How To Get Rid Of Negative Thinking – I Teach You Thoughts, Environment Design, & Worrying
#1 – You have hundreds of thousands of thoughts in any one moment. The term “attitude” is an aeronautical term that denotes which way the plane leans. Does it lean positive or does it lean negative?
When you lean positive, as in you have a positive attitude, you tend to *choose* positive thoughts. When you lean negative, as in a negative attitude, you *choose* negative thoughts. So, *choose* the thoughts which you would like to pursue. You will have positive thoughts and you will have negative thoughts, and your attitude will determine which thoughts you’ll pursue. That will determine your positivity or negativity.
#2 – Worrying is an investment you make where there is no return on your investment. Worrying is the biggest waste of your imagination!
If you’ve ever invested, would you ever invest in something where you know there’s no return on that investment? As in, it yields no return? That’s what worrying is!
Better you plan. Planning is: if THIS happens, I’ll do THIS. If THAT happens, I’ll do THIS.
Let’s say you were stuck on a highway in the middle of the night on the side of the road and you’ve got a flat. You look down the road and you see a house with its lights on and maybe they might have a carjack since you realized you forgot your carjack at a friend’s house.
As you’re walking on your way, you imagine, “What if this person’s in the middle of dinner, I knock, and ruin their dinner?” or “What if they’re in the middle of a hot date and I knock and ruin their date?” or “What if they don’t have a jack?”
So you finally get there, you knock, an old, sweet lady comes out, says, “How can I help you?” and then you say, “Keep your fucking jack!”
WORRYING IS THE WORST USE OF YOUR IMAGINATION.
#3 – Manage your environment. When you have constant negative input, you’ll inevitably have negative output. More significant than you personal development is your *environmental development*.
You don’t have to seek negative to find negative. They’re everywhere! Positive IS something you have to seek.
So how do you design your environment? Design the place you live in. Design the people you associate with – as in, hang out less with cynical and negative influences and have better influences around. You can begin with purging your social media as it is filled with bullshit artists and negative people.
If you want to better plan for your relationships, you might want to read my book.
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