I love these 12 statements. All of them are true. They apply to all of us. If we were to read these every few days, think about them and put them into effect, our lives would be more efficient, happier, and more productive.
How much time do you spend worrying about yesterday, and/or other people’s opinions? Do you let these things, that you can’t do anything about, ruin your today? Or do you compare yourself to someone else? Our lives are all different, we’re on different paths, and also different speeds. What works for someone else, won’t necessarily work for you, and what works for you doesn’t for another person.
Most importantly, things change. They don’t stay the same. During difficult times this is a good thing to remember. But, it’s also true of the good times. Sometimes things just work, and sometimes they don’t – that’s life!
Are you too judgmental? Remember, when you are negative and judging, it says much more about you than it does about the person you are judging. Check your own behavior/habits before you judge another.
Overthinking (worrying) is something I excel at. And yes, most of what I worry about doesn’t come to pass. It also prevents me from accomplishing what I could be doing instead of overthinking things. Be aware when you do this, and try to curtail it. It doesn’t have any positive effect, and can lead to depression and anxiety.
Happiness doesn’t come from others, “things”, or “more”. It comes from yourself. This is one of the hardest things to remember. Our society tells us from a young age that happiness can be bought, or found in another. No, only you can make yourself happy!
Positivity comes from focusing on being positive. Seriously, it’s that easy. If you consciously reflect on the positive, it helps chase the negative away. Which leads to the next thing on the list – sharing smiles. Try to smile at other people. The cashier, the mailman, the person next to you at work. It doesn’t cost you a thing, and as science has proven, it makes you happier to simply smile. Along with smiling, try being kind. Ask others about themselves, be helpful. Again, it doesn’t cost you anything, and leaves you with a positive feeling.
One of the hardest things to remember is that failure isn’t quitting. If plan A doesn’t work, go to plan B. Think of how long it took others to invent a new anything. Think of all the failure that came before they finally got it right. If they had quit, the steam engine, telescope, etc. etc. would never have been invented. Failure is not quitting, stopping is quitting. Don’t stop.
And, last, but not least, what you put out into the world comes back to you. If you’re negative and judgmental, that’s what you’ll get back. If you worry too much and don’t find happiness within you, you won’t be happy. So, work on the positivity, the happiness, the kindness. Focus on your goals. Smile at others. Your life will change for the better.