I had a conversation about exploring possibilities versus complaining about the lack of them.
If you are stuck in the “why does this happen to me” world – get out of it. It’s dangerous over there and nothing good ever happens in that world. How DO you get out of that miserable world?
1. Turn off the t.v.
Stop watching commercials that demand you to buy things you don’t really need. Get off the couch and away from the mindless drivel so many shows present.
2. Turn to speakers online who talk about the things that excite you.
Try BrandSavant if you’re into social media. Blog Talk Radio is another great option. I like Joyce Meyer, but choose your own. Try Achievement Radio.
3. Stop with the negative self talk.
“I’m an idiot” “I look fat” — this kind of talk is destructive. You begin to believe it. So listen to what you’re saying to yourself over the course of a couple of days. Then write on a post it note just the opposite “I’m super smart!” “I look fantastic” and put it on your mirror, or fridge or computer. Say it out loud when you see it. You’ll be surprised at how much you smile!
4. Go make some mistakes.
Don’t let excuses stop you. Get up. Pick up the phone. Go outside and talk to someone. Be afraid and do it anyway. What’s the worse that can happen? Then think about the best that could happen. Make mistakes. Goof up. Laugh at yourself. Keep going. Sooner or later, you’ll get better.
5. Be accountable.
Choose someone you know that will hold you to your words. Tell them “I’m going to do x and x and x. Don’t let me give you excuses. Hold me accountable.”
6. Hang out with positive people.
If you’re friends are all moaning and complaining, you’re not helping each other. Find new friends.
The world you live in is one you designed. Nobody did anything to you to put you there. You created it. Why not create a world full of possibilities and fun?
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