Thank goodness for children’s books like The little Engine that Could which encourages positive thinking with lines like, “I think I can, I think I can”. We naturally assume that positive thinking is the antidote for negative thinking which gives birth to a negative attitude which typically leads to negative results. And, of course, we expect positive thinking to give birth to a positive attitude and, yes, positive results.
But, is there another, success-enhancing ingredient in the gourmet recipe for positive results? Italians have discovered long ago the secrets of adding tasty herbs to recipes resulting in a scintillating awareness of all the ingredients. Does the conviction to “never give up” enhance positive thinking in a similar way? Aren’t we inspired when sports teams win with that added conviction? How could that conviction be applied in an organization? A career? A marriage? A family?
What would you add to the list?