Positive Thinking Doesn’t Always Work, But Negative Thinking Does: The Power Of Truth Statements

Jurate Gulbinas   |   3 Feb 2017   |   2 min read

Most people realize that things are not always going to go their way, but what they don’t realize is being negative is good too. These are what you can call truth statements, something that can be negative, but may need to be realized. It can help you see mistakes, but also fix them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Continually focusing on the negative actually creates more negative. That’s expectancy theory. Expectancy theory states that whatever you focus on expands.
  • The great thing about expectancy theory is that it works every bit as well with the positive as it does with the negative.
  • A truth statement is a statement that contains as much or more truth than the re-occurring negative statement, but rather emphasizes strength or something positive.

“Continually focusing on the negative actually creates more negative.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonselk/2017/01/27/positive-thinking-doesnt-always-work-but-negative-thinking-does-the-power-of-truth-statements/

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