60% That’s all you can stop reading now. Go ahead with your life and try to think positively 60% of the time.
Now, seriously. Recently I have run into theories that claim that the most important path towards happiness and fulfillment is chasing away all the negative thoughts. There are many methods of making you a positive thinker and you can try them all it won’t hurt as long as you know where to stop.
Thinking only about negative events is not favorable for you. You become biased to notice only the shitty part of the universe, don’t do that it is not healthy. Shall I explain why?
What positive thinkers fail to understand that trying to maniacally chase all the negative thoughts away is just as bad as getting overwhelmed with negative thoughts only. The universe sux, you are insignificant part of it and most people are likely to ignore you or cause you pain, very often unintentionally, sadly, intentionally sometimes too.
Take the risks into consideration and hope for the best result, if you can’t achieve it re-evaluate, give up and start again, face the failure and learn your lesson. It is simple as that, I even feel stupid explaining it because it seems so simple yet, people fail to realize it.
Don’t block the red flags and the negative possibilities and don’t let them scare you too much.
Balance is the clue and as soon as you realize it will be so much easier to go on with your everyday tasks. You will never achieve to have the perfect job or the perfect family, just push yourself to do your best and obtain optimal results and if you can’t change something.
And last but not least… save a little amount of backup positivity and try to give a little more value to the positive thinking, just for the sake of perceiving happiness a little better than sadness.