Forget about “Positive Thinking”, better just do something positive

I know a lot of people who talk about positive thinking and positive energy around us. They see this positive approach to life as the only way to be successful. Nonetheless, no of them has become uber rich or successful. Not just yet. In her speech about positive thinking, financial success and happiness, a prominent journalist Barbara Ehrenreich simply describes why this approach doesn’t work. She nailed it! RSA Animate made a great video depicting her words.

As an alternative, people should learn how to be aware of their situation and don’t just believe that positive thinking will get them out of trouble. There is no need to be pessimistic or delusional, you just need to take into consideration all the available options and act accordingly. 

Several weeks ago I watched a documentary called “Crazy, Sexy, Cancer’ made by Kris Carr, an American actress. After discovering that she has a very rare vascular cancer, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) she decided to take control over her health and life.

Despite the pessimistic diagnosis, Carr is determined to find a solution. She started looking for doctors as if she was hiring them to do the job. She changed her eating habits, lifestyles, met a lot of incredible people with similar experiences, fell in love and finally survived the disease.

I recommend this movie to everyone who wishes to transform their life and realize that they can control what’s happening in their lives.