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How to Use Positive Thinking Effectively

It’s all about authenticity, timing, and preparedness

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OK, I’m just going to blurt it out. Positive thinking is overrated. Not because it’s ineffective but because it’s overused.

Even though I admire the can-do attitude of those who use it religiously, I can’t help but wonder if the time has come to reevaluate how we use the concept.




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Anna I. Smith

Anna I. Smith

M.S. Psychology| I write about life, relationships, things that make me laugh, cry, or all of the above in one piece. You can reach me at

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