Breaking the Habit: Combating Addiction to Negative Thoughts

Found yourself focusing on that half-empty glass?

From something-bad-is-going-happen to doubting every happy situation, your gut wrenches at the thought of something finally going right.

Received positive feedback for a job well done? Well, tomorrow you’ll be scolded for messing up another project.

The weather looks great today. Don’t worry, it’ll start raining soon.

There’s a new employee. They’ll soon become the boss’s favorite.

It can be difficult breaking free from negativity, but with effort, time and patience, it’s possible.

Here are a few things you can do to break the habit:

Find the Root of the Problem

What makes you think the way you do? Is it a recent bad experience or childhood trauma? Are you surrounded by negative people that influence you? It’s time to get to the bottom of the problem and identify its roots.

Challenge Your Way of Thinking

Is that really how the story ends? Are those the results you want? Is there another solution to the problem?

Challenge your thoughts. Don’t limit your thinking to something specific. Don’t fall into the black-and-white trap.

Successful people think of different solutions and question the problem in a hundred different ways. That’s how they reach a conclusion and confirm the answer.

Trust People

Trusting someone is one of the most difficult challenges you will face. Sometimes, people will do the opposite of what you expect them to. However, remember that not everyone is the same.

In a world of 7 billion people, you will be able to find people who are loyal and committed. It’s also important to strive to be a trustworthy person. When your colleagues perceive you as reliable, they will be inspired to improve themselves.

Watch Keynote Speeches

Keynote speeches are a wonderful way to gain insight into the type of changes you can implement in your life. When you watch an inspirational speech that you can relate to, you automatically become motivated to do and achieve more.

Steve Rizzo is a Hall of Fame speaker and former headline comedian who helps his audiences gain insight into the corporate world and the strategies they can implement to succeed. Take a peek at what his inspirational keynote speeches address to get a taste of his brilliance!

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