Negative thinking is the most powerful
poison in the world. Itís the only poison I can give to my family,
friends, and enemies without legal consequences. Thought poison
destroys them just as effectively as dioxin, DDT, or strychnine.
Unrestrained negative thinking will also destroy my life.
I have zero tolerance to negative thinking. I donít tolerate it in any
form or to any degree. I donít say it, think it, write it, infer it, or
agree with it. Itís always wrong and never right. It always makes my
life worse and never makes it better.
Every negative thought that comes into my life is there to teach me a
lesson. The sooner I learn the lesson, the sooner it will leave. When
a negative thought enters my mind, I do four things. First, I learn the
lesson it has to teach. Second, I take positive action based upon what
I have learned. Third, I think two new positive thoughts to displace
the negativity from my mind. Fourth, I use Power Graphics to push my
mind in a positive direction. Drinking poison, handling cobras, and
negative thinking are bad for my health, and I donít do it. I have zero
tolerance to negative thinking.
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The biggest challenge you will ever face is living as a positive person
in a negative world.
Negativity permeates the twenty-first century. The news media has
turned disaster and despair into negative entertainment; they routinely
stalk victims of tragedy exploiting their grief to satisfy twisted
voyeuristic curiosity. Television is now a dumpster for Hollywood's
toxic waste, and if you let their rubbish into your mind, it will
eventually make you sick.
Helpless and Hopeless have become our uninvited and unwanted guests.
Helpless tells us there's nothing we can do, and Hopeless tells us
there's no reason for hope.
While it's true that politicians live above the law and flout the will
of the people, and while it's true that drugs and violence are out of
control, and while it's true that the rich are getting richer, and the
poor are getting poorer, you can still live as a positive person in a
negative world. But the only way you can make it happen is to focus on
A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
If you want to be a positive person, you will have to rigorously
control what goes into your mind and maintain a relentlessly positive
If you really want to be positive, nobody can stop you.
Self-talk is not about where you are or where you have been. It's about
where you are going.
People who have climbed Mount Everest talked to themselves about
climbing it for thousands of hours before they actually did it. Their
self-talk started out as an unreal fantasy that seemed improbable or
even impossible. Nevertheless, everyone who has been to the top started
out at the bottom with a tiny thought in their mind. They were
thousands of miles from the summit with the thought, "I believe that I
can climb Mount Everest." In the beginning, the Everest talk was only a
fantasy, but eventually, it became a reality. That's the way self-talk
You have many mountains to climb in your mind, and it will take
thousands of hours of positive self-talk to arrive at the top. At
first, you will feel uncomfortable talking about all the things you are
going to do. Nevertheless, that is the only way to reach the top. All
worthwhile achievements begin as a thought.
When you stand on the mountaintop of achievement, your self-talk no
longer feels contrived or artificial. It feels right and has the ring
of truth. You have been climbing Everest in your mind for a long time.
When you actually do it, you are trekking up a familiar path that you
have already walked thousands of times in your mind.