Hope, Attitude and Reality: Finding Strength in Difficult Circumstances

Positive thinking or a positive attitude may not bring about a cure, recovery or solution, but neither will negative thinking or a negative attitude. It will however improve your current state of being.

Three thoughts

1: Always hope, never lose hope, while there is breath in you there is hope.

2: Choose your own attitude.

“The last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” Viktor E. Frankl

3: Accept the reality of your situation, act appropriately and always hold on to faith, even in difficult circumstances. Remember the Stockdale Paradox

“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale

Positive thinking based in reality is positive action.

Paul S Allen

Please also read “Which is best? Positive Thinking or Positive Action?” by Claire Boyles on her site Life Matters 

Autumn Leaves by Paul S Allen

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About Paul S Allen

Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin); Singer Song Writer; Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Leadership; Strategy; Vision;

Posted on 15/10/2011, in Faith and Personal Development, Health, ME/CFS, Think and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. swearsalot

    Ha.
    read this one straight after my reply to your negativity one Paul.

    I always live in hope that I can change and be a better person than I was yesterday.
    hard thing to do sometimes though….hang onto hope I mean.

    When you feel lost and confused and can see no way out of the situation you put yourself in, hope fades and desperation sets in. You question everything….and everyone…..and turn most of what you see to shit.

    Sounds bad hey….but it is what it is.

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