There’s a lot to be said for positive thinking but it is a bit of a catch-22. When things go well naturally we feel on a high. Life feels good and we feel like we can take on anything. Positive thinking becomes forefront of our mind and the laws of attraction (if they do exist) start to kick in.
The last few weeks have been good weeks.
I’ve had small successes such as finishing the first draft of my book, being published on a well known, popular website and I’ve made peace with myself. These few little things have had a profound affect on my mindset and have made me grateful for the hard work and focus that I’ve been putting in.
On the other hand, when things don’t go right, when everything turns pear shaped so does our thinking. We begin listening believing that doubting, nasty voice in our heads telling us we are no good and laughing when something doesn’t go to plan. We get focused on the negatives and feel like everything is such a heavy load to bare.
I don’t really have the answer on how to turn things around when things go wrong. Believe me I’ve been there. There have been days when I’ve been ready to throw the towel in and just go back to bed hoping I’d never wake up again, but there’s something that always keeps me going. I have no idea what. Maybe it’s stupidity, maybe just my stubbornness inherited from both my parents (double whammy there) or perhaps it’s just because of the old adage ‘life must go on‘. I don’t know. But what I do know is that all the struggles, all the stress, all the weight of the world can be shaken off with one or two good things that happen.
And I’m there right now and enjoying it while it lasts. Because as we all know life is one crazy roller-coaster and the thing in control is so much bigger than you or I. It is some demented clown at the controls, his evil laugh echoing through the sound waves as he watches us twist and turn, cry and scream and then belly laugh with pure joy and exhilaration.
Some ride it is!
Where are you at the moment on the roller-coaster of life?