In the midst of a global financial crisis, it’s not easy to remain upbeat. But doing so is vitally important, and can even change your reality, at least according to John Kehoe, author of Mind Power. The author and international speaker bases his theory on the idea that what you think influences your reality and that you can create a new life with new thoughts. He points out how damaging negative thoughts can be – something that’s particularly relevant to entrepreneurs in the current crisis.
“Focusing on hopelessness creates a negative image and fuels it,” he says. And althoughhe acknowledges that you can’t eliminate negative thoughts entirely, he offersthe following advice on how to put them into perspective:
- Be aware so that you can recognise negative thoughts for what they are
- Replace negative thoughts with positive ones – if you are worrying about what you’ve done wrong, rather focus on what you can do right
- Affirm positive and self-supporting things to yourself
- Balance seriousness with humour and fun
- Remember that negative thoughts only have the power over you that you give them