAN BEING
is easy. All you need to do is say no, and thatís the end of
it. You donít have to take any further action. No more study
is necessary, no plans need to be made, and no alliances need to
When you say no, you donít even
have to move off your chair. You only move your lips and utter
a one-syllable word. No. It is a dead end street with no place
to turn around. It is the ultimate copout. If you become good
at saying no, you can avoid committing yourself to anything in
When you are positive, the
situation is radically different. The moment you say yes is
just the beginning. You cross the starting line, and now all
the challenges lie ahead. When you say yes, itís time to
knuckle down, study, plan, and execute the plan. Itís time to
make alliances and mastermind groups. Itís time to start
networking. Most important of all, itís time to act. Take
sustained persistent action that doesnít recognize failure and
never gives up. This type of action perceives setbacks as
stepping-stones. Being positive and saying yes means running
your mind in a positive manner. It means taking charge of your
thoughts and shaping your own destiny, and itís hard work. Only
a few internally motivated individuals have enough persistence,
courage, and desire to keep themselves positive.
When you are negative, you cross
the finish line without getting out of your chair, and the prize
you win for crossing this line is a one way ticket to Nowhere
Being positive is hard. After
crossing the starting line, the finish line is nowhere in
sight. Only hard work and determination bring you to the finish
line. However, the rewards of crossing the starting line are
great. You choose your own prize and destination, and the
challenges are big. Just because you initially said yes to life
doesnít mean that you will cross the finish line and win your
reward. You will repeatedly encounter the temptation to quit.
positive is harder than being negative. In the game of life,
there are hundreds of critics for each person who says yes to
life and yes to excellence. Negative thinkers abound, and they
happily point out the futility of your endeavors. You will not
meet many cheerleaders to help you stay positive; you must keep
yourself positive and be your own cheerleader.
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