ENERGY FLOWS WHERE ATTENTION GOES!! Its the things that we focus on that expand in our life. If we focus on the negative, it is negative things that will become the foundation of growth in our lives. However, if we use the positive as the underpinning of our thinking, our joy and happiness will grow. Why does the negative tend to stay at the forefront in our minds? Negativity just has a bigger impact on our brains. And that is due to the brain's "negativity bias": Our brain is simply built with a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news. The bias is so automatic that it can be detected at the earliest stage of the brain's information processing.