One of the quotes that has been getting my repeated attention lately is:
“If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree.” – Jim Rohn
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The way I see it, it doesn’t just apply to a physical place, but also a mental one, an emotional one.
I used to think that I couldn’t change myself, my thoughts or attitudes that I disliked about myself. I used to be a super negative person – a true pessimist – and I HATED it. Until one day not too long ago I decided to cut the crap and just change! Admittedly, this hasn’t been the easiest of tasks; it takes a lot of willpower, but I’ve become a much happier and positive person in the past year – so much so that I decided to share the positivity by starting this blog!
There are still times where a negative thought/worry/anxiety will creep up into my head, but I’ve developed tools to stop them in their tracks and it has seriously made all the difference.
This year has been all about reinventing myself, rethinking my path and finding the confidence to follow my dreams.
I am creating myself. More so re-creating myself into someone I want to be. Here’s the cool part: you can too! If there’s something you don’t like about yourself, you can change it! Just as long as you know that you’re a beautiful person just the way you are, and that changing something about yourself is about improving upon an already great thing as is, it’s not about criticizing and/or putting yourself down.
Working on myself is something I’m choosing to do because I am aware that I was a negative person, and that being that way had consequences; mostly I was just bringing more negativity into my life by projecting those kinds of thoughts out into the world. I wanted to change that, and I’m giving it my best shot.
So far, each day it gets easier to be positive and I’m inviting more of that positivity into my life!
Moral of the story
You can change everything and anything you want about yourself by changing this: your attitude.
I’m thinking about expanding on this topic and writing a blog post – kind of like a how-to – about becoming a more positive person. Is that something you’d be interested in? If so, comment below, tweet at me or reach out on any of my social media and let me know you’re into this idea!