“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain
This is one of the most powerful quotes that I have ever read! This is worry wrapped up on a silver platter and shown in plain truth. Fact is, many of us live a life worrying about a bunch of different stuff, and to make matters worse; we do it simultaneously. We let past problems and future concerns ruin the present time. It often leaves us anxious, worried, pissed off, and depressed.
If you do a simple Internet search for how many thoughts a typical human has a day, you will be surprised that it sits around 6,000-7,000! Here is where it gets even a little bit more insane. According to research conducted by the National Science Foundation, 80% of those thoughts are negative. So, according to what we just read, we walk around in a negative state pretty much all the time. I don’t know about you, but that is not me. I do not like negative. This does not mean that I am oblivious to the harsh realities of the world. But, I choose what affects me and what doesn’t. I choose to look at things in a positive light rather than from the Negative Nancy side. It brings you down, and it brings everyone around you down. And no one wants to be around the negatives.
Your mind is the greatest make-or-break asset/liability you have. If your mind is not right, then your world around you will crumble. To keep the mind on track and working for the good, you need feed it well. What you read, see, listen to, people you interact with, food you eat, your physical activity will all determine your mood, your mindset, your attitude, and your stress level. There is not a one thing that will cure it all. It is a process and requires multiple avenues of good things going into that brain and body of yours.
Start small and make the changes that need to be made for a strong and powerful mindset. As I have said before, and will say again, you are responsible for ONLY one step at a time. The rest will fall into place. While this remarkable journey is taking place remember what your brain will naturally do. And that is worry! You will hear, “what are you doing, you cannot do this, this is not for you,” so on and so on. These little voices are the culprits for stopping many people achieving greatness. You have the choice to see things for what they are and put either a negative spin on things or a positive one. Please choose wisely and rise above the terrible things in life that will actually never happen.