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Doubt Or Belief

Each and every day our words or actions will show people who we truly are. You try to be a good person and you try to do the right thing in all that you do. But there will people who doubt your sincerity. These will be people like the Biblical character Thomas. To quote Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, "Thomas is a pessimist. There are those who see a glass half full, but Thomas sees a half empty glass." Thomas is of course the person from which we get the term "Doubting Thomas."

Are you a doubter?

When someone reveals a goal or vision for their life, are you the type of person that goes directly to the negative. Someone has just told you of an exciting change or possibility in their life, and all you can do is find what is wrong with it. That makes you a doubter of them and more importantly, of yourself.

It is easy to question everything in life; to be skeptical of things presented to us. But a healthy dose of skepticism should not stand in the way of encouragement and belief. If Columbus didn't have a belief in a new route to Asia, he never would have found the new world. Become a believer and leave being a doubter behind.

Are you half full?

To become a believer, you have to put away the negative. There are those people that simply can not fathom having a positive outlook on life. They fail to see the possibilities that a change in attitude can produce better outcomes in their life. These are the people that see a glass half empty, that life can only be partially good.

There are other people that will see a glass half full. They will see a glass that has the possibility of so much more. They are the same people that will fill that glass to the brim until it overflows. Every new goal or vision is filled with "it can happen" in every view they take on life. Anything that gets in the way will only be a temporary impediment to their destination.

Yes you can.

Every day I try to encourage at least one person. I try to let them know that what they are doing will succeed. Every day I work to change my own way of thinking. I try to first find the positive in what someone wants to do or even in what I want to do in life. Taking the negative thinking out of first impressions will open you to greater possibility.

You can try to achieve with a negative attitude, but then how will you succeed when you have destined yourself to fail from the start. By taking the "yes you can" approach, you place yourself a few steps closer to success. Begin your journey with the excitement of possibility and the momentum will carry you quite far. Along the way you might battle the negative thoughts, the negative people and other forms of negativity. But you have already overcome the greatest obstacle of all which is starting out on the journey.

Stay inspired my friends, believe in yourself, and grab hold of your best life.


Street Talk

I agree with you about the importance of thinking positive. We can always find ways to improve ourselves. Also, if we encourage other people, we can help ourselves to think positive as a result of brightening another person's day.

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  about 7 years ago

All things I needed to read today. Thanks Joseph

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  about 7 years ago

Your goal is achieved today! Loved your article and the wonderful reminder to look on the bright side of life... not just our own but other's too. I too love encouraging others Joseph. Your articles are always helpful.

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  about 7 years ago

Good article and thoughts Joseph

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  about 7 years ago

This article Joseph will change the lives of a few people today, I am positive about that. I like to only see positives and normally succeed, obviously we all have a bad day now and then but I am mostly on the positive side and can see only success. Great article.

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  about 7 years ago
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