The positive thinking isn’t a welfare scheme.

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Harsh title, gentle reminder…

When I was a little bit younger I used think a lot about the Universe taking care of me, I even wrote a few articles about it. If you want something then all you have to do is put it out there and then have faith in the Universe that it will answer your request.

I have always believed in the power of positive thinking and in manifesting the good things in your life through positive action.

The positive thinking “thing” has been around for a long time now. There are quite a few Gurus making big money out of champion talk and telling people that all they need to do is believe and they can do anything. The problem is that people get lazy and positive thinking isn’t enough on it’s own.

When does positive thinking just become lazy thinking?

I’ve met a lot of people in my life who have been positive thinkers to the point of being lazy. They believe so much that the Universe will take care of their needs, that the right job will come, that the love of their life will appear and that they will be taken care of that they do nothing. It becomes a safety net that allows them ignore their inaction because “its out of their hands”.

Positive thinking doesn’t mean kicking back and waiting for the Universe, Fate or whatever you call it to drop the things you want in your lap or sort out your problems. There is no Galactic welfare scheme. It means acting on opportunities with belief in the possibility that good things will happen and seeing the benefit no matter what the outcome is. It means getting of your arse and actually getting the gears of success turning. It means you create your own world through your own actions.

So next time you’re trying to achieve a goal or you want something to come in to your life remember that it’s not enough to just think positive, you need to turn that thought in to positive action and go forward believing that you can succeed.