When Positive Thinking Isn't Enough

When Positive Thinking Isn’t Enough

I’ve probably said it with countless others that all you need is positive thinking to be successful. It’s true that focusing on the positive is much more beneficial than the negative. However, we all have beliefs that may prove untrue and lead to negative thinking. Rather than allow these beliefs to get in the way of success they should be dealt with, changed or replaced. Success won’t just come from a positive attitude it requires hard work, planning, critical thinking and a bit of luck. Combined with positive thinking our dreams and aspirations become possible.

I wonder… have you ever heard the story of Roger Bannister? Roger Bannister was the first person (of record) to break the 4-minute mile. His success, and the many others that shortly followed, didn’t come from simply thinking it could be done. Obviously they believed it could be done otherwise they would never have attempted it (or spent countless hours training for it). Positive thinking and the belief in something may help you get out of the bed in the morning but it won’t get you over the finish line. For that you need to understand your goals and how you are going to get from point A to B. You need a plan!

Any plan to succeed is going to require critical thinking, hard work and luck from time to time. You need to know what you’re up against, what works and what doesn’t, how to overcome the unexpected and what to do to stay motivated.

The power of positive thinking isn’t enough to make you successful but it will get you further than being a negative nelly. Negative people typically don’t even try to succeed – what’s the point, it wouldn’t work anyway, right?

Believe, Plan, Work Hard, Make Wise Decisions and with a bit of luck you can be closer to the success you‘ve always hoped and dreamt of.