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Negative Thoughts are a Myth

This single trick can help you take some of your most critical thoughts and use them to grow faster, better, and stronger. All it takes is a little mental reframing. So, what is this cool thing? It’s that positive and negative thoughts are a myth.

Every single thought has a purpose. It has something it can teach us, show us, or help us heal.

We can have feel-good thoughts or thoughts that hurt, but this doesn’t mean any thought is more or less meaningful.

So, let me ask you a question. When you think “oh that was a negative thought!” do you want to pay attention to the thought? Or do you want to just get rid of it, hoping to never think it again?

My bet is on the latter.

When we label a thought as being negative, we instantly want to dismiss it. This can cause us to overlook the really important messages and insights it’s trying to tell us. When we ignore any thought, including negative thoughts, we’re missing out on these insights.

And, like all insights, they can help us grow, evolve, and feel better about ourselves.

When we view negative thoughts as just misguided helpers, we can hear the important messages they hold.

This episode isn’t just about why negative thoughts are a myth. I’ll also dive into how to reflect on these thoughts in a way that will help you add a powerful new tool to your personal development toolbox. I’m elated to bring you this technique. It’s one of my faves.

As you watch this episode, keep these questions in mind:

What would my life be like if I no longer felt my thoughts were negative? How can these so-called negative thoughts actually help me?

Once you’ve taken a moment to watch this, I want to give you a friendly little self improvement challenge. Ponder these questions for a moment, then leave your comment below!

Pick out one “negative” thought. What messages does it really have for you? What is it trying to help you with?

This whole concept is really an exercise in translation. It’s all about hearing the little helper behind every thought, even the ones that sting. It’s a pact I totally believe you and your mind can work out, and I can’t wait to see just how well it works when you leave a comment.

Lastly, if you know a friend who’s very critical of their own negative thoughts, send them a link to this episode. They (and their negative thoughts) will thank you!

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  1. Peter Tubene

    I dont have an illness that I know of.But sometimes ”misguided helpers”come and go and there’s some of those thoughts that drive me out of my procrastination during the week.

    • Arien Smith

      Definitely. These misguided helpers are something we all experience, mental illness or not. I do hope this episode benefitted you and all your thoughts!


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June 28, 2017