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Positive thinking can have negative consequences

Posted by Philip Patston on 19 January 2008, 9:13 pm in , , , ,

"There's a huge difference between positive thinking and constructive thinking. You are standing in a market-place and a car parks on your foot. Positive thinking suggests that you make the best of your enforced immobility. You look around and appreciate the architecture. You watch the stallholders and human nature. You inhale and appreciate the smells. You chat to children who gather around. Constructive thinking suggests you make an effort to get the car shifted."
Edward de Bono, in New Thinking for the New Millennium

This story illustrates that thinking positively can actually keep us in negative situations. In order to move on and achieve our potential, we need to think constructively, not positively.

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