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Things To Think About, Monday, October 29th, 2018

Do you want to be accountable?

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Happy Monday, or whatever Monday you choose.

Are you a prisoner of your thoughts? My son is infamous for his “What Ifs.” What if you get bitten by a spider? What if I did something terrible? What if a car hits us? “What Ifs” distract us from right now. It is a form of mental procrastination. Overthinking can make you feel trapped and not in control. However, who is really holding you captive? How you think about the situation determines your reality of the situation. Why should you hold on to your current thinking? Is it working for you? If not why do you want to hold on that mindset?

What could happen if you tried a new way of thinking?

But, and there is always a but – it is darkest before the storm. At some point, you reach the point of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. If you are willing to cut the cobwebs from your mind, you can really make a breakthrough. When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. What other ways can you strengthen yourself? Perhaps you can consider increasing your spiritual life. I practice mindfulness and find it very helpful to refocus on the now.

It is not easy to change, but it is also not impossible. When you are willing to take some responsibility for the role you play in your life, you can tap into your own strength. Who is around you? Sometimes a change of your surroundings or networking with others can give you a different perspective. A new view can also be helpful when you need to achieve clarity. Why not have lunch with a colleague you do not know well or try something new. Many local events can broaden your horizons.

What’s next? The change will happen whether you change or not. Seasons change and the unexpected can happen in the blink of the eye. A dear friend of mine almost lost sight in one eye. Can you imagine? That would have meant a complete change of lifestyle. Thankfully the eye is fully recovered. We are not always in control of what happens in our life, but we are in control of how we react to it. Sometimes life has you on the ropes raining down blows. Are you ready to roll with the punches?

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