Fighting Negativity – Part 3

by Patrick Liew on November 20, 2019

Fighting Negativity – Part 3

I have developed what I called the four-step “T.R.A.P.” process to help you remove negativity from your life.

Step 1. T – Thoughts

As they say, prevention is better than cure.

The best way to stop negative thoughts is to prevent them from getting into your mind – right at the beginning.

Remember, negativity can grow in intensity and strength.

Therefore, think of different ways to stop poison of negativity, including unhealthy worry, fear and anxiety from seeping into your mind.

Don’t allow anything negative to have the slightest chance to get into your being.

Explore root causes for negative thoughts and various options to resolve and remove them.

Confront every negative thought.

Make a commitment that you’ll never let a negative thought grow to become a major challenge in life.

Never entertain a negative thought and allow it to be entrenched in your being.

2. R – Results

Negativity cannot control and affect you permanently.

It is not perpetual or universal, and neither is it terminal.

At any point in time, you can stop the downtrend spiral of negativity.

You can also reverse its impact in your life.

To do that, you need to face up to the truth.

Realise how negativity can potentially destroy you.

Reflect on how negativity can also affect your loved ones, career, and environment.

Imagine the possible pain and sorrow in the future if you allow negativity to take control of your life.

Then ask yourself, is that what you want to go through in life?

3. A – Argument

A good way to develop a positive mental habit is not to run away from a negative thought or pretend it does not exist.

Reason with yourself on how negativity can potentially destroy yourself.

Challenge lies, half-truths, and distorted information about consequences of entertaining a negative thought.

For example, stop thinking, “Why is life so unfair to me because I don’t have enough money?”

Instead, ask yourself, “Life is good. How can I earn more money?”

Affirm to yourself that entertaining negative thoughts and feelings is foolish, damaging, and destructive.

Debate with yourself and turn every negative thought into a positive thought.

Turn every negative thought into a proactive action to make something good out of even a bad situation.

Reflect on how you can transform emotional pain into an overall gain for life.

Instead of allowing negativity to become destructive, turn it into a constructive experience.

Respond proactively and develop solutions to overcome negativity.

Challenge negative ways of thinking.

Ask yourself, “What is the truth about the subject that I am thinking about?

“How did I develop this thought?

“How does this thought affect me?

“How do I feel about it?

“How does it influence my life?

“How will it impact my loved ones?

“How can I replace this thought with a positive one?

How can I renew my mind so as to achieve positive outcomes?”

By disputing against negative thoughts, it lowers your belief in those thoughts.

The more you confront and challenge negative thoughts, the more motivated you will become in protecting your mind.

With each success, it enhances your proficiency in removing other negative thoughts from your life.

As you minimise negative thought patterns, you will strengthen your position and preparation to develop positive thoughts.

4. P – Progress

Negativity abhors a mental vacuum..

It is not good enough to remove negativity.

After you have done that, fill your mind with positive thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

If not, negativity will return back to your mind.

It’s not good enough to aim to be positive.

You need to “force feed’ yourself with all things that are positive.

Let only positive inputs through your five senses.

Make sure that whatever you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell is positive.

These positive inputs will help you generate positive outcomes.

For example, carry a positive book with you all the times.

In your free time, read positive words so as to fill your mind with the best of thoughts.

Be committed to solicit feedback and pursue wisdom to help you improve and become a better person.

Discipline yourself until positivity becomes a vital, integral, and desired part of your life.

Continue to find ways to plot your progress in life.

Look at ways to reinvent yourself so as to achieve quantum leaps of improvement.

Reengineer your lifestyle to achieve better results.

As you continue to apply the “T.R.A.P.” process, find new and better ways to free yourself from negativity.

Then, soar to your desired dreams on the winds of positiveness.

Our Creator wants you to be released from negativity so that you can be truly free.

If you allow Him to take charge of your life, He will stand by and fight the battle for you.

Turn every negative experience into an experience for emotional and spiritual growth.

There is an eagle in you that wants to soar and there is a pig that wants to wallow in the mud.

Will you let the eagle or the pig take control of your life?

Start living a positive life from now.

Will you join me in a revolution against negativity?Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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