VICTORY

How often do you focus on something that happened during the day that you didn’t like? You may have paused in your thoughts to chastise, scold, or reprimand yourself over this experience. As human beings we don’t like to make mistakes or do something other than what we intended so to correct this in the future we think about what happened over and over and over and over again in our minds. Thus creating a lot of “chatter” in our heads. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t think about correcting our past thoughts/actions/behaviors but instead of letting the internal drama take over and flooding our minds with negativity and regret why not try something else instead? Something that can have a profound impact in your life. Jack Canfield once said, “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” Positive thinking will lead to positive feelings which will contribute to positive actions. Likewise, focusing on only the negative will lead to feeling negatively and contribute to negative actions (or inaction). Ex: I can’t believe I said that! I’m so embarrassed. Which leads to feeling embarrassed, shame, regret – which then leads to my actions – what will these feelings motivate me to do? Hide? Not speak up next time? Avoid people? We will all have failures, lots of them. We’re human. We’re supposed to! So why not try this idea from Jack where he invites us to focus on our past successes instead of focusing only on our past negatives. … Continue reading VICTORY