“You can't be fearful and grateful simultaneously” ~Tony Robbins
Where does your time go?
How much time do you waste complaining?
How much time do you spend fixated on “lack”?
How much of your time and money is spent in pursuit of --things--?
It’s easy to get caught fixating on THAT NEXT NECESSARY THING.
It’s too easy to fret and cuss about perceived failures.
The FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) is PANDEMIC.
THE ROOT OF DISTRACTION, FEAR, and UNDERPERFORMANCE is
Dissatisfaction. Want. Longing.
Gratitude is the path away from noise.
How many things do you think you need?
How many friends do you really need?
How many likes or shares will make your dreams come true?
Gratitude recenters your attention.
Move away from QUANTITY.
Remind yourself of QUALITY.
It’s amazing how much you DON’T need.
It’s amazing how simple life can be.
This binary assessment underpins every moment of our waking existence.
Consciously and unconsciously, our bodies and our minds are passing judgement.
Unfortunately, imbalance, unhappiness, longing, and dislike activate us. Often, activation based on want and negativity (imbalance) result in reflexive and impulsive behaviors. Instant gratification. Under informed haste.
Fortunately, you have a significant amount of control over your reaction to stimuli.
You can choose to feel BALANCE, just as you choose to feel IMBALANCE.
Happiness is a choice.
Calm is a choice.
Gratitude is the key to this choice.
No matter the situation.
You can choose to focus on the good. You can fabricate infinite reasons for gratitude.
Life, simply, is perspective.
The benefit of choosing calm over angst is simple:
When you choose calm. You navigate your way through life.
When you choose angst. LIFE HAPPENS TO YOU.
This may seem simple. This may seem impossible.
I can tell you one thing for certain:
It takes practice.
Your brain is wired for Survival. To fight or fly.
But, if you want the most from your life…
You have to transcend survival mode.
Realizing your control over your perspective is just the beginning.
Opportunities for choice will begin to reveal themselves all around you.
The art of choice and intentional living can eliminate the noise.
Practicing intentionality reduces the time lost on complaints, bitterness, and want--replacing those negative mindsets with the cultivated recognition of personal power.
Willful gratitude won’t only make your life more pleasant.
It will make you more effective.
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