The power of positive thinking

A friend told me about an article that appeared in the Metro paper yesterday about Katie Piper, the young aspiring model who suffered abuse and an horrific acid attack at the hands of a man she’d dated briefly after meeting him through Facebook. She teaches us about the power of positive thinking.

On reading the article, I wanted to share it with as many people as possible, as Katie’s immense courage, bravery and strong mental attitude are an inspiration to all of us.  How many people could go through what she has, at a relatively young age, and come out fighting, not only for herself but championing good causes to help others who find themselves in similar situations?  Katie’s family have obviously been a tremendous source of support and strength to her and are evidence to the power of a positive mental attitude…. if you believe in yourself, then others will too.  How can anyone doubt you when you show such conviction?

Katie’s words echo those of us fellow Coaches/CBT Practitioners: “You become your thoughts, so why be your own worst enemy”.  Think positively.  Believe in yourself and your own capabilities.  Don’t compare yourself to others, just try each day to be the best you and you may surprise even yourself at how quickly you succeed in being just that!