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Embrace Positive Thinking when all hope has gone

We have all been there at some time in our lives, that moment when everything seemed to be going wrong and no matter what you did or tried made no difference whatsoever. That’s the moment when most people simply give up and lose hope.

But not everyone thinks or acts like that. There are people that keep on trying when all of the odds are stacked against them – and do you know what – well let’s use a famous quote from Dale Carnegie who said: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

What Dale was trying to say is that there is always hope and if you think that you will succeed, even when others are telling you that everything is hopeless, then you have every chance of moving things around – turning failure into a massive success?

It’s all about having belief in yourself, the very basis of positive thinking. If you always believe you can, you eventually will no matter how many times you have failed before. When that happens, all those false starts will be forgotten as you bask in your new found fame and adulation.

So what’s happening in your life right now? Does everything seem hopeless? If you are in the depths of depression and can only see disaster and failure ahead then you have probably already given up and rejected even the faintest glimmer of optimism.

No point then in you reading any further – you have already decided that there is nothing more you can do so there is little reason why you should continue with this blog. What! You are still with us – that’s excellent – because it means that you really want to find a solution and move your life forward in a positive way.

So what was it that brought you to this point in your life? Only you have the answer and only you have the solution – and it starts with a little gratitude. If you try really hard enough you will find that there is always something to be grateful for, a little glimmer of sunshine poking through the clouds to lighten your depression.

Stop right now – think about good things you have in your life. Visualise situations that bring you joy and happiness. Ok! I appreciate this is not going to immediately change the situation you find yourself in, but when you begin to focus on good things you start to become more positive – and when you become more positive you can discover solutions.

Mahatma Gandhi had a much better way or putting it: “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.

When you are carefully watching your thoughts you can decide the best way ahead. You then choose the right words and actions to take you to the next stage and positivity can then become a habit and things do not seem so daunting.

When positivity becomes a habit then you really are in charge of your own destiny. You could of course return to that dark place and decide that there really is no hope in carrying on any longer, but if you have read this far, then clearly – that’s not for you.

Rather than be focussing on the things that you do not want to happen in your life you must now think of the alternatives – the positive goals and actions that will take you forward. Everything starts with a thought and if you make yours into good ones then the rest will quickly follow.

That’s when you become one of those people who kept on trying when all hope seemed to have been lost. And if you are really up for it you can become one of those that accomplished great things when all the odds were stacked against you.

So what are you waiting for – good thoughts start the moment you decide that you have a future – and it can be anything you decide.