What does that mean!?
Often times we have a tendency to make too much of something that comes up in our day rather than letting it come and go like a ticker tape across our TV screens. And once it’s gone it’s forgotten.
We can sabotage our entire day because something goes sideways in the morning and from that point on we decide to “have a bad day” or determine, “nothing is going right for me today.” Why do we do this? I believe it’s because it’s the path of least resistance. Let’s be honest; it’s a whole lot easier being negative than it is positive. Don’t believe me?
Try this experiment: This is going to take a bit of effort and awareness, but it’s worth it. Decide to carry a small notebook in your pocket with a pencil or pen all day. Make a mental note that you’re going to write down every time you take part in a conversation with someone else and you’re negative. It could be as simple as: “Man, the weather is miserable today.” Or “Traffic was terrible coming in to work.” Or “People are so stupid out on the road” (I personally get this one a lot). Maybe, “This world is in shambles, I feel sorry for the kids today.” I think you get the idea.
At the end of the day count up how many times something negative came out of your mouth. You may be surprised.
A result – traffic, your hairstyle, your bosses attitude, etc. – isn’t good or bad. It just is. Another words, a spade is a spade.