Why Positive Thinking Will Not Allow You To Do Anything except this…

Keith Greiveldinger
9 min readAug 24, 2021

One of my favorite quotes is from the great Zig Ziglar:

“Positive thinking will not allow you to do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking .”

I love this quote because it illustrates such an important concept. Many people don’t put a lot of stock into the idea of positive thinking because they don’t do much of it.

It’s natural to minimize something we don’t understand or practice on a regular basis. A lot of the same people don’t believe that The Secret or the Law Of Attraction is real — they think it sounds nice in theory, but not terribly practical.

Standing on its own, they’re right.

The missing piece to it all is taking action. The Law Of Attraction states that when you ask for something, and you believe it to your very core, then you will receive it.

Notice that taking action isn’t explicitly stated.

Positive thinking — without action — won’t allow you to do anything you want in this world. However, having a positive mindset combined with taking massive action will allow you to do everything better.

Scientific studies show that when you’re in a positive or happy mood, your brain is firing on all cylinders. You’re more apt to be more successful when you have positive, successful thoughts.

The belief that things are possible is the greatest gift that we can have. This has applications in a lot of areas. Let’s look at sales for example, If someone believes that they are about to make a sale, they will be more likely to follow up on their leads and not give up. And it’s because they believe it’s possible.

However, if that salesperson doesn’t think that a sale is possible, they’ll give up shortly after they make their pitch. The pure belief that it’s possible gives them the best chance at success.

Following up is the most important aspect of any business transaction. People will follow up more often if they believe that there’s an opportunity for success.

I see this a lot, even with my kids. As a parent, you learn a lot in life by watching and observing your kids. For example, when my kids learned…

Keith Greiveldinger

Highly Engaging and award-winning Inspiration Evangelist. Be inspired at www.TheWinitMinute.com. Started “The Win it Minute” to inspire others.