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The Power of Positive Words on the Mind

Often we hear about the merits of positive thinking, but does this really make any difference or is it just hype?

Whether you are defining a problem statement, having a brainstorm, or just tossing around some ideas, try to use positive words. Our minds can process positive statements faster than negative statements. Take the two questions below as examples. Which one is easier to understand?

1. Should we allow drunken people to drive?

2. Should we not allow drunken people to drive?

The second question takes a little longer to understand because you have to process the ‘not’ and flip your answer around. If you avoid using negatives, you will have a faster and more efficient thinking process.