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Power of Positivity

29 Nov 2017 05:14am IST

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Alcina Dennis

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29 Nov 2017 05:14am IST

Report by
Alcina Dennis

It is said “No poison can kill a positive thinking. No medicine can cure a negative thinker.” So true is this adage.

Education is one of the most important subjects of discussion. It is the stepping stone to success. We have to work hard and have faith and confidence in our abilities, for education is an incredible resource of life. 

To achieve your dream, you must have three tools, desire, dedication and determination. If you have these three tools or 3Ds, you can accomplish anything you have set your mind to. 

In every human being, there is an aspiration to become better. So we must motivate ourselves with positive thoughts, for motivation is defined as the energy or the force that stimulates a person to act towards the fulfilment of one’s desired goals.

Never say that you are bored, for boredom is the state of mind – nothing appeals to us, nothing excites us and nothing interests us – isn’t this a negative mind? This is because you feel that you have nothing worthwhile to do. Do something positive – take up a hobby, call up old friends or relatives, listen to music – it enlivens you.

Constant feelings of boredom can mean two things, (1) you do not know yourself, (2) you don’t know what you like, what you dislike, what make you tick and what irritates you. For if you really knew yourself, you would also know why you are bored and would also know what would get you out of this boredom. Time for introspection – an effort to know yourself.

If you fail in an attempt, one should never give rise to feelings of shame and humiliation, for this loses your peace of mind – A person without peace of mind is unhappy to see others happy – this is negativity. A positive person will be innovative which is one of the most important aspects of human life, for “passion is pre-requisite for innovation”. The efficient way to get rid of negativity is to stop comparing oneself with others. One should find uniqueness in self and look at what one has instead of what one does not have.

We have recently celebrated Deepawali – the festival of lights. “Deep” mean a row of glittering lamps. The oil that is used to light the Diyas represents all the negative human traits that includes hatred, jealousy, greed, lust, anger, etc., and the wick represents our inner self. The Diyas symbolises that we should clear our mind of these negative feelings and enlighten our innerself. 

A professor once asked the students to prepare for a surprise test. He handed a paper to each student face downward. Then he asked them to turn the page. All they saw was a black dot. He asked them to write what they see. All wrote about the black dot and why they felt it was there. No one wrote about the white page. The same happens in our lives. We focus on the dark spots. They are the ones that pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black dots. They are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives. Take your time, enjoy your blessings. Be happy and live life positively – a recipe for happiness. 
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