Positive Affirmations for Life . We cannot solve a problem with the same mentality that created it - said Albert Einstein. Our thoughts are determined by our social milieu, our family upbringing, our education, our experiences in life and a variety of other factors. If an average person wants to be successful, he has to think like a successful person as both their sets of thoughts will be different. One must accept and follow the positive affirmations in order to make life better which ever way a person wants to.