Now you can get with this, or you can get with that.
I think you’ll get with this, for this is where it’s at.
| Source : Cassia |
You know what I think is one of the greatest things about life? The power to choose. Think about it. You make hundreds of choices every day of your life and you may not even think about it! Sure, there are big decisions like choosing what kind of car to buy, or where to take your next vacation. You may be aware of daily decisions you make such as choosing what to wear to work or choosing what to eat for breakfast. However, you can break it down a bit further than that. You choose your thoughts. You choose your emotions. You are literally in the driver’s seat of life. Any and every decision you make could completely throw you off course, or put you right where you belong.
Your choices determine your day. Your thoughts create your reality. If you stub your toe when you first get up out of bed, sure – it’s gonna hurt. However, you can choose whether or not you allow this incident to put a damper on your day. There are some people that would choose to just shrug it off and go on their way. On the other hand, there are some people who choose to get pissed, start cussing and announce, “Oh great! It’s gonna be one of those days!” How you choose to react to certain situations influences how your day (or week, or month or even life) pans out.
As I always suggest – try affirmations. If you feel as though you are a weak individual, choose strength. For example, if you’re generally a doormat because you let people walk all over you, choose to change. Choose to stand up for yourself. You might want to incorporate an affirmation such as “I choose strength” into your day. Repeat this several times (fifty is a good number to shoot for), especially when you start to feel vulnerable and/or weak.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (and again and again). It all comes back to a PMA. Choosing to maintain a Positive Mental Attitude will get you farther in life. Choosing happiness and joy instead of envy or anger will make your life a much smoother ride. It is utterly pointless to dwell on negative things, particularly things you cannot change. Think about the old proverb, “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” Recognize!
Try this today. Try to be aware of your thoughts. When a negative thought pops in your head, acknowledge it, and choose to change it. It will take practice, but with enough time and dedication, it will come more naturally. (: Remember – the choice is yours.