The Pros and Cons of Positive Thinking

What could possibly be negative about positive thinking? Happy thoughts are so fun! I would like talk about the pros and cons of positive thinking, how it can benefit you and the people around you. I’d like to state nobody can be positive all the time, it is just not authentic, and can come off as insincere if you are trying too hard.  It’s no secret that happiness is an inside job, so we must create our own vibration of happy or joy will be fleeting.

There are plenty of positives that come with optimistic thinking, I find that if your brain is upbeat so is your attitude. Positive people are the folks who smile at strangers at the grocery store or help make a hard day bearable. When it comes to the muggle members of  family, co-workers, or friends who do not believe in the magic of positivity, I will sometimes get some positive push back so, I will start with the cons of positive thinking.

 

CONS

  • Being dismissed
  • Energetically draining
  • Optimism can be annoying
  • You can’t help everybody

 

When it comes to money or life challenges I have been accused of Peter Pan syndrome or called Pollyanna, this doesn’t bother me. What does get to me is, being dismissed as childish, written off as naïve or foolish when trying to find the bright side of an adverse situation. I am none of those things, I just believe if we are given a cactus, it doesn’t mean we have to sit on it. We all know there are rare people that love to wallow in self-pity and pessimistic disapproval of just about anyone and everyone. These people require a great deal of your positive energy, you must ask yourself. “will they appreciate your effort or just drain you?” in this case we could choose to send prayers from afar.

Honestly, I know being positive, looking for the good where there seems to be none, can be annoying. Knowing when to keep your positive pants zipped can be a challenge, please understand, we just want to help lighten your mood, yet we know, we make your eyes roll. Not everybody is in tune with their own vibrations, it can be hard to share your positivity with someone who doesn’t want to hear it. Know when not to waste your own energy. Just because you want to help everyone, doesn’t mean everyone wants your help.

 

Pros

  • Positive thinking raises your vibration.
  • Consciously focus on your blessings makes you thankful for what you have
  • Words of encouragement feel good to everyone involved
  • You get to let your light shine
  • It makes you happier to make others happy

 

People love to talk about their lives, I love to listen. Often just lending an ear to a friend is all they need to work it out themselves. Reminding them to count blessings before problems always help put things in perspective, it aids in finding the silver lining that the Universe usually has in store for us. Sometimes showing compassion mixed with a positive point of view can help others see the situation may not be as disparaging as it may seem.

I find that the more sunshine and joy I bring to others, the happier I am. Positive thinking raises YOUR energetic vibration. Raising your vibrations helps the Universe send more joy right back to you. I consider your smile, compliments and encouragement a gift from God a gift that brings Joy to the world. I choose to take responsibility for the energy I put out into the universe because I know she’s listening. This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.

 

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