It's always easier to see the what can't be done or the obstacles in the way to accomplishing our goals.
"The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former."— Alfred Armand
I don't know about you but "oblivion" has always been something to avoid! So it is probably wise to figure out how to move toward the positive.
Experts say it's worthwhile—and possible—to learn how to think more positively though....researchers have found:
•People who were pessimistic had a nearly 20 percent higher risk of dying over a 30-year period than those who were optimistic
•People who obsessively repeated negative thoughts and behaviors were able to change their unhealthy patterns by thinking positively—and their brain activity actually changed and their actual health improved
There is a great guideline given to us to live by for this in Philippians 4:8 (NIV)....and hey if the researchers are correct....we will live longer by following this advice:
Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things