It is said that a serious person finds a way, while an idler finds an excuse. He may get favour of luck, and help may come from unexpected quarters. Each person has to face difficult situation in his life.
The difference between these two is that of attitude of being hopeful or being without hope. On the other hand, person who loses hope can never make a whole – hearted effort. If one becomes fearful and apprehensive about the results, feelings of frustration, depression and disappointment will enter his mind and hinder his normal faculties of working. In the present age of tough completion nothing is given by the world on a platter.
Kind Bruce of Scotland could not free his land despite many efforts. He made a concerted attempt and was able to free his land.
Columbus had no money or fleet of ships to make a voyage across the globe. He made his historic voyage and discovered America.
Positive thinking is the belief that good things will happen and that one’s efforts will be crowned with success.
It is something diametrically opposed to negative thinking which is being fearful, apprehensive and unsure of success in efforts positive thinking is based on optimism, hope and belief that hard work is never wasted. Psychologists believe that nothing gears up people to make whole hearted efforts to perform some task as positive thinking.
For some students getting 60 per cent marks is success, for other it may not be sufficient.
In a competitive examination success means getting selected, whatever the percentage of marks.
Positive thinking helps a person find a way in a difficult task or a tough situation.
He starts feeling that something can be done to overcome the difficulties that are looming large at that moment.