Positivity is the key to staying on the path to success and peace of mind. The mind is a powerful tool and it can pull you from the light to the darkness in a blink of an eye. Life’s challenges have the tendency to uproot at the most inopportune time, but the power is in your hands as to how to deal with them. It is up to you to develop a positive mindset. Let me give you an example: suppose you landed the job of your dreams? You flew in and out of town several times interviewing for this great position and now it’s yours. You have all these expectations and look forward to the new challenges that await you. Things start off good but of course there is no job out there that is 100% perfect. As a matter of fact, the only thing in this world that is perfect is the word “perfect”. You’re on this job and learning the ropes and learning the flaws. Things are not turning out exactly as expected. As far as you’re concerned, you were given a false presentation. Some of the things you were promised weren’t even in place yet. Boy what a let down, but that’s okay – this too shall pass. So, instead of worrying about the negative things that are going on at work you focus on your relocation into the environment of a new town and new apartment.
You’re getting settled in and look what happens, your car is stolen. Not only are you learning how to drive around in a new town, but now you have to learn how to travel using public transportation. This sucks but you have to keep going because … well because. It’s not that bad because you are really getting the hang of public transportation; until you come home one day with yellow tape and police everywhere. Why, because there was a murder on your block, that’s why. Okay, now is the time to think about packing it up and going back home with your tail between your legs. But you can’t do that because you signed a contract and have to stay at your job for at least a year.
OH, OH, HERE COMES NEGATIVITY…
This is affecting you negatively; you’re getting headaches all the time and you’re starting to have a bad disposition at work. Now you’re listening to the negativity of others and it looks like everything is going down hill. You can’t keep going like this, but how do you pull yourself up out of this slump? I’ll tell you how! You have to dig deep into the recesses of your mind and stop being your own worse enemy. You have to develop the mindset that your issues are not going to get the best of you. It’s time to object all negativity and become a PIMP – Positive Individual Making Progress. Tell yourself that you are not going to stop getting in your own way. If procedures are not to your satisfaction at work; figure out a way to make them better. Make the conscious effort to pull out the positive in any situation. Go out and buy another car, get a dog that will stay in your apartment while you are away. These solutions may not be the cure-all, but at least you are dealing with it and refuse to be a victim of your surroundings. You may be surprised at the changes in your life’s path and all because you decided to change your mindset.
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