I keep coming back to this, because I keep having to start again and refresh the concerted effort to be and stay positive.
How things affect you really is dependent on your mood. If you have a positive outlook, then things won’t bother you as much and are less likely to enrage you.
I start the day by making sure to tell myself positive things about myself and my life. I also declare to myself (out loud) that I will have a good day and that I am a positive person. Again, it may seem silly, but it works.
I also have to be on guard against the negative thoughts or those imagined imaginings of how things will go wrong and other people will screw me over.
I have to stop myself and then again refuse to accept that negativity. I find that it is easy to get frustrated with the slow pace of positive change in my life.
This frustration can morph into negative thoughts and those negative thoughts can grow into a negative outlook.
That negative outlook comes with you everywhere and clouds your vision like dirty glasses. All you will see is dirt and filth, yet it is just in your own personal perception, not life itself.
I have to remind myself how far I have come and how close a year is to be free, not just debt free, but truly free, free to chart my path and go and do what I want, when I want.
It is this vision and it is my decision, my choice to be a positive person that keeps me going.
I chose to be someone who not only builds myself up but others around me as well, and that is someone I can be proud of, proud to be.
The question I ask you is: who will you be, and will you be proud to be them?
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!