So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.
This is the difference between positive thinking and power thinking. With positive thinking, people believe that their thoughts are true. Power thinking recognizes that our thoughts are not true, but since we’re making up a story anyway, we might as well make up a story that supports us. We don’t do this because our new thoughts are “true” in an absolute sense, but because they are more useful to us and feel a heck of a lot better than nonsupportive ones.
– T Harv Eker
I used to believe there was a difference between having thoughts and thinking. NOW I assert that everything I call thoughts or thinking is suspect, likely wrong and needs to be looked at FIRST before any action takes place. My mind is not my friend. It has a completely different set of commitments and none are mine. My mind is a make itself right machine. When I confuse ME with my mind I am stuck in being right. You can either be right or you can be happy. No wonder I was seldom happy nor was anyone near me. My new mantra is “I choose to be happy, you can be right.” It seems to please people. Having been right and essentially poor most of my life I am going for the other side from now on. I cannot recommend more strongly putting yourself in the next available course. You will love the price. Click here now.