Fighting Negativity – Part 3

Fighting Negativity – Part 3

I have developed what I called the four-step “T.R.A.P.” process to help you remove negativity from your life.

Step 1. T – Thoughts

As they say, prevention is better than cure.

The best way to stop negative thoughts is to prevent them from getting into your mind – right at the beginning.

Remember, negativity can grow in intensity and strength.

Therefore, think of different ways to stop poison of negativity, including unhealthy worry, fear and anxiety from seeping into your mind.

Don’t allow anything negative to have the slightest chance to get into your being.

Explore root causes for negative thoughts and various options to resolve and remove them.

Confront every negative thought.

Make a commitment that you’ll never let a negative thought grow to become a major challenge in life.

Never entertain a negative thought and allow it to be entrenched in your being.

2. R – Results

Negativity cannot control and affect you permanently.

It is not perpetual or universal, and neither is it terminal.

At any point in time, you can stop the downtrend spiral of negativity.

You can also reverse its impact in your life.

To do that, you need to face up to the truth.

Realise how negativity can potentially destroy you.

Reflect on how negativity can also affect your loved ones, career, and environment.

Imagine the possible pain and sorrow in the future if you allow negativity to take control of your life.

Then ask yourself, is that what you want to go through in life?

3. A – Argument

A good way to develop a positive mental habit is not to run away from a negative thought or pretend it does not exist.

Reason with yourself on how negativity can potentially destroy yourself.

Challenge lies, half-truths, and distorted information about consequences of entertaining a negative thought.

For example, stop thinking, “Why is life so unfair to me because I don’t have enough money?”

Instead, ask yourself, “Life is good. How can I earn more money?”

Affirm to yourself that entertaining negative thoughts and feelings is foolish, damaging, and destructive.

Debate with yourself and turn every negative thought into a positive thought.

Turn every negative thought into a proactive action to make something good out of even a bad situation.

Reflect on how you can transform emotional pain into an overall gain for life.

Instead of allowing negativity to become destructive, turn it into a constructive experience.

Respond proactively and develop solutions to overcome negativity.

Challenge negative ways of thinking.

Ask yourself, “What is the truth about the subject that I am thinking about?

“How did I develop this thought?

“How does this thought affect me?

“How do I feel about it?

“How does it influence my life?

“How will it impact my loved ones?

“How can I replace this thought with a positive one?

How can I renew my mind so as to achieve positive outcomes?”

By disputing against negative thoughts, it lowers your belief in those thoughts.

The more you confront and challenge negative thoughts, the more motivated you will become in protecting your mind.

With each success, it enhances your proficiency in removing other negative thoughts from your life.

As you minimise negative thought patterns, you will strengthen your position and preparation to develop positive thoughts.

4. P – Progress

Negativity abhors a mental vacuum..

It is not good enough to remove negativity.

After you have done that, fill your mind with positive thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

If not, negativity will return back to your mind.

It’s not good enough to aim to be positive.

You need to “force feed’ yourself with all things that are positive.

Let only positive inputs through your five senses.

Make sure that whatever you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell is positive.

These positive inputs will help you generate positive outcomes.

For example, carry a positive book with you all the times.

In your free time, read positive words so as to fill your mind with the best of thoughts.

Be committed to solicit feedback and pursue wisdom to help you improve and become a better person.

Discipline yourself until positivity becomes a vital, integral, and desired part of your life.

Continue to find ways to plot your progress in life.

Look at ways to reinvent yourself so as to achieve quantum leaps of improvement.

Reengineer your lifestyle to achieve better results.

As you continue to apply the “T.R.A.P.” process, find new and better ways to free yourself from negativity.

Then, soar to your desired dreams on the winds of positiveness.

Our Creator wants you to be released from negativity so that you can be truly free.

If you allow Him to take charge of your life, He will stand by and fight the battle for you.

Turn every negative experience into an experience for emotional and spiritual growth.

There is an eagle in you that wants to soar and there is a pig that wants to wallow in the mud.

Will you let the eagle or the pig take control of your life?

Start living a positive life from now.

Will you join me in a revolution against negativity?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on Visit my Inspiration blog at For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at Please visit my website, Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. 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