Irrational thoughts.

“There is no difficulty you cannot overcome”. When I say this, I can hear a lot of you saying “what”? “How can this be true”? But it is. As some of my clients will know, I’m not in favour of the words ‘negative’ & ‘positive’; I feel that they come with expectations so I choose to say we have rational/irrational thinking.  An effective method for rational thinking is to eliminate certain expressions of thought and speech which are irrational.  These thoughts can clutter up a person’s conversation, and while each can be seemingly unimportant in itself, the total effect is to condition the mind irrationally.  Such thoughts like ‘I’m afraid I won’t get the job,’ or ‘I expect my car won’t start’, or ‘I don’t think I can do that’ might seem like small doubts but it must never be forgotten that huge oaks grow from little acorns. It is surprising how they accumulate in force, and before you know it, they have grown massively and blown out of proportion. I found that the best way is to eliminate them from my thoughts and when you keep asserting that things are going to work out well, good results do occur.

Therefore flush out your doubtful thoughts, a clean mind always delivers power.

To overcome your obstacles and live the ‘I don’t believe in defeat’ philosophy you can cultivate a rational idea pattern.  What we do with obstacles is directly determined by our mental attitude.  Most of our obstacles are mental in character. You might now be thinking, “but mine are not mental, mine are real”  and this may be so, but your attitude toward them is mental. What you think about your obstacles largely determines what you do about them.  If you form the mental attitude that you cannot remove an obstacle,  you will not remove it but when your mind becomes convinced that you can do something about difficulties, better results will begin to happen.


Jan Diaz Penfold Pgdip – Counsellor.