Monday, January 9, 2017

5 Misconceptions about Life

Last year was a major eye-opener for me. I've really changed my mindset about things. Mainly, about life and how to live it. Everyday we are complaining about this or that in our lives or repeating false phrases out of angst. Today I'm going to set you straight!

 

Life is Hard
Life is not hard. Situations may test you. They may be difficult and require effort, focus, determination, and inner-strength to get through but life is not hard

I'm not that lucky
Don't get me wrong, there are times I slip up and hear myself still saying this. Some habits are hard to break. The point is, you are that lucky {whatever luck means to you} it's just that you need to believe it and know you deserve to have whatever it is that you want. I'm a huge believer {and practitioner} in manifesting what I want.

Life isn't fair
Oh but it is. I firmly believe that you reap what you sow. It may not be exact as an eye for an eye but everything comes full circle in some way. You were nice and paid it forward to someone just because, maybe later that day or in the week someone does the same for you.

Be the reason someone smiles today


Nice people finish last
How does this one even make sense? Sure sometimes things don't work out the way you wanted them to but that doesn't make it a bad thing. I've retrained myself to look at things in terms of this... or better. I can only see and do so much but the path before me, the bird's eye view, is so much larger. Maybe I missed out on a seemingly awesome job because there's something better on the horizon.

You reap what you sow or You get what you give {see above!}
This is 1000% true! If you're going to be negative and put that out into the universe, guess what? You're getting negativity back in spades. Ever wonder why when you stub your toe first thing in the morning, then you spill your coffee, then you miss the train/bus, etc. and your day just seems to get progressively worse - this is why. Flip your attitude from the first occurrence and those mishaps will roll right off your shoulders.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life
I'm not always the most positive person but I truly believe that if you're unhappy or don't like something then you need to change it. No one is going to give you the live of your dreams - except you!


5 comments :

  1. Attitude and mindset are such fascinating components of life. And everyone has a different idea about what luck or optimism looks like. It definitely keeps the world an interesting place!

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  2. See... I don't know if I totally agree with those statements, but I do believe that a big chunk of your reality is the way you choose to see it. I remember going to the airport, being pleasantly surprised at how easily I found a parking spot, and then because I was in a good mood, I noticed all the little positive things and ignored the negative ones. On another day, in a different mood, I could have had all the same experiences but chosen to pay attention to the negative ones (long TSA lines vs the fact that I had plenty of time to get through them so it wasn't stressful, etc).

    My personal opinion is that life isn't inherently fair or unfair, it's all just a series of random happenings. Sometimes you'll get what you "deserve" and others you won't. Some times are harder to get through than others and sometimes it's just your own mentality that's making it "hard." (I also have no problem calling something "hard" vs challenging or difficult; I feel like that's just syntax preference.) But I won't argue that or say that I'm right and you're wrong, because there's really no evidence for either stance. It's all in what you choose to believe!

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  3. I love this so much! All so true. If you look at the negative, that's all you're going to see. If you focus on the positive, life won't seem so rough.

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  4. Isn't it amazing how powerful the mind is and how a small mindset change can change EVERYTHING!

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  5. I agree, it's all about mindset. You're lucky if you think you're lucky. If you're always negative, you will only notice the negative and not the positive. Also, one of the things I'm working on for myself is to stop comparing my life, situations and outcomes with the life, situation and outcomes of others. THAT is what makes me negative and depressed all the time and it needs to stop.

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