Eliminate negativity and it’s power
In continuing the discussion on pulling inspiration and motivation from great quotes, I’ve chosen one that hits the negative thinkers of the world.
“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”
Bad things happen every day and they happen to people that may not be deserving of misfortune. When one lets an occurrence run their lives for an extended period of time, the stronger and more impactful that misfortune becomes. It’s initial impact only cuts deeper and gains strength if it isn’t consciously addressed. If you are in a situation where it’s tough not to dwell on something, take the word “can’t” out of your thought process – and know that you have the will and the power to change – even turning your misfortune into a personal motivator or driver.
There are different matters of misfortune in our lives. Losing a loved one is much different than say losing your job. Both are very unfortunate happenings, however, it’s much more difficult to overcome the emotional impact of losing a loved one. That is where your network of family and friends can be of great value. The quote still holds true, as dwelling on the fact that one has passed will only keep your spirits pinned down. I plan to touch on this subject more in a later post.
Let’s use the second misfortune mentioned – losing your job or simply being broke. Yes, you may not have deserved it, but it happened didn’t it? This is where you have the power to turn things around. Thinking positively and churning the negative thinking that comes with dwelling out of your psyche is a must. You CAN get a new job and WILL. If you are broke, maybe you’ve made some regrettable financial decisions. Well guess what, YOU can stop digging that hole and climb your way out by making smarter decisions – laying a foundation for the future and never turning back. Educate yourself if you have to on becoming financially literate.
What to Walk Away With
Again, bad things happen to everybody. Maybe you’ve been dealt a bad hand. It’s in your power to change your cards. Develop methods to change your mindset to overcome challenging times – be the master of your own behavior – dwelling on a situation will literally keep you standing in place, and probably send you backwards.
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