10 August 2011

the power of positive thinking

i've just read this article below from my blogger friend and teacher tiny buddha and it reminded me of all the times i sabotaged myself thinking "no way, it's impossible, it cannot happen". The truth is that every time i set my mind to something and i fought for it hard, when i believed i can, then as Coehlo could say "the universe brought this to me" and i did it. All the other times when i gave up, nothing happened. I might have wanted it but i thought that was impossible to come. It didn't. The mind has a huge power. When you wish for something, go for it, don't give up. Think and act as what you wish,is almost here. And it will show up. Wanna bet??

Aug 09, 2011 12:55 am | Lori Deschene
“If you’re going to doubt something, doubt your own limits.” -Don Ward
There’s a Saturday Night Live sketch that features Kenan Thompson as a middle school student with a broken knee. Scarlett Johansson and his other classmates repeatedly convince him to attempt walking, quoting a teacher who frequently lectures on the power of positive thinking. Despite their promises that anything is possible, he repeatedly falls flat on his face.
I loved this sketch, not because of some schadenfreude-induced need to see children crying. I love it because it reminds me of the many times I’ve seen comments on blog posts about possibilities, where people cite things that are obviously not possible.
While we can do a lot in life, running on a leg that you just broke is not (currently) medically possible. Flapping your arms and flying like a bird is just not possible. Turning your horse into a unicorn is just not possible. And switching bodies with your best friend, though commonly seen in movies, is just not possible.
Now that we got that out of the way, we can focus on the many difficult things that are, in fact, possible, despite what people once thought.
It is possible to run a 4-minute mile. It is possible to fly a heavier-than-air plane. It is possible for a person to walk on the moon. It is possible to perform a full-face transplant. It is possible for an African American man to become the President of the United States.
People do “impossible” things every day. If we believe in ourselves and take smart risks, we can, too.
You might not be able to leave your job tomorrow, but you can discover your passion and start a business. You may not be able to win a Webby Award tomorrow, but you can create a site that makes a difference in the world. You might not be able to change that you have a physical limitation, but you can find a way to empower yourself because of it, not in spite of it.
Today if you find yourself dwelling on what’s possible, remind yourself: You can do more than you think if you’re willing to stop making excuses and start testing your limits.



  1. Positives Denken ist sehr wichtig!
    Ein toller Post!
    Viele liebe Grüße,

  2. Danke schön Yvonne. Viele Grüße (Thank you Yvonne, many kisses)

  3. I love this post on the power of positive thinking! I particularly love the distinction you made about whether something is currently possible now or not, the goal is to continuously be moving towards it. I believe this is the real defining factor in whether we reach our goals or not.

    It is great that you are sharing your insights with others here. You are truly making a difference in the world. Keep doing what you are doing!

    To your magnificence!
    Andrea Woolf
    Founder, Ignite Your Life Book
    Co-Founder, Wake Up Abundant
    Ambassador of Manifest Money, HowtoLiveonPurpose