While people can be categorized in numerous ways, most people fit into one of two groups: Those who focus on the negative aspects of their lives and those that try to look at the positive.
Life is hard for everyone. Trouble lurks around every corner along our journey to wherever our goals are. And through that journey, there are two major options to take when looking at how your journey has been.
You can either focus much of your memory on the mistakes you made, the bad choices you took, and the negative personalities you had to deal with.
Or you can appreciate the progress you have made despite those shortcomings and negativity that surrounded you.
Great people in the past also had those two options. Had they resigned to looking at the bleakness that discouraged their progress, their names would only have been remembered by their friends and family, and forgotten once they reached the grave.
So whenever a negative thought crosses your mind, find something positive to throw your attention on to keep on moving.
Life is no smoothly paved road on which you simply walk from point A to point B with no worries. It’s an adventure.
It’s a journey of surprises; some good and some bad. And along that journey there are potholes, cliffs, ravines, jungles, forests, and steep slopes.
Sometimes you fall into a deep pit that seems impossible to get out of. And sometimes a steep slope surprises you along the path you originally drew out for yourself.
That destination – your goal, dream, and hopes – is still there. You just haven’t made it there yet.
So when you are at the bottom of a pit, or find yourself falling down a steep slope, look in the direction of your destination and remember why you took off for that journey in the first place.
Then pick yourself back up and keep moving.
We all walk around through life with kites strapped to our wrists. Big shiny wonderfully colored and brilliantly designed kites.
These kites are our mood and feelings of self-worth and self-appreciation. And, as kites are, they don’t just take flight on their own.
Yes, wind is needed for them to fly, and they definitely do better when the weather is more pleasant. But the world around us is not the only thing that decides if our kites will fly.
We also have a major impact in how high those kites fly. If the wind isn’t strong enough, run. If the wind is too strong, loosen it up a bit.
Those aspects that we control are our own self-motivation. That inner drive that we find and discover – and rediscover when lost – that pushes us to run and run some more when the weather isn’t enough to push our mood and feeling of self-worth high enough.
So as you wake up this morning, find that drive you need to let your own kite fly high.
There are some days when you not only feel lazy or tired, but so utterly disgusted that you feel like you can’t even try to push yourself to get up and do whatever it is you have to do.
Those days when the whole world around you disgusts you and you just feel nauseous from the idea of even doing anything.
And yet deep in your mind there is something telling you that you have to.
At those moments you have to dig deep in yourself to find that special drive – that special push – to get out there.
You have to find some reason that is worth getting out of that bed for. Some reason or purpose to go do what you got to do.
So if you are reading this and you don’t have that enthusiasm to get out there and you feel disgusted from the world around you, then dig into yourself and find that drive that you need.