What do you think about the words "Positive Thinking"? For me it's more about being realistic. Sometimes we all find ourselves thinking more negatively than we need to. By being aware of 'Unhelpful thinking styles' we can catch them mid thought and challenge ourselves. For instance, one unhelpful thinking style is 'Fortune Telling', you may predict the future negatively without sufficient evidence. "I'll fail that exam" or "I won't get that job". Is that really the case? You have some of the experience right? Some of the training? You have many of the soft skills needed to succeed? Challenge your thinking, look for evidence, the positive and the negative. Be realistic and don't let the negative thoughts hold you back!
Check out the different types of unhelpful thinking styles below. Which ones do you do?