Tapping into the power of positive thinking was the focus of The Power of Learning Show with Jim Walters Monday morning on KROC-AM.

Jim joins Andy Brownell every fourth Monday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. on Rochester Today to discuss how critical thinking and improving critical thinking skills can benefit our lives.

On Monday's show, Walters pointed to the need to balance our thinking. He noted that negative thinking is necessary, particularly for identifying potential pitfalls when planning or preparing for an activity or event, but too often a person can get caught in a loop of negative thinking that can prevent them from seeing "the bigger picture" and taking advantage of opportunities to learn and grow.

By being aware of how you are thinking, it's possible to keep negative thinking under control and harness the power of positive thinking. Some of the tactics suggested by Walters are simple; including smiling and greeting strangers, spending time with other positive thinkers, and taking time to reflect on your own thinking and actions.

Once a person masters the skills that balance their thinking, Walters says it's possible to work on "Thinking Toward Success" and setting "high thinking" goals using tools that can tap into the power of the subconscious mind (SEE ABOVE VIDEO).