We all have a choice either to be positive or negative. Being positive makes us happy and, contrary to that, being negative impacts us in a harmful way. So, let us look at how a positive mindset helps us become successful. And how does positivity precisely work?

Some time or the other, we all have experienced the impact of positivity as well as negativity in our life. While positivity brings happiness, negativity brings unhappiness.
Sometimes, when we get drawn to negativity, doubts, fear and suspicion cloud our mind. For example, Will I be successful in what I am doing? What if I make a terrible mistake? I cannot do it.

There may be periods where we are unable to look past minor doubts, and consequently, end up taking stress over small things. On the other hand, we also experience that many times we can do seemingly impossible tasks just because we believe we can, because we are filled with great confidence. In such situations, there is a voice in our head that is constantly telling us, ‘I will achieve my goal.’
Why is positivity so powerful?

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan explains that the law of karma states that we get what we ask for.
We reap what we sow. When we sow hope and faith, we think positive. When we think positively, positive evidences come together and positive results i.e. success comes forth. Similarly, when we sow negativity, fear, doubt, uncertainty and suspicion arise and we get results accordingly i.e. failures.

That is why, we should always remain positive, hoping for the best, and believing with extreme faith that even if circumstances are not favourable right now, they will change and we will see a better tomorrow. We should hold on to this belief, no matter what! And should always engage in positive discussions and not negative, make positive analysis of situations and not negative, and side with our positive thoughts, not negative.

A positive mindset means thinking straight, with a focused mindset related to any matter. Straightforward thinking conserves our energy in a big way, for it does not get wasted in futile thinking unnecessarily. Moreover, it generates positive energy. This brings happiness and motivates us to do well in whatever we do. Furthermore, a negative situation too can be turned into a positive with an open and straightforward mind. This in turn instils even more positive energy within us and thereby places us to see life with a positive can-do mindset and attitude.

On the other hand, negative energy does great harm as it drags us down and lowers our self-esteem. It keeps us unhappy in every situation and pushes us into a deep space of self-invited miseries and sufferings. This worsens the given situation even more and leads us into such a negative, downward spiral that things could eventually go completely out of control.

Boost the ‘Power of Positivity’
Just like gold becomes pure when put into a furnace and diamonds are formed when placed under intense heat and pressure, similarly, we too become pure and precious when exposed to trying situations in life, provided we maintain a positive outlook without allowing even a hint of negativity.

This can be fulfilled when we have realised our Self, the real Self! We are in fact a pure Soul, but since we do not know that, we think our body and our name to be our real Self.

Only when an Enlightened One (Gnani), gives us the real vision of our Self and brings us into its awareness, does the illusion of, “I am this body and I am this name” get removed, and we attain the right understanding of, “I am really only a pure Soul.”

Thus, to increase our positive mindset and energy, reach out for Gnani, the Enlightened One, who effortlessly takes away all the negative from us by introducing us to our real Self, the ultimate positive Self that reigns forever!

To know more: https://www.dadabhagwan.org/path-to-happiness/self-help/positive-thinking/

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.