Before MKE, things tended to spiral out of control…to the down side. Something unfortunate would occur, perhaps my fault/perhaps not…but I would fixate on the setback. I would be seeking to blame someone else.
Because my mind became preoccupied with being upset and focused on the negative, I would notice other things that weren’t ideal either. It would progressively become a spiral of doom! Before one knows it, the whole day took on a crappy flavor. At that point I wasn’t a nice person to be around, or a very productive person.
Now I understand this was all my choice.
A month or so into the program, I realized I need to accept what is and focus my mindset on the positive.
As we learned the Law of Substitution and the Law of Dual Thought, I realize that any time something strikes me as a negative, I need to dismiss it or reframe it. But certainly not dwell on it.
Now I’m immediately trying to discover:
A. Is it real or imagined? If imagined I just dismiss it.
B. If it is real, how I can I reframe it to something positive, and deal with it appropriately.
Maybe I’d still have bad hours, but no longer bad days. The dominoes aren’t continuing to fall, because I chose to stop the progression.
In scroll 5 of the Greatest Salesman, we are now repeating: “I live this day as though it is my last.” Time is the most precious resource that we have.
Working diligently on no longer having any bad hours. A few minutes here and there are OK…but only while I’m in the process of shifting it to a virtuous cycle of uplifting growth.
Often times people are startled by my response when they ask how I’m doing. Now I have a pat answer…”I’m wonderful, it’s always a choice.”
Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate!