I have a friend who always used to say, “Why does everything bad happen to me?”
It got so tiresome to hear, and I finally told her that she needed to rearrange the way she was looking at things.
First, negative things happen to everyone…it’s the human experience.
Second, and most importantly, we can often control what happens by controlling what we think about.
As Gandhi said, and I’m paraphrasing:
Thoughts become words
Words become actions
Actions become habits
Success comes from the steady application of the right habits. So, if you want to succeed, you must trace that process back to your thoughts.
We can’t control everything that comes across our brains, but we absolutely can decide whether to let negative thoughts disappear – or to hold, nurture and repeat them into self-defeating negativity.
So, instead of deliberately thinking, “I’m overweight and unattractive and can’t ever finish anything,” try to focus on more helpful thoughts like, “I’m a lovable, caring person who’s trying to improve myself every day.”
Which thought will lead to the actions, habits and LIFE that you want?
It shouldn’t take Gandhi to find the answer. You know it in your heart…now tell your head 😉
I’d love to help you turn your thoughts into words and your words into healthy actions. Reach out to me and let’s chat!
Here’s to positivity.