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I want to get rid of negative thoughts, and I want to be a positive thinker.
If you want to change the way you think, that's great. In fact, it's crucial for becoming a more positive person!
But why do you want to change your thinking? That's just as important.
By far, the most poweful and important step for becoming a positive thinker is to clearly be able to answer the following questions:
This is the most important step because knowing this information is how you get your mind fully on board to help you become a positive thinker, rather than having your mind actively work against you.
Think of your mind as being your business partner. To your mind, maybe it's "business as usual" to think negative thoughts, and thinking more positive thoughts and staying positive is a new type of venture.
The question, for your mind, is this: why is it worth the time, effort, and energy to stop thinking negatively and to think more positively about things, instead?
If you can clearly answer this question, and instruct your mind why there's little or no value in thinking negatively, while there's lots of value in developing a good positive attitude and staying positive...
Then it's a "no-brainer" for your mind: of course becoming a positive thinker and staying positive is the way to go! And with this kind of a clear understanding, your mind is fully on board to help you become a positive thinker.
This is how you enjoy becoming a positive thinker a billion times faster and easier, with your mind's full support and cooperation.
On the other hand, if you don't instruct your mind why it's a great idea to stop thinking negatively and to think more positively instead...
Then you won't have your mind's support or cooperation. Instead, your mind will carry on with "business as usual".
This means that, at best, your mind won't feel like helping you, and it will be more challenging to think positively. And, at worst, your mind will actively work against you and undermine your efforts, making the process of becoming a positive thinker a never-ending struggle.
The lesson: make positive thinking a no-brainer to get your mind's full support and cooperation. This is by far the smartest, most important, and most powerful thing you can do.
The way to make positive thinking a no-brainer for your mind is to clearly understand:
With this kind of an understanding, it's very clear to your mind why getting rid of negative thoughts and thinking positive thoughts instead is a great thing to do in every way. So it's a no-brainer for your mind to help you become a positive thinker.
If you've considered the effects of negative thinking on your life vs. the effects of positive thinking on your life, and becoming a positive thinker and staying positive consistently still isn't a no-brainer to you...
The main thing, in this case, is to at least clearly understand why thinking more positively and staying positive consistently is of value to you. This understanding will be enough to get your brain's attention that this is something worth considering and pursuing further.
Now complete this achievement by taking steps to instruct your mind why you want to stop thinking negatively and, instead, think more positively and stay positive consistently. This helps you get your mind's support and cooperation, which makes the process of becoming a positive thinker a billion times faster, easier, and more enjoyable.
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