Positive Mind, Successful Life
It took me a long time to realise the benefits of positive
thinking. I had often heard people mention that if you think
positive, positive things will happen to you, I used to think
they were a bit weird. I now believe they were right and this
article explains why.
Growing up through the difficult teenage years and into my early
twenties, I felt very sorry for myself. I used to think I was
the most unluckiest person in the world. I had a bald patch the
size of a ten pence piece on my head, a speech
impediment(stutter), I was overweight to the point of being fat,
and was short for a male(5ft4).
I believed that I received more mickey taking out of me than
anyone else, and life was certainly a struggle. To meet members
of the opposite sex when you have a lack of confidence and a
speech impediment is not easy. To gain work, order drinks,
socialise in general, these were all difficult for me. Everyone
else seemingly breezed and eased there way through life.
One day I was at work and a colleague of mine who was about
thirty years older than me, commented that I was a very
depressive person. I disagreed with him and was quite shocked, I
believed that most people worried and stressed about things. He
went on by stating that I was always negative about most things
in life, always moaning about this or that and very rarely
smiled. He went on to say that he had used to be like me, always
depressed, moody and stressed until he was given some advice
when he was aged thirty. He then proceeded to give me the same
When you feel down, depressed and sorry for yourself, watch the
news and read the newspapers and you will see that there are
many people worse off than you, and that you are actually one of
the lucky ones.
I thought about this and started to follow what he had said. I
now realise how stupid I had been. To be born and live in the
UK, I am one of the lucky ones.