7 Mental Errors of Absolute Positive ThinkingMay 2, 2019
The following is a list is the faulty thought process of the False Self’s absolute positive way of thinking and counterbalancing balance way of thinking of the True Self.
- Absolute positive thinking has us falsely believe that the fragmentary is complete. Balanced thinking naturally provides comprehensive awareness which helps you realize that always being positive is never going to happen, because we are human. What you say, your speech pattern, the electrical impulses of your beating heart, the light that allows you to read this blog are all waves. Each of them has an up, positive crest, and a down, negative trough. The fact is, that if the negative did not counterbalance the positive, nothing in the world would exist. Conversely, if the positives did not counterbalance the negatives, nothing would exist.
- Absolute positive thinking creates an unwillingness to experience ambiguity and uncertainty. The multi-valued logic system that balanced thinking is based upon, allows you to mentally position yourself in the middle between two choices without automatically becoming attached to the one that is instantly determined to be the positive right decision. In an article in Harvard Business Review, Roger Martin describes what made fifty leaders successful. He concluded that it was their ability to hold two opposing ideas in their mind at the same time so they could do a thorough investigation of the opposing alternative course of action.
- Absolute positive thinking causes us to make poorly thought out decisions and unsatisfying life choices by having us mentally cling to dead-end extremes. The process nature of balanced thinking provides you with the ability to let go of what is not working so you can discover a better and more satisfactory option.
- Absolute positive thinking makes us unaware of the complementary nature of ideas and choices. The integrative mindset of balanced thinking has you factor in both alternatives when making decisions.
- Absolute positive thinking focuses only on the absolute numbers, 100 and 0. Balanced thinking includes the process numbers between 1 and 99 that are involved in the success process.
- Absolute positive thinking creates a mental void by only allowing you to think of whatever is judged to be the “right, positive” choice.
- The fears that absolute positive thinking represses trigger the bottom 20% of our brains that deals with the “fight or flight” response which sabotages professional and personal success. Balanced thinking enables you to make sound choices since it has you make decisions in the higher 80% of your brain.
Be Positive, Don’t Think Positive
There are two types of positives: positive thinking and being positive. Being positive is the key to success and is different from positive thinking. Positive thinking only occurs in your head, while being positive encompasses your entire being, all aspects of your life.
Being positive provides a solid foundation for your having a positive attitude and naturally activates your positive emotions. It provides you with a basic confidence that enhances your ability to experience success as well as significance. Being positive expands your definition of success which helps you not just judge success by financial worth, but also from your personal sense of worth. It is not just about increasing your stock value, but also how much you value yourself.
Living positively, not just thinking positively, stops us from perpetually living on an emotional roller coaster by no longer having our emotions swing from one extreme to another. It helps you experience peace of mind by eliminating constantly feeling anxious about having a negative thought or feeling. Being positive, rather than thinking positively, enables you to add genuine positive entries to your “personal balance sheet.” It allows you to become free and break through the repressed fears and negativity that have accumulated over the years.
- If you push things under the rug, do they go away?
- Do you think that an imbalanced mindset is the best for making solid decisions?
- Do you think you can make robust decisions based on half the facts?
- Do you think that people can be positive if their lives are operating from repressed and denied negative assumptions, beliefs and convictions about themselves?
If your answers are no, then why say yes to absolute positive thinking?
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