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Can We Succeed Without Positive Thinking?

August 10, 2010

SunsetWhy is it so consequential that we think about what we desire? Is it possible to think about what we don’t want and still achieve a conclusive outcome? It is important to distinguish what we want to prevent because it helps us determine what we prefer. However, if we remain concentrated on what we want to avoid, we cause an innermost conflict. Our intellect functions in such a direction that when we think about what we want, we then conceive of or receive ideas. In other words, we perceive or think we should do things; take certain actions. If we begin with what we want, we have a willingness to listen to ourselves and even mind ourselves. It is easy to do what you think you should do, when you know what you want.

However, when we commence by contemplating what we hope to avoid, and then discover what we should do, innermost contention develops. Think about this for a moment and permit it sink in. If you prefer that your backyard remain attractive, you are going to possess, certain readiness. You will still most probably think that you should sprinkle, mow, fertilize, etc. You will take the necessary and appropriate actions without hesitation and be joyful. What happens if you ruminate that you don’t want your lawn to die? You will think of what you should do, to preserve it and may only do the least you have to. Consequently, it seems as if an incessant voice is speaking to you. I need to set the sprinkler if I don’t want the lawn to perish. I should mow soon because the grass is getting too tall. If you desire a beautiful yard, you perceive things like “Oh look it is dry in that spot, I should water it” and you are more enthusiastic over doing so.

Preferences are something we must conclude and picture if we want to get the best from life. Think of the subconscious as a goal mechanism. Each moment you conceive of what you want or don’t want, it is recognizing the thought as intent. The subconscious is unequipped to determine what you prefer, and it commences to instruct you. It is proceeding to tell you what you should do (guide you) to achieve the intention that you originated. If you don’t want your lawn to perish, it will relate to you what you should do or how to preserve it. If you want your yard to prosper, it is going to give you practically the same advice. When the subconscious mind tells us, what we want to apprehend it is an acceptable idea, because we are agreeable. When our intellect reminds us of what we wish to avoid, it seems to intensify. Who wants a constant reminder of what they are attempting to prevent?

I imagine that we can achieve many objectives, even if we focus on what we don’t want. However, we accomplish them earlier if we center on what we want. Because our mind guides us in such a way, we eventually may achieve, but we struggle. The inner conflict and constant nagging keep us resistant. If we begin with what we want, there is reduced resistance and even enthusiasm, when we think of something we should do. In fact, if we are in that frame of mind, we actually hear ourselves say, “I just got an extreme idea! This is what I should do!” If we direct our concentration toward what we want, we are less likely to ruminate and say yeah, but what if… at times when we perceive what we should do.

Sandra Hendricks, EzineArticles.com Expert AuthorI believe we have an inner-motivation, and I relate it to the subconscious mind. Regardless of what you contribute, your inner-guidance to the fact is you know it exists. Whatever you want to accomplish, you have an intuition that helps you succeed. Sometimes it relates what we should do, must do, ought to do, need to do and have to do. In other words, it reveals the necessary steps to achieve our desires. The next time one of these words strikes you with a negative feeling, stop and ask yourself a question. Did I set this intention in motion by thinking about what I don’t want?


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  2. Hi Sandra

    We share the same thinking but we get there in different ways. Where ever I can I look at a situation in the positive “can do” way. If I want a nice garden I will water and weed because that is what I want.

    If I don’t regard a situation in a positive “can do” way then there is a part of me that has not truly bought into it and I don’t really believe I can. So then there would be a voice in my head that would say yes you should water the garden. But it would sound like nagging and if I did not believe it would work anyway I would have no motivation to do it.

    .-= Marion Anderson´s last blog ..What is Reality =-.

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Marion,

      It is interesting to me that our mind works with the positive and the negative the same. Whether we buy into the idea still, we hear what we should do to accomplish the task. When I perceive that I am unmotivated it is because I relate the task to doing something I don’t feel like doing. It is nearly impossible to feel like you are doing something, unless you are actually performing the task. We are still motivated but lacking a desire to proceed. If we picture what we want to avoid then when the motivations come through, we feel forced. The inner motivation is always there. I think that if we define motivation as desire, we misconceive. We are motivated to achieve, even if we have no desire, and this is the reason many of us have to force ourselves to be responsible. When I don’t feel like doing something, and I hear that I should, I follow that idea willingly. As soon as the task is underway I am feeling better, since I am doing it. I am getting in contact with what I want instead of what I don’t want.