What if? -The two words that can empower us or destroy us, depending upon the words that form the questions right after them…
Reminder to self: Don’t play the NEGATIVE “What If” game. It immediately starts to waste valuable time, energy, and focus. It promotes worry, anxiety, stress, FEAR, and needless pain. It makes you over-think ANY situation. Do not adopt the perception that your life has been something to regret in ANY way. Instead, look at all you have been through as a blessing in disguise, and as something necessary to have experienced, in order to have expanded into who, what, why, where, and how you ARE, today!
To live a life of no regrets, utilize your valuable time, energy, attention, and focus, in a way that will help and empower you! If you find yourself going down the negative, fear-based road to “What If”, start looking at all of the things you have to be grateful for. Flip it, and play the POSITIVE “What If” game! Focus and concentrate on gratitude at the start of each day. Make a mental list of every little thing that is going right in your life. You will be amazed at how quickly your focus and your mood will transform. When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. Up-leveling perspectives immediately begins to up-level our realities. Thoughts creates feelings, and our feelings trigger thoughts to perpetuate and support those feelings. Set yourself up with a daily, consistent gratitude practice at the VERY BEGINNING of each day! When we win the morning, we win the entire day-it’s all about momentum.
Through a shift towards gratitude, you will be able to focus on what you need to do instead of worrying about stressful, overwhelming, anxiety-inducing things that will most likely never transpire.
All we have experienced in this life has been to shoot us onto a trajectory that points us in the direction of expanding into our greatest opportunities for maximum personal gain, wealth in ALL areas of life, and abundance. WE ARE CREATORS, HERE TO CREATE.
This life hasn’t been happening TO you. This life, ALL of it, has been happening FOR you. Maybe you just haven’t realized it, YET.
Today I will not play the NEGATIVE “What If” game and worry about all the things that could go wrong. Instead, I will focus on the things going right in my life and the things I have to be grateful for. I will create a mental time line of my life, acknowledging the difficulties, traumas, challenges, and struggles I have experienced, and realize the lessons learned at each of these seasons in my life, which have made me stronger, wiser, better, and more valuable to others and myself because of my experiences.
Neil Strauss appeared on Impact Theory to explain about how we can transform through gratitude:
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our realities.