The world is full of people promoting positive thinking, through books, seminars, movies, and websites. I understand why. Positive thinking is awesome, it gets us out of the dumps, lifts us up from the doldrums, opens up new worlds, lightens up our darkest times, brings hope when defeat is all we can see, and faith when doubt has had the upper hand for too long. Definitely positive thinking is great, wonderful, and needed.
But is positive thinking all that it’s said to be? Is it the one-size-fits-all answer to all our problems and challenges? Is there any kind of thinking that is better than positive thinking? I think there is. It’s not something to replace positive thinking, but actually it is a result of, or an extension of thinking positively. I call it Possibility Thinking.
Possibility thinking goes one step further than positive thinking. Positive thinking gives you the dream. Possibility thinking gives you the hope and faith that you can reach your dream, and it gives you the direction and guidance to help you reach it. It adds feet to your faith. It helps you take all that positive thinking and energy and it focuses it in one direction, making it all the more powerful.
If positive thinking is a flashlight, possibility thinking is a laser beam. The light beam is more focused, much stronger, shines farther, and can cut through hardened steel. If positive thinking is getting an appointment with your perfect client, possibility thinking will help you find ways to clinch the deal and sing the contract. Try it. Stop some time today and have a bit of reflection time. Let possibility thinking transform your outlook. Let it change your doubt to trust, your hesitation to certainty, your fear to faith, and your double minded wavering to a can do confidence. It will change your day, and completely transform the rest of your life.