Your ONLY job is to make the best of it, regardless of what “it” is! A good subtitle, but long, would be: OR: You Gotta Be As Willing To Argue For Your Forward Motion As Much as You Did For Your Limitations. Whew! Long, but worth it! Are you? Are you among those who set their intention to have a best-possible life experience by choosing to intentionally manage your focus? Simplified, sure, but really that’s the root of it, isn’t it?
How is it, anyway, that we come to, as a habit, make the worst of things, or to play up things not going right? It all springs from good intentions. For example: your neighbor goes to the new restaurant and has a meal that isn’t up to snuff. When they see you, they tell you about it. Why? Because they don’t want you to go there and have a bad experience. Their intentions are good. But what happens then is that it can become a practiced habit of thought and word to look for things to be warned about. There’s that, then of course all the things our parents warned us about and so many other things like that. So we just got trained, like those around us, to point out things going wrong. So really, it’s about training ourselves as much as we can, whenever we can, to intentionally be an optimist. Or to focus intentionally on the things that go well. How do you think your life would be better if you intentionally made the best of it, regardless of what “it” is? In what area do you “awfulize” things, events or people in your life? What one thing could you do to soften something related to that? Perhaps understanding that they are only doing the best they can to figure it out as they go along just like the rest of us? Perhaps apply that to yourself about something?