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January 8, 2018

Positive Vs Negative Mindset

This year my husband, David, and I decided that things are going to be different! We are going to have a positive mindset! We are going to focus more on all the positive in our life instead of harping on the negative.

Positive and Peaceful Mindset

I’m not going to lie, last year was a complete struggle for us! We moved away to Seattle leaving our family behind in Houston. We were at peace and knew this was the right path for us, we were guided to Seattle. Once we figured out that was where we were supposed to move a while back, we were so excited! We couldn’t help but look for places to live, research the cost of living, find things to do, and fall in love with it nearly 2 years before we even moved. However, even though we knew we belonged here in Seattle, once we got here… we were lost.

We didn’t have jobs yet, and we had no furniture in our place. It was just us and our two pups. We enjoyed our freedom from working for others and reconnected to each other. Unfortunately, out of fear and negative thinking, we started frantically looking for jobs shortly after and took what we could get. Don’t get me wrong, we are thankful for these jobs, they are just not what we wanted. Things we were trying to get away from back in Houston hit us again when we got here. The negative, fear-driven, train came in full force and we lost sight of everything we wanted in life. We could see it, physically see it, but could no longer think of a way to get there.

It took a co-worker of mine hounding me for weeks to read the book You Are a BADASS How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life by Jen Sincero to figure out how lost we really became over the year. At the beginning, I really thought this was just like any other self-help book. Full of mumbo jumbo and woo-woo things. The longer I read it the more I realized what was different about 2016 and the present.

We because negative and fearful – especially me! I cried most nights terrified that if we didn’t find jobs soon we would either be homeless or have to move back to Houston! I was willing to do whatever and take whatever job I could to make sure that didn’t happen. From there life just continued to roll on, and by the end of the year, we were no closer to our next goal.

So I am sure you are wondering what the difference between 2016 and 2017 was, right? Well, it was our mindset! All through 2016 we talked positively, we were focused, and we didn’t let everyone’s negativity about moving to Seattle pull us down! 2016 we not only saved enough to move but went to Vegas and paid a visit to Seattle to make sure we liked it! 2017… I talked on and on about how I didn’t want to go back to Houston, I didn’t want to be a failure, I was always afraid. Stuck in a constant state of negativity and no longer focused on our future goals.

To make a long story short, everything we want out of life revolves around our mindset. The brain is the most powerful weapon we have! If you know what you want, decide on it, focus on it, and then let it go knowing it will happen. Know that God, The Universe, The Vortex, Source Energy, whatever you want to call it, is bringing it to you! Choose to be positive in a negative world! Choose to either walk away when people are being negative and dramatic or chime in with something positive! It’s all up to you!

This year I choose to be BRAVE! To do things that scare me but do them anyway because it doesn’t matter what others think. I choose to be positive and no longer let the negativity around affect me!

What do you choose?

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I look forward to building new relationships

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This year my husband, David, and I decided that things are going to be different! We are going to have a positive mindset! We are going to focus more on all the positive in our life instead of harping on the negative.

Positive and Peaceful Mindset

I’m not going to lie, last year was a complete struggle for us! We moved away to Seattle leaving our family behind in Houston. We were at peace and knew this was the right path for us, we were guided to Seattle. Once we figured out that was where we were supposed to move a while back, we were so excited! We couldn’t help but look for places to live, research the cost of living, find things to do, and fall in love with it nearly 2 years before we even moved. However, even though we knew we belonged here in Seattle, once we got here… we were lost.

We didn’t have jobs yet, and we had no furniture in our place. It was just us and our two pups. We enjoyed our freedom from working for others and reconnected to each other. Unfortunately, out of fear and negative thinking, we started frantically looking for jobs shortly after and took what we could get. Don’t get me wrong, we are thankful for these jobs, they are just not what we wanted. Things we were trying to get away from back in Houston hit us again when we got here. The negative, fear-driven, train came in full force and we lost sight of everything we wanted in life. We could see it, physically see it, but could no longer think of a way to get there.

