Researchers found that negative emotions and bad thoughts hamper personal growths and lead to many physical ailments. Too much stress, worry, and anxiety can put a strain on the entire system. On the other hand, a positive attitude has been linked very strongly to achieving goals.
Obviously, what goes through your mind is crucial to how you manage the goals in your life. If negative emotions or thoughts lead to ill or health it can also affect the way you feel and deal with the goals that you have set for yourself.
The Effects of Negative Emotions and Thoughts
For the past twenty years or so, scientists have developed a vast body of work that proves that our emotions and thoughts influence our physical bodies and health. Studies have shown that negative thoughts and negative emotional states lead to very real physical effects that may well result in serious long-term illnesses. Some conditions, such as ulcers and some cardiac problems are directly linked to poor emotional states.
In fact, stress, anxiety, nervousness, anger, and brooding can result in a number of very real physical problems, including insomnia, loss of appetite and subsequent loss of weight, shakiness, dry mouth syndrome, heart palpations, heart pains, chest pains, headaches, sore muscles, cramps, stomach upset, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and a host of other ills.
Building Positive Thoughts for Personal Growth
Positive thoughts have been linked very strongly to achieving goals. People with a positive attitude strive more often to achieve their goals. Positive thoughts, especially thoughts such as “I can do this”, are more likely to relax you and give you the personal incentive that you need to reach your goals.
Affirmations have long been considered a very effective way of generating a positive attitude. The idea is to repeat, in a very positive tone of voice and with a high degree of conviction and positive emotion, statements such as “I am working towards my goals every day”. The idea is to use positive statements that are in the present.
Affirmations work even better when visualization is used. If you picture yourself attaining your affirmation, as well as just saying them, you even further convince your mind of the truth of the statement, and so you produce positive thought and action in your life and in the process of setting your goals.
By visualizing them you push your mind to develop solutions to current problems and you allow your mind to develop the idea that such success is possible. This way can also develop the energy for your personal growth since your mind will begin to accept that change is possible.