Feeling like you’ve been too pessimistic lately? It’s not you; it’s your brain.
Every thought you have is a confirmation of a certain belief. The problem is not the thought. Thoughts are neutral. The problem is the emotional attachment we have to our thoughts.
For example: let’s look at the current economic situation and the aftermath of millions of people who are out of jobs. That’s an empirical data. It’s not a belief. It’s just a fact. Here is the catch. The level of optimism we can sustain during hardships fuels our success in life, not the other way around. When we face a situation that causes us to feel worried or fearful, we have two choices: to observe it As it Is, or to attach our belief systems to it. Let’s say person A and person B are both out of jobs at the moment. Person A has the belief system that Life always works out for them, and they are going to be okay no matter what. Person B has the belief system that Life is miserable, unfair, and the government is plotting against them to be poor and out of money. Can you guess who has a HIGHER possibility to figure out to make an income? You guessed it. Person A has the highest probability of applying for grants, find virtual gigs, apply for governmental funding, and receive money. Person B, on the other hand, most likely will stay closed off for finding new streams of income by affirming that “there is no money and the economy is collapsing.”
This example applies to all situations, and not just the current economic environment. The Universe always mirrors our beliefs. Yes, there is no guarantee that Person A will get rich while Person B stays poor, but let’s also consider what “rich” means. Being rich is not just about who much money we have in our bank, but ALSO how do we feel. Is your energy enriching? You know best. I hope this post inspires you to choose your thoughts carefully, and with intention, knowing that they not only affect your mood but also create your reality. ~ Your biggest cheerleader, Ana-Maria