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Think positive and change life

Negative thinking comes easily and often uninvited. If we think negative of anything, we cannot give a good start. Tension is sometimes synonymous with negative thinking which has even been shown to cause high blood pressure, even when we are not currently having negative thoughts
Dr. Md. Enamul Hoque
Think positive and change life

Habib, a postgraduate in English from Dhaka University, applied for a new job, but he didn't believe he would get it, since his self-esteem was low, and he considered himself as a failure and unworthy of success. And finally, he could not do well in the examination; as a result he could not succeed. He had a negative attitude towards himself; and therefore, he believed that the other applicants were better and more qualified than him. Negative thinking comes easily and often uninvited. If we think negative of anything, we cannot give a good start. Tension is sometimes synonymous with negative thinking which has even been shown to cause high blood pressure, even when we are not currently having negative thoughts. If someone sees light of hope in a negative situation he will make it come true.

Positive thoughts give us energy to undertake any venture to achieve a goal while negative thoughts, words and attitude, create negative and unhappy feelings, moods and behaviours. When the mind is negative, poisons are released into the blood circle that causes more unhappiness, anxiety, and negativity. This is the way to failure, frustration, restlessness and disappointment.

We can very confidently say that whatever good comes into our lives: wealth, health, love, is the results of our positive thinking. And whatever bad thing occurs in our life, such as poverty, illness, broken relationships -- may come from our negative thinking. Therefore, anyone who becomes rich or becomes healthy, or gains love, does so because of their positive thoughts, they wanted to win it, so they won. And those who become poor and sick lose their loved ones, do so as a result of negative thinking because negative thinking comes along with numerous hazards.  It is a curse of human development.

The book, 'The Secret' (Rhonda Byrne, 2006) is a best seller which attracts those who wish to attain whatever they desire by thinking about it. The theory behind the book is that what we experience and have in life and who we are is determined, not by the laws of nature, but by our thinking. It is generally thought whatever we experience whether it is good or bad is caused by our recurrent thoughts. And the solution to our problem is to think positively, and not to think negatively, otherwise we will bring upon ourselves the very things we do not want. “William Shakespeare said, "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so."  Is the glass half empty or half full?" is a common expression, generally used rhetorically, indicate that a particular situation could be positive (half full) or negative (half empty) to a person.

There is a well-known proverb: Life is not a bed of roses. But, we forget that life is a battle, one has to fight for it fearlessly. Facing challenges and fighting with confidence, positive attitude and right aptitude, with determined and concerted efforts, lead us to the surest path of success. We sometime say: fortune is said to favour the brave, because the brave remains positive to their work. There is a saying, God helps those who help themselves. A coward, pessimists dare not fight in the race and avoid the challenges. It is an optimist and determined soul, who dares to fight, and has the chance of success.

If we wish, we can do. Our positive attitude will show our ways, will make our days. If students are positive to make good results, they obviously can do; their willpower will show the way how to proceed, and how to study. Good job, good career, good relation, reputation can be attained if we be positive and sincere to our duties. But, we must remember the old proverb- time and tide wait for none; and we should strike the iron while it is hot. So, we need to be positive and should make the best use of our time very positively. Positive thinking always pays. Life belongs to the ambitious.

The writer is research director at EDRC and a teacher educator. Email: [email protected]

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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