There are so many times when we face challenges and failures that we start to doubt ourselves. Although in that moment, all the advice we get is a resonating ‘stay positive’. As much as we would like to keep the faith up and still believe in ourselves, it seems like a tough task to keep going and we are always one step closer to giving up. It is extremely difficult to stay focussed when there is little or no hope ahead of us.
The one thing that makes positive thinking such a challenge is that we have been conditioned to look for threats and switch into the survival mode. While this mechanism saved many lives hundreds of years ago, today it breeds negativity and pessimism to make the mind to look for a threat when there is none. There is a very close relation with the way we think and the outcome of our thinking on our lives.
Positivity impacts health
If you are a negative thinker and stress about the things that are not in your control, you will end up being miserable and contract many diseases like anxiety and depression. In some cases, it affects the appetite as well which makes you either obese or underweight. If you are positive, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and will be able to deal with failures in a much better way.
When you are not threatened by the outcome of a project, you will not be afraid to try new things. This is extremely important for you to grow in your professional life. In absence of risk taking abilities and the freedom to make your choices fearlessly will keep you trapped in insecurity. To grow as a person, you have to learn to be optimistic.