Everything in life can be viewed in one of two ways, positive or negative. Re-reading the classic book The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz, I came across this wonderful passage where he talks about having an internal broadcasting system.
“View it this way. Your mind is a mental broadcasting station. This broadcasting system transmits messages to you on two equally powerful channels: Channel P (positive) and Channel N (negative).”
I love this. The mind is a screen that you can project the images you have control over.
“You own it, so manage your thought broadcasting station . When your thoughts turn to people, make Channel P your listening habit. If Channel N cuts in, say stop. Then switch channels. To make the switch, all you must do is think of one positive quality about the individual. In true chain reaction style, this one thought will lead to another and another. And you will be glad. When you are alone, you and only you can decide whether you will listen to Channel P or Channel N. But when you are talking with someone else, that person has a measure of control over how you think.”
The more you tune into one or the other the more you get of the same. You’ve tuned your frequency to only receive on that channel. It’s like setting the defaults on your car stereo or the favorites on your TV remote control in your living room. It’s also what everyone has been saying with the Law of Attraction.
“Bear in mind that the longer you stay tuned to either Channel P or Channel N, the more interested you become and the harder it is to switch channels. This is true because one thought, positive or negative, sets off a whole chain reaction of similar thought.”
What channel are you tuned to?
Do you need to change the channel?
It may take some effort at first, just like learning to program the remote on your TV does. But this one is far more powerful with much greater impact. And it will last, as long as you stay tuned to…Channel P!
This of course makes me think of the wonderful song, Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive.
You’ve got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
Elim-in-ate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
And don’t mess with Mr. In Between.
– From the 1944 popular song of the same name – Music by Harold Arlen and Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
And here’s one of my favorite versions by the great Aretha Franklin.