Its what you think that matters. What you want, how you feel, what direction you want to go in. The decision is yours. It does not belong to your Aunt Matilda or Uncle Frank. It doesn’t even belong to your best friend or your boss. It belongs to you; it’s what feels right to you; what resonates deep inside your heart.
Make that decision for yourself based on what your gut tells you. Don’t let those “gremlins” those negative thoughts that can make their way into your mind decide for you either- keep them out.
So do you…jump to conclusions? Are you quick to make judgement calls before you have all the facts; often getting upset about a situation or person, when there’s no reason to be? Do you automatically assume the worst without taking the time to think it through and listen to another person’s explanation, and instead talk over them about how bad something is?
Why not take a little time, the next time a similar situation occurs, to stop, to remain calm, and to listen before forming an opinion or talking over another?
You may just find that what has happened is to your benefit. You just might find sound reason in the words of another.
But to do that, you must keep your feet planted firmly on the ground and not “jump” to conclusions!
Enjoy your Saturday! Do something nice for yourself today. Or, even better, do something nice for somebody else.
Go watch a sunrise (or sunset). Go to a park with the kids. Get outside if you can and just take it all in. It’s relaxing. It’s fun. It will make you smile.
If you want to mop the kitchen floor I can pretty much guarantee the floor will still be there when you get home. It won’;t get up and run away if you don’t get to it first thing. But you may miss that spectacular sunset. You may miss those beautiful flowers. You may miss that “ahah!” moment that the kitchen floor will never give you.
Surround yourself with like minded people- people who support your goals and lift you up with their smiles and actions- like this guy here- just look at his warm smile.
When you say “I’d like to do this- it would mean a lot to me” well, you’d like to hear “Hey, that’s a great idea,”and not “Nah- that’s a dumb idea- I wouldn’t do it.” And then you feel your heart sink as well as your spirits.
Okay, the truth is that you may never get all of your friends and family to agree with you, but if almost everyone you associate with disagrees with everything you want to do then it may be time to bring new friends into your circle. Like minded friends who support your goals. Friends that you can feel comfortable with discussing your dreams with- and not people who think you’re wrong constantly.
Why not try a “meet up” group online? There are many groups out there with people just ready to say “Oh yeah you can.” You just need to reach out. See the difference having positive, like minded friends in your life can make.