Think positively! Think good thoughts! Be “The Little Engine That Could” and think you can! We hear people make these types of remarks on a continuing basis. Why? What does thinking positive thoughts have to do with anything? Why is it so important to rid yourself of negative thinking?

Your entire being is affected by your thoughts, which means every single component of your life is a result of your thoughts. However, there are three main segments of your life that are severely affected by negative thoughts – health, finances and relationships.

If you want the best, then you’ll want to rid yourself of negativity. Let’s consider the fact that if you have great health, your financial situation is good and getting better and you have great relationships with your family and friends, this will flow over into the other aspects of your life. Of course, the consequences of negative thinking about these three are poor health, trouble with finances and less than desirable relationships with your family and most likely few friends.


Negative thinking can bring illness into your life. Every year, when flu season comes around, you hear many people say “I know I’ll get the flu. I always get the flu.” And, sure enough, they get the flu. The same is true with colds and other viruses. I’ve asked people who are never or rarely sick how they avoid it, and almost every single one of them said, “I expect to be healthy, so I am.” Seven years ago, I stated – and believe – that I don’t get sick. No flu shots, no flu, barely a sniffle when others are hunkered down under the quilt.

I’ve also heard many elderly say, “My whole family has gotten arthritis, so I knew I would get it, too.” I wonder how many would not have it if they didn’t harbor the negative thoughts that they would suffer from it, too!


The same is true in the wide spectrum of finances. Let’s consider the job search process. Say you want a higher income, so you begin your search for a better-paying job. The negativity begins when you send the resume out and think, “I doubt I’ll get this one, but it’s worth a shot.” Well, let me tell you, it’s not! If you have those negative thoughts, you might as well not even send the resume, because you just wasted the money for the stamp.

However, let’s say you do get the interview. Negative thinking prior to your meeting will sabatoge your attempt for more income. The person interviewing you will sense your less-than-positive beliefs. Do they want to bring someone into the team with that type of self-defeating thought process? No! Thus begins the revolving door of failed interviews and continued mediocre jobs with mediocre pay.


Who wants to be around people who continually express negative thoughts? Right - only others who have negative thoughts! Thus, the domino effect of how this constant infiltration of negativity can affect you and your relationships. People who are positive do not invite negativity into their lives!

It is so simple to change negative thinking to the positive. The consequences if you continue on the track of negativity can severely affect your health, your wealth and your relationships. It’s your choice. Make it the positive!

Author's Bio: 

Cindy Hartman is President of Hartman. Visit to learn the variety of reasons for a personal property inventory. She is also owner of Hartman Inventory Systems, a home inventory turnkey business package. Start and grow your business with professional assistance. Details at