Do you perhaps have the impression that nothing is working in your life and that all the winds are unfavorable? If so, it’s time for you to see things differently.
Several techniques exist to transform negative thoughts into opportunities to move on, in order to change your life condition.
“Everyone has the right to become optimistic. No one is condemned to have dark thoughts all their life.” – Roland Poupon
This is what immediately challenges the conscience of all those people who still live under the yoke of dark ideas.
Do you know that negative thoughts are a brake on the realisation of our dreams? If you are unable to achieve your dreams because you are overwhelmed by dark thoughts, don’t you think that the solution is to change the paradigm in order to have a fulfilling life?
So, what are these techniques? How do they work? Should we suppress negative ideas or use them to start afresh?
This article gives you 4 essential ideas to transform your dark ideas in order to move forward.
Identify your negative ideas to fight them
“He who manages to recognise his negative thoughts can give a new direction to his destiny.” – Antoine Miburo.
The transformation of negative ideas therefore begins with this essential work of identifying all these ideas that do not promote your full development. Dark thoughts can occur in anyone, but when you allow yourself to be dominated by them, it is impossible to move forward in both your professional and personal life. Everything rests on you and you can change the order of things. You will succeed only if you can identify the negative thoughts that are dragging you down.
There are no magic recipes for transforming dark thoughts. There are only behaviors to develop to move towards a happy life, by putting aside everything that does not contribute to your evolution. Have you ever wondered why things aren’t working out for you? What are your real blockages?
In general we are the precursors of our own obstacles, in particular by our thoughts. For example, if you tell yourself in your heart that the neighbor’s house costs a fortune and that your family cannot have it, you will never have it. These small negative ideas are not likely to promote our full development. Worse, they create an environment conducive to other similar ideas that eventually settle into our daily lives.
To identify your dark thoughts, you can try this simple and fairly classic exercise. Take a piece of paper and a pen and then work on listing all the things that seem impossible to achieve. All these things that you will have noted as being beyond your intellectual or financial capacities, etc… are black ideas that you must absolutely eradicate. But how to achieve it?
Above all, know that if you are wondering how to get rid of it, it is because you have just done the most important job, which is to identify and recognise all your negative ideas.
Always see things from a better angle
Whatever the situation you are going through, your perception of it can prevent you from moving forward in your life or, conversely, serve as motivation to move forward. So, you define how you want to see everything that happens to you: either as a challenge to take up and move forward with, or as an insurmountable obstacle. If you keep telling yourself that you can’t, obviously ,.you never can. It is psychological and you will benefit from becoming aware of it now, if this is not yet the case.
The only way to give yourself wings is to see things from a better angle. In all circumstances, start by replacing thoughts like “it’s stronger than me” with more exciting ideas like “I can do it”, “this is an opportunity to learn new things”. This is possible if you begin to see opportunities in every situation instead of obstacles. So, try to take life on the bright side now by following these techniques that many ignore. Then, you will overcome your negative ideas and take giant steps forward.
“Action is the negation of all possibilities minus one.” – Edouard Herriot
So, take action by telling yourself that you can. Take the time to observe the situation carefully. There is always a point by which you can start. Your dark thoughts are limits that you unconsciously set for yourself. If you oppose them with positive ideas, you will give the best of yourself without even realising it. If, at this point, you are wondering how all this is possible when you have heaps of challenges to overcome on all fronts, every day of your life, it is probably because you do not yet have a clear idea of what that you want to accomplish. From the moment you realise that to move forward you have to take things on the bright side, you will need benchmarks to move forward in your life. These benchmarks provide a compass and clear objectives. These are the tools that will serve as weapons against the dark thoughts that keep us in the abyss.
“Society does not live on negative ideas, but on positive ideas.” – Count Saint-Simon
Know how to manage your emotions to better channel your ideas
Our negative ideas usually arise from our unpleasant emotions. You have certainly faced times when you wanted to give up everything following strong emotions that you have had in the face of certain situations.
Saying that you are giving up instead of deciding to start again is already proof that you have let yourself be dominated by your dark thoughts. Why do you think that this thing seems impossible to you? It is essential not to allow our emotions to make us make bad decisions or give us a bad image of ourselves. Under the effect of emotions, especially unpleasant ones, we tend to feed our minds with negative ideas.
Take, for example, if you abandon an important project just because you encountered administrative difficulties that made you angry. You will never know how much you could have gained both in terms of skills and money. You may have just lost an opportunity that could change the course of your life and that of your family just because you did not know how to put yourself above your emotions. If you dream of creating a tailor-made life, now is the time to get started.
Don’t let your emotions overwhelm you so much that you lose interest in life. It is common to see people sink into despair just because they feel they can no longer succeed in life. The truth is, even when you think you’ve tried everything with no real results, there’s always one last possibility that can change everything and put you back on the path to happiness. For example, rely on the powers of gratitude to live happily in all circumstances.
Be careful that your emotions, especially the less pleasant ones, do not lead you into the background, because they will give rise to dark thoughts in your head. Emotions make the man, but they should not take control of his life. Learn to dominate your emotions to channel the ideas that come to you in any situation. This is an important condition towards your personal fulfillment.
Letting go: this is essential for a positive revolution
“An optimistic person doesn’t refuse to see the negative side of things, they refuse to dwell on them.” –Alexander Lockhart
To transform your dark thoughts that have chained you so far, you need to gain height in the face of all the events you are experiencing, but you do not need to dwell on an unfortunate fact or an unpleasant situation.
If you do, you run the risk of sinking even deeper; the longer you dwell on something that you cannot digest, the more dark thoughts arise and the more difficult it is for you to get up.
The result?: you walk towards perdition instead of advancing.
Efanam Koda warns that “Negative thinking always leads to disorder and destruction”. It is therefore up to you to make the judicious choice between “evolution” and “destruction”. You are one of those who wish to transform dark ideas in order to have a better life; your choice seems obvious.
This evolution that you are looking for cannot be possible if you do not let go and bounce back after moments of tumult. As strong as we are, we all have a second voice that constantly whispers dark thoughts in our ears. Negative ideas like “you can’t”, “you will never be able to do it”, and this is most often when we find ourselves in difficult situations.
In these circumstances, the ideal is to let go and keep moving forward. Our emotions, when they are unpleasant, can constitute obstacles on the path of consecration.
If you are used to brooding and not letting go of the unpleasant situations you find yourself in, the solution is to try not to listen this inner voice that slows you down and pushes you to abandon.
To summarise, then:
“Negative thought torments the body of whoever develops it, while a positive one cleanses the mind”. – Me Antoine Miburo.
Instead of tormenting your body, choose instead to cleanse your mind to live the good life you seek. Savor the good things that happen to you and, above all, don’t dwell on the ‘less good’ ones. Dark thoughts prevent you from moving forward. Your strength lies in your ability to defeat them. To achieve this, take inspiration from these keys to success even when everything seems to be going wrong, and start now by always being positive whatever the situation you are going through. It is the attitude that leads to a happy life.