I was one of the few people who fell prey to self-help books telling you that positive thinking will enable you to achieve all that you have ever wanted. That your life will change magically without any effort except for changing the way you think. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?
Well, I found the thought quite appealing.
Unfortunately, the trick didn’t work its magic on me. I imagined myself being successful and handling any difficult situation with confidence. I ended up with being even more frustrated, because I tried really hard to see everything that happened in a positive way, even if there was nothing positive about it. In the absence of the desired results, I started doubting myself and my ability to become a happy person ever.
Fortunately, I quickly realized that there was nothing wrong with me. You still can be able to succeed and live a fulfilled life, although you cannot change your personality from being a pessimist to being a true optimist entirely. Continue reading