Negative and irrational thoughts take the form of questions such as: “What kind of life is this ?“, “I just can’t do this anymore“, “How can I continue after all this years of diligence and hard work ?”, “I certainly know I am not destined for greatness“.
Challenges can change in a heartbeat, but they are not there to stay, they only make us to be the best versions of ourselves. We cannot say all our lives will be filled with money, prudence, wealth, came and all the necessities of life without challenges.
Nobody is perfect. Irrational thoughts do not surface without a challenge story. There must surely be a challenge story. It will get you to a level in life. When all hope seems lost, no one to trust, and no one to turn to; there is a solution to the challenge you may not know.
Instead of fueling irrational thoughts, why not settle and try to solve the challenge? Consider this popular saying: As you lay your bed, so you lie on it.
In this case, by thinking irrationally, you are “laying your bed rough“, which means you won’t get to be comfortable when trying to use it.
Your mind is very flexible and can adjust, depending on how you shape it. Hence, even if you have negatively shaped your mind, you can positively undo it. All it takes is self-confidence and some grit.
Have you been constantly shaping your mind with irrational thoughts? There is still hope for you, don’t give up on yourself. Believe that you can become better and achieve you goals.
If you have squared up to it, the following tips should guide you back:
- Don’t Acknowledge Failure: Acknowledgement of failure (admitting you have have failed) is the underlying irrational thought. It fuels others, and hinders you from taking proactive steps towards resolving the challenge. As far as you keep seeing yourself as a failure, you will lack the capability to face your problems.
- Surround Yourself With Good People: Associate yourself with people who have focus in life, and are not wayward. They will impel you to achieve your goals. Their lifestyle should set an example for you to follow, and by opening up to them, you will discover how they will motivate you.
- Acquire More Knowledge: There are certain people who have passed through your predicament.They were once like you, habouring negative thoughts, but eventually they applied a solution, and it worked for them. These people would later become authors of motivational books.Ask around or find out more online.
- Keep Learning: Life is centered on learning. For you to keep recording sucess and avoid stagnancy, Learn. If you can’t afford a university programme, take free online course from alison.com or coursera.org. Never stop learning.
If you have read this article from top to here, you have just recorded a huge step towards positivity. Kindly share and assist someone who might be battling with negative thoughts.