Eliminating Negative Thinking
We already know that what you focus on you attract. Worry, fear, and negative thinking allow the mind to focus on things you don’t want, so Mind Power teaches you to eliminate negative thinking. Train your mind to think about what you want in life, and avoid thinking about what you don’t want. Negative thinking drains your energy and is counterproductive; that is why fear is so destructive and why despair and hopelessness must be avoided. They work in the opposite way that Mind Power does.
So how do we eliminate this negative thinking? The first step is to recognize the importance of eliminating negative thoughts, and the second step is to be aware when negatives are happening to us.
You can’t avoid negative thinking entirely. Sometimes negative thoughts just pop into our mind. When this happens, we must be aware, so that we immediately recognize when we are thinking negatively. When we catch ourselves thinking negative thoughts we can use any of these techniques:
Change the negative thought into a positive one.
If you’re worried and focusing on what could go wrong in a situation, change your thoughts to what could go right. Your mind can only think one thought at a time, so changing the negative into a positive eliminates the negative.
Remind yourself: a negative thought is just a negative thought.
A thought has no power other than what you give it. Negative thoughts gain momentum when you think them over and over again. So stop thinking them.
The key is to catch the negatives before they have time to become entrenched. With practice you will notice right away when you are thinking negatives, and you then can take the appropriate actions. The mind is a creature of habit, so encourage positive thoughts and eliminate negative ones.