Most people think that just by repeating some affirmations or telling themselves how they want things to be that they are being positive thinkers. Well, that may be true to an extent. But then they wonder why they aren't getting the results they want.

Now this can get really complicated very quickly since there are so many variables to consider when trying to pinpoint why exactly positive thinking hasn't done much for you. Here's the catch - positive thinking isn't doing squat unless you have some seriously amped up positive emotion behind it.

When you ask yourself, "How can I think positive?" you really need to ask yourself, "How can I FEEL great?"

Not just good, but GREAT!

That may not even be a strong enough word. Not mellow, not relaxed, not happy. I'm talking about pumped up, full of energy, giving yourself goosebumps, ready-to-take-on-the-world great.

When you give your subconscious mind affirmations to go to work on, they should make you feel like you are floating. Have you ever experienced that? If not then you haven't gotten yourself juiced up enough.

Think different thoughts. They don't have to be bigger thoughts - bigger house, nicer car, more money etc. Just different.

Find a thought that makes you feel pretty good. Then a little better. And a little better still. And so on. Your subconscious mind will take over soon enough and will start coming up with thoughts you may have never thought before.

If your eyes are closed and you allow yourself to lose yourself in those thoughts, and by lose I mean allow yourself to fully experience those thoughts as reality, you might feel something kind of pulling you upward towards the sky. Or, you may feel at one with everything. Your consciousness in no longer bound by your skin. It is limitless. Find that and you'll be much closer to getting what you want.

Our bodies are incredible. I mean truly INCREDIBLE. Think about that word for a minute. Incredible, extraordinary, too improbable to believe. We are blessed with amazing physical components that actually emit measurable energy fields.

And its the energy that makes all the magic happen.

After all everything in the entire universe can be reduced to pure energy. And you and I have the power, through our thoughts, to manipulate our energetic field, which reacts with everything else in the universe! And that's where positive thinking really comes in. We can control our emotions by directing and creating our thoughts. And our emotions (energy, vibrations) compel us to act. AND they resonate with other energy, vibrations, and frequencies drawing those physical things or experiences into our reality.

You are the only one who can think the thoughts you like, and feel the emotions that feel good, and take the action that you know you need to take.

YOU are in complete control of yourself and your life. Bad stuff happens and good stuff happens. Now you know how it happens. Go take a few minutes to do some positive thinking, or visualizing, or imagining (they ARE all different by the way), and make sure that when you stop you are feeling GREAT!

Author's Bio: 

Dave Grosse is the creator and owner of where he provides a complimentary copy of his ebook, "How To Think Positive"

He is committed to learning and applying the most effective personal growth tools and educating others on how they can better their lives.