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How to Crush Negative Thoughts That Hold You Back

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 5/04/2016 Richard Lorenzen
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There is one main key to finding success in today's market that applies, no matter what field you are in, or what you are looking to accomplish. This is a positive attitude. If you have a positive attitude and maintain a positive way of thinking, you can end up finding much more success than you ever imagined. Unfortunately, many people are plagued with negative thoughts, and are constantly thinking negatively and letting these thoughts and ideas hold them back. If you are one of these people, your negative thoughts may be preventing you from being as successful as you want to be. The good news is, there are things that you can do in order to crush negative thoughts and find the success that you have always wanted to have, and my team at has developed the following system.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
One of the easiest ways to accidentally start thinking negative thoughts is to be one of those individuals that constantly compares yourself to others. If you want to crush those taxing negative thoughts then you need to stop doing this. Yes, it can be difficult to do, but when you are constantly comparing yourself and your accomplishments to other people then all you will ever do is feel down about yourself when you don't have what other people have. Focus on yourself, on your own accomplishments and what you have achieved, instead of what other people have done in comparison to your accomplishments. The more you focus on your own journey and your own success, the more positive you will be.
Be Firm on Decisions and Alter Your Course As Necessary
For many people, bad thoughts creep up on them simply because they can't make confident decisions. Second-guessing yourself will only cause you to think negatively. Be firm on your decisions, the more confident you are, the less negative thoughts you will have. It is important that you are able to make firm decisions and stick to these decisions so you don't second-guess yourself. If you make a decision that doesn't work out in the way you thought it would, alter your course as necessary. You can always make changes based on the decisions that you make and keeping this type of positive outlook is the best way to prevent negative thoughts from creeping in to your mind once you have made a decision.
Surround Yourself With Positive Inspirational Quotes
It may seem like a relatively small thing to do, but surrounding yourself with positivity really can go a long way in changing your life and changing your outlook. Surround yourself with positivity. Put positive and inspirational quotes up in your office, consider a quote of the day app or program, or do the work on your own and start reading inspirational messages whenever you can. The more positive words you surround yourself with, the more positive you will naturally start to think. It is a small approach, but one that can really pay off if you are looking to change your outlook and change your life.

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