Getting Stuck in the Negative

Do you get stuck in negative thinking? Even most self-described optimists have negative thoughts. We all have self-limiting thoughts. A few of these are very good. I know I cannot fly like a bird therefore I do not jump off buildings. That is a self-limiting thought that saves my life.

But your brain does not distinguish well between those self-limiting that are good for us and the many that are not. Those thoughts that we could never do that; we are not smart enough; we are not talented enough; etc. Is there something about our brains that causes us to get stuck in negative thinking.

Alison Ledgerwood gave a great TED talk on this subject. Watch her video below. What do you think?

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.