Is there a choice, you ask?
Well, of course there is! The choice exists
In. Your. Own. Mind.
Yes, some bad things might happen today. You might blow a tire. You might lose your wallet. You might burn dinner. A 1001 things can go wrong. Something will go “not the way you would have planned it.”
But in your mind, you have a choice. You can be defeated by the negative happenings, or you can roll with them. You can surmount them and use them to step up to something higher.
Trust me on this. It’s all about the way you frame it.
Yes, I know. I know. People are dealing with some very heavy burdens these days. More so than usual. I think about all the people anxious about sending their children back to school. How will it go? Will it be ok? Will it last?
“Hope for the best, but plan for the worst,” is a motto I call on frequently.
And never forget your power. Never forget your power. If things are not optimal, it’s ok to complain about them. It’s ok to speak up. Really, it is. I will caution, however, that being a constant whiner, always expecting to get your way is a real drag for other people. It’s a quick way to get ignored too.
That being said, if you have a complaint, be succinct. Get to the point. Offer a suggestion of what can be done better. State your point of view.
I think often that those who make the rules, make the plans, only make them from THEIR perspective. If you need to make them conscious of others’ points of view, including your own, then do so.
Be respectful about it, but be about it. If you cannot move the mountain, you can still climb over it, dig under it, walk around it. The mountain cannot stop you.
If your positivity is waning these days, and granted, whose isn’t, think about what you have to be grateful for. Focus on what is going well. Acknowledge what isn’t so great, but don’t dwell there.
Right now, the sun is in my eyes as I type. I feel that heat, I feel that light. Some cannot say even that.
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