We’ve all done it!

When things are going so well in our lives, we begin to feel paranoid as if something is about to go down. We’ve become so accustomed to hoping for the best  but expecting the worst. Some of us have dealt with a lot, so it’s natural for us to think that whatever good happens in our lives, it’s only temporary. We have to train our thought pattern into believing that we deserve long-lasting happiness and joy. It may be difficult for a lot of us for a number of reasons. However, if we get rid of these five negative thoughts, we can get back on track to living life with a more positive mindset.

Not good enough–  Thinking you’re not good enough is one of those self-critical annoyances that pop up when fear takes place. YOU ARE good enough, but you’ll never know unless you try. At least, if things don’t work out, you cannot say that you didn’t try. Everything starts with a try. It’s all about being less self- critical and more confident. Remember why you got inspired in the first place. Stick with that thought and let it take you as far as you need to.

Perfection– Perfection is an illusion and instead of trying to become it, try being better than you were the day before. Being perfect means you have reached the ultimate goal in all aspects of your life. Every day when we wake up, we are learning something new, reaching a goal and striving to do or be better. We go to work to make more money. We eat healthier and workout to be more fit. We go to school to learn and become smarter. What would the world be like if everyone was “perfect”? There would be no thrill, no passion, and nothing to look forward to. Just enjoy progressing in life.

Comparisons to other people- I stress this a lot because I’ve been guilty of it a time or two. This goes along the lines of thinking you’re not good enough. There’s never a need to feel like you have to “carbon copy”, because what works for them works for THEM. Embrace YOU and find what makes YOU unique and special. The world needs originality and folks that STAND OUT. Concentrate on what you can do or be, not on what others do or be.

You can do it all- Maybe you can but the last thing you’d want to do is overwhelm yourself with so many projects. Focusing on one idea/project at a time will help you not only to complete what you’ve started but your brain works with your body and your emotions when it’s not filled with too many thoughts about numerous projects that would otherwise cause anxiety.

Finding Excuses – An excuse is always found between where we are and where we need to be. Once we figure out why we haven’t gotten where we need to be, find the strength inside of you to push that excuse out the way so you can make room towards your journey.

Lakia Nichole
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