The Limits of Positive Thinking

An industry of not inconsiderable size has grown around the exhortation in its various guises of the need to be positive: positive thinking, positive outlook, positive action. I could go on. It’s a simple basic idea which seems intuitively attractive: if you start on any course of action with a positive outlook then you are already ahead when compared to the alternative. However, it’s all too easy and too common that a basic requirement if you are to with this positive outlook and meaningful aspirations is omitted. This is the need to plan. By planning you discover what advantages you … Continue reading