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.
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?