By Anavil Jaiswal:
Cogito ergo sum a Latin phrase means ‘I think, therefore I am’. Thinking is one of the most significant mental activities of a man. A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. Our thoughts attract the incidents of our lives, determining our destiny. Thus, we should always think positive, whatever our situation may be. Like there is a key for every lock, for every issue there exist a solution, the need is to focus our ability on searching for it. There is a way out of every labyrinth; there is an answer to every enigma. A dedicated and determined person finds a way amongst all the odds undaunted by the challenges throughout.
Being confident is one of the ingredients of positive thinking. It boosts the morale and creates diligence to achieve a goal. The loss of confidence makes a man pessimist, weak or a dead man. One should always remember that success comes in a can, ‘I can’. Thus, believing in one self and one’s potential is a stepping stone to success. Before getting into action one should plan and imagine the positive outcome, which when visualized with concentration and faith, delivers amazing results. Patience and perseverance add much to the flavour.
Churchill rightly said, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” One should never be discouraged by any challenge or any failure that comes in the way. The environment of an individual affects the most, so do the surroundings, the company of the people should be carefully selected.
The direction in which one invests his energy also plays a vital role. Instead of focussing on frivolous matters, only the fruitful should be emphasized upon. Physical activities and regular exercise help in the releasing of hormones which make a person feel good and positive. A keen perception and a broad outlook make one think in a different and unique manner which adds to positivity of thoughts. The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
It is better to think nothing than thinking something negative, as zero is greater than a negative number. We get so engrossed in accumulating the gains that we forget the prevention of the losses. Thus, not only various ways are to be followed to stay positive and live a successful life, however any infiltration of the insidious negative thoughts should be constantly checked. The anti- virus installed in our mind must be strong and vigilant enough so as to eradicate any intrusion of the numerous viruses in the form of negative thoughts present externally. The role of thoughts in a person’s life is well defined in the lines:
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.