One of the most important ways to be happy and live an extraordinary life is to think positive thoughts. When you keep your thoughts focused on the positives about yourself, others and your life, you cannot help but be content.

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend

upon who you are or what you have,

it depends solely upon what you think.”

Dale Carnegie

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If it is new to you to think positive, this may be a challenge, but keep at it anyway. It does not matter how long it takes you to do this. The more you practice being optimistic the easier it will get and the sooner this will become a good habit. Negative thoughts and actions toward yourself and others will create inner turmoil. We have all had the experience of feeling good and then once a negative thought enters our mind, we feel lousy. At this point, it becomes a struggle to go back to being happy. The only way we can achieve this is when our positive thoughts win the battle, by stopping negative thoughts from controlling our lives.

People who do not feel good about themselves are often consumed by fear, rather than freedom and yet they wonder why they are so unhappy. You have the power within you to begin today to work toward feeling great about yourself and your life. If you have trouble preventing negative thoughts from appearing, picture a “STOP” sign in your mind, then immediately replace your thinking with positive thoughts.

Once your thoughts are consistently positive, your life will never be the same!

“It takes but one positive thought when given a 

chance to survive and thrive to overpower an 

entire army of negative thoughts.”

Robert H. Schuller