Updated: Mar 10, 2020
I’ve recently written a post on ‘3 Simple steps to change a negative thought to a positive one’ which can be ready here.
However, in this post, we are behind our why!? I’ve encountered negative feelings every single day. Sometimes I could overcome them and sometimes were overwhelming. Often, I caught myself justifying my feelings and believed that I was perfect, and the other person needed to change. I remember thinking – “I am happy thinking negative because that puts the onus on others – they did this to me & I am a victim in this situation. So why should I change? Why should I be the bigger person?” I had the tools in hand, awareness of my thoughts but not the intention to change. At that moment, I’ve stopped forcing myself to change and first went on a pursuit of my ‘WHY’.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” - Simon Sinek
So, here’s my why!
I realized that the way I think has a lot to do about the way I feel about myself. My negative thoughts affected me. Thinking negative about others made me feel low about myself at the end of the day. In other words, my self-esteem was low and the reasons for it was me!
“If unlimited success is your goal, looking outside of yourself is a strategic error. The most important lesson you must understand is that you are 100 percent responsible for your life – the good and the bad" - Jack Canfield
Loving yourself, being happy and good to yourself, are expressions of being happy. This attitude would also increase your self-confidence, your courage, and inner strength. What motivates you to move in the right direction? It’s different for everyone. Is it happiness or relationships or self-esteem or health or something else?
Write below in the comments section with your thoughts.