Positive Thoughts

Thoughts from Scott Turansky...

I am reading a book and one of the statements made is this: "95% of all people lean toward the negative side in their thinking." Now I'm not sure that it's that bad, but it got me thinking. Would I be considered on the side of negative thinking or a positive attitude about life?

The book goes on to talk about the significance of parental words on the lives of children. What parents say to their kids is strategic. Many parents unknowingly build negative thinking in their kids with their statements, For example, telling a child over and over again to be careful emphasizes fear of failure or pain and may be communicating that the most important thing in life is safety. Some children are shy and timid and maybe they need to hear the message, "Take risks."

Some parents emphasize what a child should stop doing instead of what he should do instead. "Stop it. I can't believe you're doing that again. You're irritating me. Would you cut it out?" Maybe it would be better to decide what you want the child to do instead, such as "Think before you speak. Quiet voice. Manage your energy" or some other positive statement that helps the child think more positively.

Psalm 19:14 says, "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." That's a great message for parents because it reminds us to guard our own speech, but that passage also reveals that people meditate on things in their hearts. I'm convinced that children meditate on the things their parents say to them, so the verse is a good reminder to feed children words that they can say to themselves. In many ways we are building the script in a child's heart by the words that we say.

What do you think?


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