It took a co-worker of mine hounding me for weeks to read the book You Are a BADASS How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life by Jen Sincero to figure out how lost we really became over the year. At the beginning, I really thought this was just like any other self-help book. Full of mumbo jumbo and woo-woo things. The longer I read it the more I realized what was different about 2016 and the present.

We because negative and fearful – especially me! I cried most nights terrified that if we didn’t find jobs soon we would either be homeless or have to move back to Houston! I was willing to do whatever and take whatever job I could to make sure that didn’t happen. From there life just continued to roll on, and by the end of the year, we were no closer to our next goal.

So I am sure you are wondering what the difference between 2016 and 2017 was, right? Well, it was our mindset! All through 2016 we talked positively, we were focused, and we didn’t let everyone’s negativity about moving to Seattle pull us down! 2016 we not only saved enough to move but went to Vegas and paid a visit to Seattle to make sure we liked it! 2017… I talked on and on about how I didn’t want to go back to Houston, I didn’t want to be a failure, I was always afraid. Stuck in a constant state of negativity and no longer focused on our future goals.

To make a long story short, everything we want out of life revolves around our mindset. The brain is the most powerful weapon we have! If you know what you want, decide on it, focus on it, and then let it go knowing it will happen. Know that God, The Universe, The Vortex, Source Energy, whatever you want to call it, is bringing it to you! Choose to be positive in a negative world! Choose to either walk away when people are being negative and dramatic or chime in with something positive! It’s all up to you!

This year I choose to be BRAVE! To do things that scare me but do them anyway because it doesn’t matter what others think. I choose to be positive and no longer let the negativity around affect me!

What do you choose?

  1. Tina Ricketts

    January 8th, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Definitely choosing to be BRAVE and POSITIVE! Thanks for sharing Kayla!

  2. KaylaGrey

    January 9th, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Absolutely! Go for it, Tina! I would much rather be BRAVE and POSITIVE then regret not doing something I really wanted to!

  3. Marquette LaRee

    January 9th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Having a positive mindset makes so much difference! All the difference!! You can do this!!

  4. KaylaGrey

    January 10th, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, Marquette it so does!!! Drowning in the negativity leaves me feeling too exhausted to do anything else! I don’t like that!!!

  5. Misty C

    January 10th, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Having a positive mindset it SOOOOO important! And it’s crazy how easy it is to NOT have one. Keep crushin’ it girl!

  6. KaylaGrey

    January 10th, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks, Misty! It’s so easy to get caught up in the negativity… especially when it is in the workplace! I have just decided that I am not going to get entangled in it anymore! Negativity can take a hike!

  7. chicandgrace

    January 12th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I can relate, and it is hard to be brave and positive somethings, but with the right mindset like you said, it cam be done. I will have to read that book.

  8. KaylaGrey

    January 14th, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Oh yes! Such a good book!! It seriously changed my life and way of thinking!

  9. Stella Kelsie Throop

    January 12th, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I totally relate to the tough year and the negative mindset that can take hold so easily!! Here’s to a positive 2018!! You got this, girl!!

  10. KaylaGrey

    January 14th, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Cheers girlie!! We’re going to crush this year!! 😀

  11. Joanna M

    January 15th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    It can be hard to stay positive. Thanks!

  12. KaylaGrey

    January 15th, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    So hard, but it is so important too! I don’t want that negativity to run my life anymore!

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Meet Kayla!

The basics

married 5yrs to my best friend

coffee lover

pumpkin obsessed!

Pretzel enthusiast

utterly obsessed with owls

im a writer

love movies!

drink of choice is coffee with bailey's or amaretto

love to travel

I look forward to building new relationships

total bookworm!

crazy about lists

cannot stand bent pages! OCD!

total foodie

fitness crazed! love barre & yoga!

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