Watch Your Thoughts and Overcome Negative Thinking

Asgar-DhanjiThe writer, Asgar Jafferali Dhanji (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) served as the Secretary-General of the Africa Federation for two – 3-years terms.  He served as JIBA Vice Chairman – with a particular passion to raise funds and offer Micro Finance to our Community – for low-income, underprivileged, startups, Business loans, individuals, and small enterprises — thereby giving opportunities to grow economically.  He is the founder of Imaan Finance Ltd — the First Islamic Finance Institution in Tanzania.  and has also served in Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s Arbitration Committee as well as a Board member of Ebrahim Haji Charitable Hospital – with a particular passion for the project of building the new hospital.  He is now a motivational/Inspirational speaker giving regular Saturday Fajr lectures at Dar Imambara.




houghts have a habit of appearing from nowhere and catching you off guard and inevitably, one thought leads to another.

Your thoughts can alter your reality. Your mind is so powerful it can take you in different directions – like sad, happy or confident.

Given the impact of thoughts on you, you need to focus on positive and/or helpful Thoughts.
This involves being more conscious of the thoughts that are coming to you. If it’s not clear what you are thinking, ask, are these thoughts helpful or valuable? Ask why your mind is worrying about what it’s focused on. Practice mindfulness.

Sometimes these thoughts need to be acted on, but often they are simply noise that the ego is throwing at you – thoughts you don’t represent what you feel.

In this situation, move on from negative thoughts such as worries, anxieties and fear and create positive thoughts to fill their space in such a way that it drowns the noise of all other opinions going on.
eg: When facing difficult conversations with your boss, father-in-law or anyone, focus your thinking on how you would like the conversation to go, and on what you would like to achieve.

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