The average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. Take a second and think about all you have thought about so far today. How much has been positive? Negative? It has been estimated that 70% of our thoughts are negative and most of the time it’s habitual, unconscious thinking and we don’t even know that we’re emitting negativity. As you are reading this, you may be denying these statements, but let me ask you, how happy are you with your life right now? Are you living your dreams? Do you love your job? How many times do crazy, uncomfortable situations come up in your life and you accept them?
You see, people strive after happiness and want to remain happy once it is in their possession. Most will define happiness as the absence of pain. Freud once said that the goal of happiness is negative if the aim is at the absence of pain and unpleasure. We tend to want comfort and do not want to stray away from it but it’s really the stepping outside of what is known that brings us new opportunities that lead us to many great things. What people fail to remember is that to struggle is to achieve. With pain, we gain the strength that we need to endure the things that come along with our dreams.
What we all have to remember is that we can’t let the fear of pain stop us. Many times, fear is unfortunately what holds us back from what we want and instead, gives us more undesirable situations to deal with.
Yes, we all have our own stories, but nobody wants to hear it. What did you do with your situation? How did you find a way out of what is restraining you? Most of us hold onto the pain, to our anxieties, to the past and we forget that we are wasting away this very moment. We forget to breathe. We need to remember that we can control any situation with the way we react to it. Our minds control, attract and can fix many things. We forget that once we get our mindset right, WORK is involved with achieving our desires. When things do not go right, STOP LETTING IT CONSUME YOU. A letdown is not a failure- unless we make it one.
Being uncomfortable is growth. Whatever we deny we magnify, so start accepting every situation and using your mind to look at it in a different, more positive way. Embracing the pain that comes with the stair case to our dreams will bring us everything we want faster.
Getting your mind right is the first step; the mind is so powerful that it can even heal but positivity must be fully present. Believe you are capable of achieving what you want then WORK for it. You may have to start off scooping ice cream, but eventually you work your way up! You must have single minded, unbelievable focus until you get the job done. Keep your eyes on the prize until you get there.
Set a goal for yourself. You can leave a comment below with your goal. THINK and WORK your way to it.
“But you have the choice to choose your interpretation of what happens. And to choose again until the choice you choose serves your true happiness.” – Mastin Kipp