I have been finding myself lately in need of a reality check. A lot has been going on both in my personal as well as professional life that have I been finding myself feeling a bit less than optimal on. There were some situations that took place at work involving personnel conflicts which really had me worn out by the time things were over. I found myself wondering how much more of this would I be willing to handle.
In one of the several books by Donald Trump that I have read this year, he mentions that one should be of the mindset to expect that problems will occur. If you know they will occur and are set on finding a solution, you will be more in a frame of mind to deal with them. Another situation I have been allowing myself to dwell is the fact that I am not the spring chicken I used to be and lately my body has been getting adjusted to the change in weather now that fall is here. Also, the apparently increasing numbers of homeless as evidenced by seeing more people on street corners holding up signs can really be a downer to say the least.
So herein lies a key ingredient that can help one overcome inclinations toward self-negativity. First off, being grateful for the blessings you have (you probably have more than you consciously realize!) is a great way to get you back on the right track. Instead of lamenting about your age, be glad you are still here! Be glad that you have the eyesight required to read this blog post. Can you walk? talk? care for yourself? Those are things which a lot of people are not able to answer yes to. Are you smart enough to consider how to find a possible solution when presented with an obstacle? Think of the numbers of people you know who will complain but not try to see what can be down about it. Talk about a real downer to be around!
So as you go through your day to day journey, strive to as they say “look on the bright side of things.” I know it’s not always easy but it can make such a difference. If things aren’t quite going your way in your entrepreneurial pursuits, be oh so thankful for the opportunity to strive for them. So many people are in situations where they are stuck where they are at in life and would just jump at the chance for a sliver of opportunity. Opportunity is an immense blessing that all need to be aware of. Now you may not find this easy at first but give it some time and the results will come. Make it a point to avoid things that can prove to be “downers” for you. Hang out with like minded positive people and their collective positive energy will manifest within you.
Earlier today I read a guest post by Michael Chibuzor in John Chow’s blog (www.johnchow.com) that showed how positive thinking makes a difference in the lives of entrepreneur’s. I thought of it as a wake up call for me to get my thoughts back in order. It was good reading for me and I hope you find the same goes for you!
How To Attract More Money Into Your Life (by Michael Chibuzor)
Here’s to you “Making It Happen!”