The Limitations of Positive Thinking

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. — Anais Nin

~~~~ Tip of the Day: “Perhaps the statement that best exemplifies positive thinking is “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” It seems so self-evident that this is a good thing that we never question the wisdom of the adage. But it does not take a whole lot of digging to unearth the flaws in this reasoning. First, did fate really hand you a lemon or was this merely your initial, unthinking response? Second, is a lemon really a bad thing, something that you would rather not have, but now that you do have it you will somehow salvage something by making lemonade? Finally, it is quite stressful to be handed a lemon until such time as you figure out how to make lemonade. Do you really have to go through this phase?” Prof. Srikumar Rao shares further about the limitations of positive thinking. http://premiere.whatcounts.com/t?ctl=169A376:C3009629A010612CB592E920238E9C7DB4B847859706E37D&

~~~~ Be The Change: See what happens today when you check your tendency to label things as “bad.”

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