You must learn a new way to think before you can muster a new way to be. – Marianne Williamson
This quote got me thinking. In order to make our lives better and find out who we really are (or are going to be), we must change the way we think about things.
Let’s say you’re a “glass half empty” kind of person. If your whole mindset is that of a pessimist, you will think that everything is going to go wrong. You’ll think that things will never go the way you want and life is just going to be stagnant. I used to be this way. When I was young, I went through a major depression and it was because of this way of thinking. It took me a very, very long time to to realize that my life is mine to make.
Today, I’m a “glass half full” kind of person. Today, I see the positive things in life and it helps me push aside the negativity. I now realize that the world is my oyster and I can take from it what I want and give back to help the world be a better place. I still have moments when things aren’t going my way and I get sad, or angry, or frustrated. But I bounce back quickly.
What this quote should help you realize is that if you want anything in life, you need to start thinking differently. Do not let negativity run your life. Don’t let it ruin your life either! One tough moment does not not have to destroy your whole day. It can hurt or sting, but it will pass.
Your first action – surround yourself with people that will support you and help you see the beauty around you and in you! These people will be your tribe and you’ll never want to let them go. I have a few people that are in my tribe that I cherish dearly and I would be lost without them.
Who do you have in your tribe? Tell me about them. I’d love to know how you’re supported day in and day out.