In just the 1 – 2 years, I have seen so many people start “Awesome Businesses” only to disappear from the face of the Earth 2 – 3 months after meeting them.
After surviving the first year in my business and having the actual “Combat Scars” and “Battle Experience”, many of the things I learnt about Positive Thinking from Seminars and books was simply not true.
What I also found interesting was that the people that either have massive business or succeeded, totally laughed and had no respect in Positive Thinking at all. You hand them a book on “Positive Thinking” they would sneer at you!
On a much sadder note, I found that many of the people that didn’t make it – loved their Positive Thinking. They religiously clung to their “Positive Thinking” books and didn’t deal with any of the real issues they were facing.
This practical experience taught me the short-comings of extreme Positive Thinking. It advocates not dealing with reality and just imagining how you “Want Things”.
Wanting to look like Indian guy off Twilight generates completely different results than working out in the Gym 4 hours per day for 6 months.
Quite an interesting experience! This proved Positive Thinking is certainly quite lame and “Positive Realism” is the answer. Wish I learnt this one 20 years ago!