Positive Thinking

I’ve talked about the power of positive thinking before but I am going to talk about it again. That’s because I really believe that if you want to succeed at something, you have to start by believing that you can do it. The idea that you can think yourself into success at something is not a new one. It’s cliché, I know, but sometimes clichés exist because they are true. It’s the same with the power of positive thinking.

I can truthfully say that if you believe that you can’t do something, you won’t be able to. That’s mostly because you don’t think you can, so you don’t try. If you don’t think you can do something, you won’t try, thereby fulfilling your prophesy that you can’t do it. The reverse is also true. If I had b relived that I couldn’t write a blog, this blog site would belong to someone else. It belongs to me because I believed I could write and maintain a blog. I’ve used positive thinking in other things in my life.

I decided that I would get more active by walking and I did it. I’m up to almost four miles a day. I just started by walking to the end of the street, and, when I felt I could, I lengthened the distance that I walked. Eventually, I was able to go around the path that is in my local park. That’s a mile in itself. Now I do three laps of the park on a regular basis, depending on how much time I have on hand. It takes me an hour to complete the walk to the park and three miles as laps around the park.

I was determined to do it and I did it. That’s the important part. I also decided to self publish a novel. That’s why Accidental Colony was published. If I hadn’t been certain that I could do it, I wouldn’t have done it. I even sold a few copies. That’s what positive thinking can do for you. Use it in your career and you might be able to increase your income. You never know. The possibility is there.

The point here is that I thought I could do those things and I did them. A lot of people don’t do things because they think that they can’t. You can’t do things that you don’t try to do. I lost weight because I knew that I could. You can do anything that you set your mind to doing. Your success, of course, is affected by other factors. You won’t win right off the bat, but you will have taken the first steps towards success. If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too and that’s key. That’s how you will succeed.

Whatever you want to do, just set out to do it. Give it a shot, win or lose, at least you tried. Often, the only person holding you back is you.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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