You’ve heard it said before, “Think Positive, and You Will Succeed!” Is it really that simple? Well, there is a little more to it than that, but Positive Thinking is certainly a great starting point.
Whether you realize it or not, your thoughts have a big impact on your life and especially your business. Learning to monitor and change your thoughts is a big task, but it is essential to making your dreams a reality. The way your mind works has a direct effect on the way your business and life develop.

How exactly does your thinking affect your life? Scientists are just beginning to figure out the intricate relationship between your mind and the results you get. There is a lot of evidence that proves that your results are directly determined by your thinking.

But monitoring your thoughts day in and day out can get overwhelming. It does not come naturally to people to censor their thoughts. If you have ever tried to do this, you know how difficult it can be to go through your day and evaluate what you are thinking about every moment.

Fortunately, there is a short cut to monitoring your thoughts. Your positive thoughts create positive results, but there’s a step between your thoughts and your results. That step is your feelings. Your thoughts create feelings, and your feelings create the actions that you take. Ultimately, your actions determine your results.

You can instantly know what your thoughts are by monitoring your feelings. The way you feel is related to what you are thinking about. If you are feeling bad, you are thinking of things that are taking you away from your main purpose. If you are feeling good, you are thinking things that are fostering your purpose.

Once you decide your purpose or your goal, your thoughts will either move you closer to your goal or away from it. You can tell what you are thinking, based on how you feel. If you feel discouraged, depressed or otherwise down, you know that your thoughts are not aligned with, or supporting your goals.

The easiest way to make sure you are thinking positively is to monitor your feelings. If you feel bad, steer your thoughts into a positive direction. Sometimes this is easier said than done. In times like that, read something uplifting — a success story or some motivational quotes — to help you turn your thoughts positive.

There may be some effort required to keep you on track. Remember, every time you overcome a negative experience, your confidence grows, and you will feel better. The better you feel, the more supportive your thoughts are and the closer you are to making your dreams a reality.