Positive thinking really is not about solving problems. Problems will not disappear just because you think in a positive way about them. You will however, feel differently about them, if you think in a positive manner. It is how you view problems, and your attitude towards them that can get you through a difficult time, and help you make the best of what you have got before you.
The other side of the coin is negativity. If you encounter a problem and apply negativity to the situation, you are more likely to feel stressed, and possibly helpless. Negativity, as apposed to positivism, creates a downward spiral when it comes to how you apply logic to a situation and deal with it.
Looking on the bright side of life can affect everything you do. If you are a positive person, other people will love being around you and you are more likely to attract happiness into your life. The principle that like attracts like really is true. If you are miserable, and see life as difficult and uninspiring, you get just what you are looking for.
Problems themselves exist, no matter what thoughts you have about them. They are a separate entity. Some problems can become less of a problem, only if you were making them into a mountain that they never were in the first place. Other problems, you can lose sight of, or not take seriously, if you spend all your time viewing them through rose-colored lenses.
Positive thinking is all about generating helpful energy from inside you, and other people. How we think and behave, be it in a positive or negative way, affects other people and can draw more problems, or indeed success towards us. If we think in a positive manner, we focus on getting what we want and on achieving. We also leave ourselves more open to actually seeing the good things all around us.
By thought alone, we cannot make good or bad things appear. However, we can help out brains to filter out negativity, and to show us more positive aspects of life simply by adopting the right attitude. Have you ever woken up to a bright sunny day, and suddenly heard the birds singing louder than ever before, and then noticed that the blue of the sky is more intense than usual?
When this sort of thing happens, it does not really mean that such a beautiful day has not occurred previously, it just means that today, you woke up in a positive frame of mind, and allowed good energy and beauty to reveal itself to you.
Problems will always pop up on your horizon, whether you are singing a happy song, or are lounging in negativity. However, if you greet such problems with a strong and positive mind, you can get through them in the best way possible, and learn from them at the same time.