Thinking about the Positive Side

Rahama Obadak
Marketing & Comms, Flexisaf
if you can see a positive side to everything, you'll be able to live a much richer life than others

Too many times, a lot of us are limited by our fear of if something goes wrong. We are paralyzed by the thought of our next project going wrong, not getting a better job if we resign at our current job, or not being able to get the partner of our dreams if we do not stay with the person we currently are with.

Well, all these thoughts could happen. But wait, its opposite could also happen. We can indeed get the next project right, we can get a better job, and we can indeed get the partner of our dreams. Imagine how the world would be if we did begin to think more of the positive side.

I do not say that we all have to start doing things without properly considering the negative effect. But many a times, we are limited by the fear of the wrong. And this has even translated in causing more issues than we can realize. For example, people seem to want to be corrupt for fear that they may not have the same opportunity tomorrow. What if we all thought that the opportunity would be available tomorrow?

A lot of people do not want to get married because we are too focused on the negative things that could happen. Financial issues, health issues and many more. But have you ever considered the positive things that could also happen. Think of the type of love you would have to share, having someone who would care for you as much as they care for themselves.

It matters that we are not only limited by our negative thoughts. Another example is giving birth to children. Many people want to have few kids so that can they have enough resources to care for them, but have you ever thought of having many kids and still having the resources to care for them? Have you ever thought of having a large successful family? Why are we only limited to a small successful family?

I believe it is time we did some soul searching and begin to limit the effects of negative thoughts in our minds. Rather than thinking of the negative things that could happen, think of all the positive things that could happen anyways. None is sure. But why do we empower one over the other.

It makes more sense that we have positive thoughts and positive outlook to life. Because our thoughts are indeed what becomes our actions and our actions create our life.