As your life changes the need arises to handle problems differently. You can no more lock yourself up or decide to run away or else your life will turn into a great misery. No matter what role you take, positive thinking has to be a big part of it.
You need to have positive thinking at different stages of your life which is how your goal setting becomes different with every twist in life. You start with wanting to build a career. In your subconscious mind you decide you want to be like someone else. You keep struggling to reach that illusion thinking it is ultimate success. What happens if that person fails? Your initiative will disappear and thus without any positive thinking you will fail too. This is the law of attraction, where the world reacts to you the same way that you do. That is why it is advised to have your own unique goal setting. If you want to succeed in your job, you have to know the requirements of that job and match them with your abilities. If you don't meet the job requirements then with some positive thinking you may start taking courses or attending trainings. Don't think about success or failure; just think about making an effort!
Then you move on. You gain strength and get hold of your career. With a lack of self confidence and illness of positive thinking, difficulties will keep popping up to you everywhere. Don't be too optimistic to an extent that you can't see your problems. Sometimes you need to face the facts and surrender to failures. If you fail several times, you can either get more discouraged or with positive thinking you may learn and gain experience and know how to get yourself out of every crash.
Even with private businesses, success never happens by chance. You have to keep the positive thinking at every point. Write down how you imagine your business will be in the future. Visualize how would like to be when the business is a success. Think of what might hinder that success. Invest some positive thinking into each situation and imagine how you would want to break down any barriers. Think of how you need to improve yourself to become a commander of your situations. Just like an athlete who keeps improving in his game using positive thinking and believing he can do it at every state of time.
As you move on with your life, you get into the stage of marriage and kids. Feelings of negativity reflect on you as discontent, whining and criticism. Just increase your positive thinking. Force yourself to think of positive ideas which are naturally in your subconscious mind. With the help of good sleep, healthy eating and exercise you will change your pattern of life. It's very important to stay in contact with positive thinking people. In case your spouse is the negative thinker then in this case you should spend with them lots of time. Do not take any negativity personally and lighten them up with your positive thinking. Remember the law of attraction and acknowledge your spouse's positive accomplishments.
This way you get moving on and you start the stage of parenting. Positive thinking with your kids can get them to be well-behaved. Starting with giving positive statements about what they do. If a child gets a bad grade in an exam, direct them by saying, "you were able to pass without any studies, I bet you can do great with just a little more effort" When children inherit positive thinking, their approach to life becomes much more responsible. Reassuring sentences like "try again" and "this will pass" can remind you that the battle is not forever and that you have a long term goal to get to. Definitely positive thinking has to be followed with lots of wise actions and complex decisions. You don't just get into battles, but you actually choose them and choose how you react to them. Since your mind though can only handle one thought at a time if you get rid of the negative thinking, there's more space for the positive thinking.
Life overall is complex. It keeps twisting and turning all through, but if you approach it in a positive way, you'll enjoy it as a trip rather than get frustrated about it as an endless battle.