There is a huge proliferation of individuals completely and utterly missing the very basic point of this statement.
This was never intended to be an excuse to be delusional.
Thinking positive doesn’t mean you instantly ignore all the facts because you don’t like them.
Thinking positive just means that you come to terms with reality, accept the facts, and resolve to overcome any obstacles that stand in the way.
The average person has now developed a self inflicted prison of illusion that they would rather exist within instead of dealing with reality.
This all sounds fine if you assume that there is no need for ANY productivity AT ALL.
Even essential necessities have been tossed off from reality as many have chosen to just lay the blame and responsibility on “someone else”.
While the option to free oneself from all ties to responsibility sounds fantastic. It just isn’t realistic.
How many non producing people can leach off of producing people before the balance tips and that process implodes.
How long does it take before there are no “producers” left to cater to the needs of the “leaches”.
What happens then?
If there is no one left, willing to work, function, think, and progress. Then how will all the “needs” of the “leaches” be provided for?
Pretending that everything is going to be just fine. Is NOT “Positive Thinking”. It is Delusion.
Knowing that everything will NOT be just fine, preparing for those eventual hurdles, and knowing that you will find a way to overcome them.
THAT is “Positive Thinking”.
So do me a favor. Quit telling me to think positive.
I don’t run away from the truth. I don’t hide from reality. I accept responsibility for myself and the things that I love.
I look forward to the future because I know I can obtain it.
I accept that what lies in store for me and the things that I love are a direct result of my choices, my actions, and my fortitude.
It is that which gives me the ability to achieve the things I wish for in my life.
And there is no more “positive thinking” than that.
Quit being delusional. You are only lying to yourself.
Stop, reflect, and realize. Just maybe, it is YOU that needs to “think positive”.