As my first blog post was about tears, which is the instantaneous outcome of sadness some who read it felt I shouldn’t have begun wid a negative note (:O )!!!... so for all those, here I come with my second blog all about my journey from being a hard core pessimist to a complete optimist!!!
As Winston Churchill has put it in the best form one could have ever “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”.
Now coming to the point im intending to make here…the power of positive thinking. well, most of us r already aware of what it is. What it implies is to manipulate each n every single atom n molecules around you, tht make a part of your mind ,
ur soul, surroundings. and of u, to move, in the way you want it to. You are what you make of yourself. You hold the key as well, as the lock to your life. The key acting as a positive element helping you to overcome the obstacles, And problems which come your way trying to make it complicated ur
To achieve them, like a lock keeping you from entering the room.
Now the choice of striving to find the key to triumph over the obstacle, which would lead you to happiness and finally a worth living life, or to just leave the lost key unfound and live a life of regrets and sadness, is the choice which has to be made.
A little incident from which I changed to being pretty much of an optimist goes this way. I got a chance to fulfill my dream of participating in some international debate comp. and I left for the preliminary selection rounds which I cleared in straight strides. But there I faced a problem, I was 1 month short of the required minimum age to participate in the finals!!. I knew then my chance to the finals were weak and lost all ma confidence.
The teacher who accompanied me had just finished reading the book “The secret” which deals with the same subject of positive thinking and told me to try it. I was in a condition if she would have told to jump out of a running bus so as to get the chance to go to the finals, then I would have done so!..
And so I began my positive thinking exercise. Whenever the thought of me not traveling to the finals entered my mind I substituted the thought immediately and consciously, To that of me boarding my flight. The days prolonged and there was no news from the higher authorities. Suddenly one day I got a call n god answered my prayers!...i was going to the finals!. they accepted me ignoring their policies!!. So then my preps started and I was packed n ready to board my flight!... I went to the airport an hour and half early! But to my bad luck, a thick headed officer closed the counter before hand (I haven’t forgiven him yet for it!!.).. and I missed my flight. I had a connecting flight from the next city within 4 hrs n I cld not afford to miss that flight as the next flight from my city was after 2 hrs!...that would give me nothing more than 5 minutes to catch my connecting flight and that which was impossible to do.
Again I began to push away the negative thought of me not reaching the destination. Well, guess what, a person working for the air lines whom I kno thankfully,pulled some strings for me, and I just made it to the flight at exactly the right time!... I had no time even to spare a glance at the gentleman, who had come to my rescue . and so I reached the finals!... and that was how I became a complete believer of the powers of positive thinking, I tell you all agn!... try it …It works!!!!
1) if you could get your hand on the book “the secret” then plz don’t mind spending a few pennies to go through it. It really is a book which is worth evry single penny spent on it!! :D
2)And upto date, I haven’t seen the man (whom I’ve gotten used to calling “my savior”,)’s face!! ) !! J