Even though there are still two months to go before the new year, I don't think it's ever too early to start reviewing our accomplishments...and our mistakes...over the past few months. Taking stock is a popular term for this action and one that many companies, as well as inividuals, commonly use. But instead of taking stock of actions, and their results, perhaps we should take stock of our thoughts. What are we thinking, both positive and negative, and how are those thoughts impacting our daily lives? I, for one, would like to see the word "can't" removed from all language. It's just so negative. It's better to say, "I will try and see what happens" with no emphasis on the outcome. If it's good, we've done something positive. If it's not good, it's still positive because we've learned what not to do..what doesn't work for us. To me, that's a win-win situation. If we tell ourselves we can't do it, we're taking a defeatist attitude before we even begin! Thinking positivelty about something increases the chances of a positive outcome; thinking negatively produces a negative outcome. Like attracts like. So why do that to yourself? Why set yourself up for failure before you even begin? We encourage our children to try new things, yet we often don't encourage ourselves in the same loving way. We've all heard the saying, "change your thoughts and change your life." This is a law of nature and something we must practice at all times. How often have you said, I'll believe it when it see it"? How about changing it around to "I'll see it when I belive it"? It's so much more positive and reminds us that we can live a more fruitful and positive life by thinking and acting in ways that support us, not ones that will only serve to drag us down.
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