"As a man thinketh so he is" - What are you thoughts filled with?
Life is usually what you choose to make of it. What you choose or choose to believe often dictates an outcome; your outcome. I am not referring to ones actions. We all know there is a reaction to every action, but further more referring to the thoughts conceived that more than likely shape and form who we are and what and how we do things and more importantly how we view ourselves. And too often, negativity resides in the neurons of many.
Negativity is a force that holds us back or slows us down from accomplishing anything we may set our minds to accomplish or achieve, or better said, wish to accomplish or achieve. We too often focus on and nourish the negative, stagnating ourselves and stunting our growth and development in life.
I hear, too often, people limiting themselves by their own thoughts and even words they speak about themselves. Not realizing how powerful our words spoken affect us as well. Words have power to give life or death - But I will leave that for another blog.
What "negative" thoughts or elements are affecting or hindering your life? ask yourself? Do you lack faith in yourself? Do you believe you can not? Are you afraid to fail? To lose? To look silly? Afraid to be yourself? Afraid of being disliked? Uncomfortable in certain social settings because you feel un-worthy? etc etc etc. Whichever it is, it will clearly reflect in your life, attitude and demeanor. It is the mirror to your heart and mind.
Well I am here to encourage you to transform your mind, your way of thinking. Do not allow yourself to be conformed to negative thinking. WAKE UP PEOPLE!! Identify you negative thought patterns and decondition them. Replace them old patterns with new positive ones. Little by little you can overcome these futile thoughts. But you gotta choose to do so.
In addition, cutting loose friends or people who are negative and/or have negative vibes is helpful. Those that are always complaining. Always knocking someone coming up. Always discouraging you or others. Always hating on someone. Always focused on the worse in someone. Always judging. Never forgiving. Vengeful. Hopeless. Do what they do or say cause more stress in your life? Do they wear you out emotionally? blah blah blah...cut cut cut. Laters man have a nice life. To me there's nothing more annoying and obnoxious than a pessimistic person.
People's attitudes are contagious man!! whether it is positive or negative.
Surround yourself with those things that are positive. With those that have faith in not only themselves but in what you do and support you in what it is you wanna do. Forward Thinking man.
Being optimistic may be a sham for many. But I'd rather be optimistic than negative. I've learned to be optimistic about everything, not to the point where I set myself up for disappointment but enough to believe in myself that I deserve it. I'd rather always see the glass half full and or as they say if lemons are thrown at you make lemonade.
So Stay Strong - Stay Positive
And keep in mind that I, my fellow readers, I support you. I believe in you. I have faith in you. And I know you can.