In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
Positive Thinking Positive Outcome
It seems very simple and makes a huge impact in our lives. Rarely
though, do we stop to reflect how a positive approach can make a
significant difference in every aspect of our lives. A person’s
positive outlook and way of thinking contributes deeply to their
personality and life experiences. People who think positively have
a better point of view on life and a motivating attitude. These are
factors that directly affect our perception when it comes to
creating the kind of life we want. Many studies have authenticated
that our perception of life also affects our health and well-being.
Most of our negative thoughts come from assumptions we make and in
some cases, from deep rooted stereotypes and prejudices that we may
have. These tend to frame the context in which we think; leading to
a tendency to fabricate these misconceptions in an attempt to
prepare ourselves for the worst. However in all of this, we end up
dwelling so much on them that they consume all of our energy and
ultimately affect our ability to think or even to be able to
perceive and appreciate other people’s opinions. This does not mean
that a positive person is ill-prepared, in fact there are better
equipped to handle challenges than a negative thinking person.
Positive thinking is not about overlooking the negative and not
preparing for the worst, but instead approaching a predicament in
positive and productive manner. For example, time is spent on
finding a solution to a problem rather than focusing on factors
that now cannot be changed like how did it happen, the why’s and
but’s, what if’s, etc. When altering your reaction or approach to
any given situation, it will drastically affect the outcome –
giving us more opportunity to focus on solving the issue at hand in
a very focused and concise manner with a positive attitude.
Many studies suggest that a positive attitude and way of thinking
can help in managing complex situations and improve our overall
well-being. Some of the benefits are that we think more effectively
when we focus on positive thinking; it helps us concentrate on
finding creative solutions instead of focusing on the negative
elements and losing what sometimes is valuable time. It also helps
in maintaining healthy and vibrant relationships with various stake
holders. While a person with a negative attitude in some cases, may
be so distracted that s/he may not even come to a solution, it also
plagues any healthy relationship. It’s about turning negative
experiences into examples for future learning!
So, overall in any stressful situation, we’d be well equipped and
prepared if we go in thinking positively as it enhances our ability
to be creative, think outside of the box and has less adverse
psychological reactions. As we all know, the way we think and react
to situations has a direct influence on our body and its functions.
Positive thinkers tend to have lower risks of disease leading to
better physical well being. When we worry less, we stress less. The
power of positive thinking therefore lowers our stress, helps us
cope better and inadvertently increases our lifespan.
Positive thinking and applying it to every practical facet of life
is an important resolution for me personally in the New Year. No
matter what we do and how stressful our lives are, it is great idea
to start the day off right from the minute we wake up with happy
thoughts which contribute towards the whole day running smoothly!
Positive attitudes and perceptions obviously lead to more
fulfilling life experiences.