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Finding one alternative path between the 2 extremes can help break the pattern, and conceiving of a few more develops your skill in seeing the nuances in every situation.
Whenever you disqualify the positive, you’re wrongly reinforcing negative beliefs about yourself and your world.
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Our emotions are always mediated by some form of thinking.
If our thoughts determine how we feel, that means how we habitually think will determine how we habitually feel.
It happens when we assume we understand what other people are thinking without any real evidence.
It is a failure of imagination because we often only imagine and focus on the negative aspects.
People became philosophers when they began to question what guides their thinking and analyze their thoughts.
Today, one of the most common destructive thought patterns is all-or-nothing thinking. In other words, perfectionism.
Pragmatism — as opposed to perfectionism — does not share the same paralyzing hang-ups; it takes what it can get.
Our pursuits should be aimed at progress, no matter how much it’s possible for us to make.
The first step is to become aware of which of these negative belief patterns you are susceptible to. Keep a journal and record your negative thoughts.
Ask yourself the following questions each time you experience negative beliefs.