Projection: When we talk about positive thinking, it is usually just ‘think positive’ and ‘be positive’. But just saying this, either to others or to myself, doesn’t help to change my thoughts permanently, in fact usually, not even temporarily.
Solution: Real positive thinking is much deeper than just to think positive. For this I need to understand and see things as they are, without colouring them with my own attitudes. Then I can deal with things in the most appropriate way, having understood everything accurately.