A while back I signed up for Oprah’s Thought for Today newsletter. This quote came in back in 2013 and made me smile. It also 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 I’m a “glass half empty” kind of person. If my whole mindset is that of a pessimist, I will think that everything is going to go wrong. I’ll think that things will never go the way I want or dream of and life is just going to be stagnant. And I’m going to be honest, I used to be this way. When I was young, I went through a major depression and 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. Don’t get me wrong, though, I’m not perfect. I still have moments when things aren’t going my way and I get sad, or angry, or frustrated. But I have a great support system around me to help me bounce back.
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.