I really believe so much of how we experience life (and the opportunities we create for ourselves) is down to our attitude.
Every one has a sob story. Everyone can give a list of reasons of why their life is shit or why opportunities slip them by. There’s always someone else who is richer, smarter, or better positioned.
When we view life with a poor-me attitude we will create a poor-me reality. It’s really that simple.
It’s not that our pain or suffering isn’t real (or trivial) but more that we have a CHOICE over how much we suffer.
That is the hardest pill to swallow.
The biggest obstacle in life is ourself… Our beliefs, our self-destruction, our self-defeating attitudes.
We create the fears and the size of our burdens.
We decide how we carry them – whether they become victim stories or survivor stories. We decide.
It’s just when we’re in the thick of pain, when things are so bleak it’s impossible to see that we are in control.
We (and that persistent voice inside our head) are behind the steering wheel – and steering how we process our experiences.
When we are “reactive” we don’t see that.
We don’t see we have the power to flip the switch.
…I don’t mean to make light of it – but there are tools available to us when we don’t know how, but we must have the nerve and belief in the possibility to turn things around.
That if we reach out for help, we may actually receive help.
Einstein said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
The same goes for happiness.
You either believe happiness is something that happens “to you”, or something within you.