Hello! I’m Brian Tracy and
today I want to talk to you about
why negative thoughts
are your greatest enemy to success
and how to banish them forever.
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I still remember the moment
when I realized
how to get rid of negative thoughts.
I was 21 years old.
I was broke and
living in a small one-room apartment,
in the middle of a very cold winter,
working on a construction job
during the day.
In the evening, I usually couldn’t afford to
go out of my apartment.
So I had a lot of time to think.
One night, as I sat at my small kitchen table,
I had a flash of awareness
that changed my life forever.
I suddenly realized that
negative thoughts were destroying my success.
I saw clearly at that moment that
if anything in my life were going to change,
it would have to begin with me.
If I didn’t change,
nothing else would change.
I was responsible
and I needed to make it happen myself.
I still remember that moment
even this as we talked I still remember.
It was like a first parachute jump,
both scary and exhilarating.
There I was standing at the edge of life
and I decided to jump.
From that moment onward,
I accepted that I was in charge of my life.
I knew that
if I wanted my situation to be different,
I would have to be different.
Everything including my success in life
was up to me.
The greatest enemies to your success in life
are negative thoughts and
negative emotions of all kinds.
They hold you down.
They tire you out
and they take away all your joy in life.
From the beginning of time,
they have done more arm to individuals and societies
than all the plagues of history.
One of your most important goals
if you want to be truly happy
is to free yourself from negative thinking.
automatic negative thoughts.
This was part of my study into negative emotions.
When you rationalize,
you attempt to give what is called
“a socially acceptable explanation” for
an otherwise socially unacceptable act.
Look it up in the dictionary.
You rationalize to explain away or
put a favourable spin
on something that you have done
that you feel bad or unhappy about.
You cast yourself in the role of the victim
and you mark the other person or organization
into the oppressor or the bad guy.
Over-concern or a hypersensitivity
about the way other people treat you
also causes negative thoughts and negative emotions.
For some people that entire self-image
is determined by the way
other people speak to them or talk to them or
think about them or even look at them,
they have little sense of personal value or self-worth,
apart from the opinion of others.
If those opinions of others are negative for any reason,
real or imagined,
the “victim” immediately experiences anger, embarrassment,
shame, self-pity and sometimes despair.
The antidote of negative thoughts of all kinds
is for you to accept complete responsibility for your situation,
now and for the rest of your life.
You cannot say the wonderful words
“I am responsible.”
and still feel angry.
The very act of accepting responsibility short-circuits and
cancels out any negative thoughts
that you may be experiencing.
Resolve to avoid negative thoughts.
This is your moment to decide
not to let self-doubt control your life.
Now if you’ve decided to take control,
find out your level of self-confidence
and tap into your true potential.
Before we wrap up,
I’d like to leave you with a thought to share
with your friends and followers.
“Decide in advance to respond”
“positively and constructively to every adversity.”
Now I’d love to hear from you
and here’s what I want you to try.
The next time you find yourself
speaking or thinking negatively,
repeat the phrase “I am responsible.”
over and over
until you are no longer thinking negatively.
How does that make you feel?
Leave a comment below.
And I’ll be sure to follow up with you.
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