This “Positive Thinking Fad” which really hit it’s peak in the 1990’s (but is still hanging around today) – is not just driving me nuts, has also really hurt some of my clients and the people I work with.
If you aren’t familiar with “Positive Thinking” – taken in it’s extreme form it’s basically “Snuffing” out “Negative Thoughts” with tons of “Positive Thoughts”. As you can probably figure out, Negative Thoughts can often exist for very good reasons, so this can get you into trouble.
One con is where I have seen “Positive Thinkers” who feel bad, because they are doing something they shouldn’t be doing (i.e. not working hard enough, over-eating, smoking, addictions etc) snuff out their Negative Thoughts. Those Negative Thoughts are actually very important! If you are over-eating your way to an early diabetes ridden death, then you should feel bad!
This type of delusional behaviour combined with the “Fad” of:
– Oh No! I have a “Negative Thought”!
– It’s bad, quick say something positive!
This can be extremely dangerous in that we can “Judge” ourselves badly for having a “Negative Thought”. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we should go around the place and be negative – we need an intelligent balance of both! So why do the extremist “Positive Thinkers” generally have an agenda?
Here are some theories:
– Come to our seminar to get involved in our “Positive Thinking Cult” where we help lighten your wallet / purse.
– Don’t “Be Negative” just buy our expensive product and give us a go.
– If you want to be “Positive Like Me” (Douche Bag Hypster on Stage) then buy my products.
Just remember it’s a jungle out there! Don’t judge yourself for having “Negative Thoughts” – more often that not, it’s your sub-conscious mind prompting you to fix something up!