What he thinks, he becomes."
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better
than negative thinking will."
Zig Ziglar - Personal development guru
These are two powerful quotes. Combined, they tell us that if we
think positively, we're likely to enjoy positive results. Negative
thinking, on the other hand, can lead to outcomes we don't want.
Positive and negative thoughts can become self-fulfilling prophecies: What we expect can often come true.
If you start off thinking you will mess up a task, the chances are
that you will: You may not try hard enough to succeed, you won't attract
support from other people, and you may not perceive any results as good
Positive thinking, on the other hand, is often associated with
positive actions and outcomes. You're drawn to, and you focus on, the
positive aspects of a situation. You have hope and faith in yourself and
others, and you work and invest hard to prove that your optimism is
warranted. You'll enthuse others, and they may well "pitch in" to help
you. This makes constructive outcomes all the more likely.
When it comes down to it, positive, optimistic people are happier and
healthier, and enjoy more success than those who think negatively. The
key difference between them is how they think about and interpret the
events in their life.
So, how do you think about your successes and failures? Do you have a predictable thinking pattern? Find out below.
Are You a Positive or Negative Thinker?
Take this short quiz to determine what kind of thinker you are. Click the 'Calculate my total' button at the foot of the quiz to get your scores.
each statement, click the button in the column that best describes you.
Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think
you should be), and don't worry if some questions seem to score in the
'wrong direction'. When you are finished, please click the 'Calculate My
Total' button at the bottom of the test.