Some say there’s an answer for everything and a reason for everything. But some things don’t have answers and there’s no reason behind why others happen. But they do happen. And when they do, you may feel like you’re losing control. How did I get myself into this mess? How am I going to fix this?
But stop and think for a second. Is it really the mess you thought it was? Putting everything in perspective, is the bad really so bad and does it outweigh the good? If you can get out of your head for long enough, step outside yourself, you’ll see that it’s usually not. It’s like playing ping pong – when the ball lands in your court you just hit it right back to the other side. As soon as you begin feeling like you’re losing control, remember that it’s all just a big game and that you have control over the match!
If you wake up every day and the predominant thought you think is I am a successful actor, singer, poet, dancer, acrobat, doctor, fill in the blank, eventually that thought prevails and you become that which you have been thinking. Of course, you have to actually believe in yourself first– but that’s a different article altogether.
A friend once told me his mantra was “Strong Mind”. He’d repeat it over and over again until it sunk in. Choose a mantra, a slogan or a phrase. Repeat it over and over and over again so that it seeps into you. Think it, see it, believe it, do it. Make yourself a winner in any and every challenge you face. Because it’s true what they say about repetition. The more you repeat a phrase, the more you’ll actually start believing it’s true. So instead of repeating the negatives, repeat the positives for a change. And see how far they’ll take you!
Give yourself that reason to keep going. Give yourself that reason to look past everything that may stand in your way. Let your experiences make you a stronger person, a fighter. And know that if you allow yourself to think about what you want enough, that thing will become yours. And one day it won’t seem so unattainable. Allow yourself to dream really really really big! Then sit back and watch those dreams come to life.