As I said earlier, positive thinking is not the only thinking you need to do. Thinking about thinking is also an important one. You may need to sit down alone, preferably with a paper and a pencil, and start asking questions.Warning: Your own answers can be scary.
- Why I am doing what I am doing? Can I do something better? When will I do that?
- What is the worst thing that can happen if I stop doing this today? Can things get better? Perhaps I shall get rid of my ever scolding boss and start living with dignity.
- What other possibilities (perhaps better ones) are there for me? Have I ever tried to explore?
- Should I re-evaluate my priorities? Reading, teaching, kids, spending, eating, pleasure, exercise, money, volunteering etc.
- What I am going to do in next 10,20,30 years?
- What is my past performance for the last 2, 5, 10, 15 years? Do I need to change my tactics radically?
- Is it time to develop new habits or get rid of old ones?
- Am I thinking too little?
- Am I thinking too much? (with too little action)
Not every question is tied to money.Thinking about thinking comes under green and blue hats.