Fighting Negative Thoughts

Many of you, my wonderful readers, know that I firmly believe in the power of positive thinking. Its benefits are countless, and the positive impacts it has on our lives and those of others around us are too difficult to ignore.

Many of you also know that it’s very difficult to maintain positive thoughts all the time. Even the most positive thinkers go through difficult times. In fact, I wrote recently about how I struggled to do so. However, the solution is simple, right? You may think the object is just to fight off the negative thoughts, think positive ones, and all will be well.

Well…not so fast. Yes, it’s very important to maintain a positive frame of mind. However, fighting the negatives is not the way to go about it. What happens when you fight the negative, is you actually create more of those situations. This is because, according to the Law of Attraction, we receive what we focus our attention on. When you fight negative thoughts, you are placing your attention on them. As a result, you only create a revolving door of more negative situations.

The way to solve this problem is to place your focus on the desired outcomes. Yes, you may still continue to think negative thoughts, but instead of focusing on them, just push them aside or even welcome them. Just continue to place your focus on positive thoughts instead.

Here’s an illustration….think of a negative thought as a spot of dirt inside a glass. You can see this two ways. It’s either as a spot that can be easily removed, or one that’s ruined the whole glass. You know the second approach is not effective. Instead, the best way to fix the glass is to simply run clean water through it. If the water is clean and strong enough, it eventually washes the sport away.

The same is true for your mind. If there is a negative spot, don’t dwell on it and let it ruin you. Instead, run positive and powerful thoughts through your mind. They will eventually displace the negative ones. No fighting it, just a natural progression.

In the water example, the cleaner and more powerful the water is, the faster it cleans the glass. It’s the same for your mind. The cleaner, more positive and more powerful the thoughts you think, the faster the negative junk will be cleaned out and displaced.

I remind you again to avoid fighting the negative thoughts that plague you. Instead, run a steady stream of wholesome, positive, and powerful thoughts in your mind. You will see a rapid difference in how you feel, your level of energy, the positive way other people react to you, and the level of success you achieve. There’s no fighting it : )

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7 Responses to Fighting Negative Thoughts

  1. What a great post! I love practical applications and this one’s a keeper. I’ve learned lately that when a negative thought (yes I know it’s hard to believe I would ever have one,ha ha) enters my head, I breathe deeply for about five deep breaths and it cleanses that thought away. Blessings,

    • joedalio says:

      Ellie…thank you for the wonderful comment! I especially appreciate the advice you provide. It’s great to know it’s that simple : )

      • Oh Joe, I didn’t want to give the impression that life is that simple, especially when” we wrestle not against flesh and blood . . . ” Ephesians 6:12.

        Just as in weight loss and health, it’s truly a lifelong struggle but memorizing Scripture is a great way to bolster oneself, remembering 1 John 4:4 to strengthen us. The closer we get to our Lord the more of a target we seem to be. Thank you – Your posts continually strengthen me! Blessings,

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