Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to change your circumstances?

It is much easier to change your thoughts than your circumstances. It is not what happen is bad, it is the meanings we assign to this what happen make this bad, good or neutral. Anytime when something is happen to you, you automatically think this is good, this is bad or this is neutral.

Simple example. There is a spring and five workdays was nice warm and sunny weather. You have thought all the time that during the weekend you will ride bicycle. On Friday evening you watching the weather forecast and there is information that weekend will be rainy and cloudy. Now is the tipping point. You can be angry and even write a post on facebook complaining that always raining during the weekend. Your bad feeling make your weekend really bad, and you will not relax and you will go to work next week in bad mood. So you will work slower and probably make some errors and so on. In the other hand when you think that on spring weather forecasts very often do not work perfectly. So maybe it is still some chance for good weather. Even if it will rain thanks to that all plants start to grow and become green. Fresh light green is so wonderful in spring. There is a saying "there is no bad weather, only bad clothing". You can still enjoy your bike tour just put on rain jacket. Have the circumstances changed? No, you just changed the way you interpret them?

In many cases circumstances are not the real problem. They are problem as long as you focus on it as a problem. Only thing you need changing is your perception of the circumstances.

David Brinkley said:
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
Don't waste your time to blaming circumstances. You can even reverse the situation but you have to want, and change will begin from inside not outside.

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