The Benefits of Positive Thinking

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Nov 7, 2018 4:14:10 PM
Positive thinking is  about choice and the desire to feel good through your life. All thinking and decisions are choice. We have the power of choosing how to perceive a situation and from the perception, we then decide how to act. 
 
When an event occurs, we immediately ask ourselves the question, “What does this mean?” Our thinking is layered by our overarching bias towards or against something. So for example, a stranger can give you flowers and your personal story begins to dictate how you will think. You may think, “That’s weird , what does he want from me? Or you may think, “That was very kind of him.” 
 
The question you ask brings about a feeling. The “that’s weird” thought brings about a feeling of fear stemming from distrust, whereas the “kind” comment brings a more pleasant feeling reinforcing a belief in the kindness of strangers. Neither one of thee thoughts are wrong or right, but they do lead to a certain feeling you’ll have as an outcome, which begs the question, ‘How do you want to feel as you go through your day?’
 
The power of positive thinking and choosing to look at what’s good about a situation allows for a person to have more positive feelings throughout the day.  Grant it you can have a positive feeling of “that was nice” and the person really did want something from you, however the person who is thinking more positively is not as effected emotionally by the stranger’s “ask” as the person who was more distrustful. Think about it this way, the person starting with a negative perspective is then adding another negative to their belief (I don’t trust him and he wants something). The positive thinker is starting from a positive and adding a negative which bring the person back to zero, or the place they started from which is positivity. In the end, the positive thinker is not as effected and therefore remains with a positive feeling.
 
If you goal is to to feel good, choosing to see what could be good about each event allows you to feel better about your life, which will in turn give you the power to act with kindness, which more often than not will be reciprocated adding to your feelings of positivity. 
 
In the end, life is a choice. If you want to feel good, choosing to see the good in situation will allow for positive feelings.

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Topics: Positivity, Mindfulness, Life Coaching

Reasons are Your Sledgehammer

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Sep 12, 2018 4:33:19 PM

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In my last post I told you the difference between those who do, and those who don’t. 

Now let me make it clear what motivation really is. 

Motivation is a reason or reasons that are more important than a moment. In other words, are you going to make a million dollars because you want your kids to have a certain kind of life? Are you going to write that book because it is your gift to the world? Are you going to get that part in a movie just so you can tell everyone you know, “HA! I told you!”

Take 5 minutes today for your dreams.

Write down what you want and list as many compelling reasons as you can about why you must have this (whatever “this” is) in your life. Tape your reason to your walls in every room and commit them to memory. Every time you don’t “feel” like taking action, go back to your motivation and take that next step.

Remember, who ever you look up to in life, living or dead, did the exact same thing. Perhaps they didn’t tape it to their wall, but I can assure you those reasons were on their mind every single day.

Topics: Personal Coach, Life Coaching, Positivity

Life is a Dance Between Push and Pull

Posted by Gregg Korrol on Sep 5, 2018 7:17:32 PM

We all have hopes, dreams and desires. The difference is some people actually bring their dreams to fruition, while the majority talks about them in late night conversation.

So what’s the difference between these two groups of people and how do the “doers” get it done?

Life pushes us around, and you have to learn to push back. It’s not other people, so much as energy that challenges you to make a decision. In other words, when you are tired, or feel worn, not in the mood, etc, we tend to use the phrase “I’ll do it tomorrow.”  You are pushed by various forces and then cave in to the easy path.

iStock-1029428324What separates the others is that they don’t cave in. It’s not that they aren’t tired and worn, it’s that they tell their mind, thanks for the feedback, and tell their body to take action.

You are gifted with a chance to do this everyday. This is what the law of attraction is about, this is what mindset is about, etc. It’s about doing it, whatever it is, regardless of how you feel.

So the next time you have that moment, “I want ice cream, but I said I was going to start my diet”, “I want to go to the gym, but I am tired right now” or “I am going to start writing that book I keep talking about, but I’m not inspired at the moment,” etc. This is when you MUST take a step, even if it’s a small one. All motivation is, is simply telling your mind to back the F*** off, just long enough for you to begin.

Stay tuned for the next post which will give you leverage to push back….

 

 

 

Topics: Personal Coach, Life Coaching, Positivity

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