You see, that's where my life started to take a turn! I started realizing that thinking positive is one thing and accepting negative experiences and growing out of it is another. Please note that I am not suggesting in any way that one must not think positively nor am I advising to think negatively. All I am saying is that there will be times, unpleasant ones, something that may make you feel lost/betrayed/helpless but it's YOU who needs to decide for how long do you want to let that situation impact you.
I know I know it's easier said than done! I get it! But do you have a better way to deal with it? People lose jobs, promotion opportunities are lost, friends betray, we lose our loved ones but what stays, is the hope that we will survive. It's just a bend, not the end. Get up! Dust yourself up and start walking and then eventually running towards your goal for the better you.
Neale Donald Walsch
These are some of the influencers you must know about if you are keen to know how I changed my perception about things that kept me tangled to my own cloudy thought process. Okay, as promised in my earlier blog, I will share a few steps that I took in order to change my mindset.
I downloaded Podcast Player. It's available on Play Store for Android users as well as on App Store for Apple users. The time that I used to spend listening to music while traveling was efficiently replaced with Podcasts. My personal favorite is 7 Good Minutes with Clyde Lee Dennis, the link for which is written below:
As the name suggests, each of these podcasts lasts for not more than 7 minutes. I think we all can afford to spend that much time a day if the results are going to be everlasting. For now, start by listening to 1-2 podcasts of your choice (see whichever title attracts your attention) and then gradually increase the numbers depending on the time available. I know that everyone is asking about different sitcoms that air on Netflix, new movies are getting released, your favorite artist is coming up with a new song and you need to listen to it 100 times a day but! But 7 minutes? Can we spare that much time to relax our minds? All you need to do is close your eyes and listen to these wise men and women.
You practice this exercise for now and I will be coming back with other ideas in the upcoming blogs!