May 27, 2013

Do it for yourself! | 29

DAY 29
Focus on the possibility of positive outcomes
The mind must believe it CAN do something before it is capable of actually doing it.  The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.  Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.  Regardless of how a situation seems, focus on what you DO WANT to happen, and then take the next positive step forward.  No, you can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you react to things.  Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects – whether or not you’re happy and successful in the long run depends greatly on which aspects you focus on.  

Decide before hand how you want to react to things in life, then it is easier to follow that when it really does happen. And check in with your self-talk. It might need some adjustments from time to time for many of us.

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