As many of those who know me well, I’m a passionate guy. I love working on myself physically, mentally & spiritually. I’m far from having it all figured out & I tend to drop the ball all the time. I feel like I’m going backwards more often than forwards. I always try to exude confidence & assuredness but I have to be honest, I don’t always feel that way.
It’s a daily battle for me to stay positive & stay focused, to not get discouraged. There are many days I just want to “stop charging the hill” & take a break. I want to feel sorry for myself or I want to quit. I sometimes find myself thinking “what’s the point, it’s taking too long,” or “who am I to think I can…”
BUT, in those moments, I’m fighting harder to be more aware of those negative thoughts, to be more intentional & CHOOSE positive, affirming thoughts. It’s amazing how much negative we can say to ourselves, & I feel like I can be the worst at it.
The best way I am finding to “flip the switch” from negative, self-defeating thoughts is to be THANKFUL. I thank God, out loud, for my wife & kids, for the roof over our heads, for our health. I thank God for a passion to Know Him more. I’m thankful for good relationships & a loving & supporting family. I find when I consciously do this, the faster I get away from those negative thoughts & get that much closer to making the positive a habit in all areas of my life.
If life is throwing you a curveball, & if it’s not, it most certainly will, STOP & reflect on the things you have to be THANKFUL for.
Sincerely, I pray this blesses someone today…have an amazing Saturday !!!
#thankful #appreciative #blessed #edweidman