Once you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones you’ll start getting positive results. (Nelson, Country music star)

Nelson is noted more for his music career than for philosophical musings, but this thought has been shared by many renowned thinkers. Most of us, at some time or another, have let negative thoughts discourage us from moving ahead in the face of the disappointments of life. Replacing negative thoughts with optimistic concepts will bring greater success.

You were taught . . .  to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires [and] to be made new in the attitude of your minds (Ephesians 4:22-23).