As Steve Harvey prepares to end the second iteration of his talk show this summer, the talk show host is offering some ways folks can reset their brains to think positive and achieve daily success.
In a recent online segment of the web series “Motivated,” the “Steve” host states that the way you think once you wake up each day — positive or negative — will create the corresponding experience for the day.
Illustrating a negative example, Harvey says an imaginary foreman consumes your thoughts and puts them into action.
“I don’t feel myself today, I got up on the wrong side of the bed. I’m not a morning person,” Harvey states. “Them million factory workers start producing thoughts to justify what you just said. So guess what? ‘Man, I hate my alarm clock went off this morning … I don’t even like these people on my job, I can’t stand this car I’m finna get in this morning’ … and your day starts tumbling into what you ordered at the top of the day.”
Alternatively, positive thoughts can spill out into a good day.
“You could wake up in the morning and you say, ‘You know what? Today is gon’ be a great day today,” Harvey illustrates. “‘I expect something really good to happen for me today. Man, thank you, Lord, for waking me up this morning. I can’t wait to go to work today, it may not be the job I want, but at least I got a job … Hey, man, at least I got a check coming in. … Man, it’s gon’ be a great day today!’”
“You have got to change the way you think,” he continues. “It’s the whole determining factor of where you go in life. We are all where we are today because we think ourselves to this position. If you don’t like your position, think yourself out of it. Change your attitude, change your altitude.”
The positive thinking will go a long way for Harvey as his talk show has been canceled on NBC, the network announced last month. That followed news that “Steve” would be pulled from key NBC markets in favor of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which is set to air in its place beginning in September.
After initially expressing frustration at NBC in January for how NBC has begun to pull the plug on his daytime talker, Harvey has since taken a calmer, more positive position.
“In this 62nd chapter, I got my finger on the corner of the page,” the 62-year-old said last month during one of the reported final tapings of his show. “All I’m doing is I’m about to turn it. I can’t wait to see what God got for me on that other page.”