Okay, so now is definitely a time for me to practice pivoting. I am feeling some strong negative emotion, and this indicates that there is something off in my focus, in other words, that I have been focusing on what I don’t want instead of what I do want.
So what is it I want?
I want to feel peaceful. I want to feel excited. I want to enjoy what I am doing. I want to enjoy my collaborations and interactions with others. I want to enjoy people’s company. I want to feel free to express myself as I am, and to continue to expand in new ways, and enjoy the liberation as I gain new skills and grow confident in my new expanded self.
Yes. This feels good. I like that. Because there was definitely some crud going on in my brain, and it didn’t look these positive thoughts.
I have been paying special attention lately to the negative programs in my head. I am noticing them when they start to take over. Suddenly, I will find myself in a negative space, such as resigned or angry. When I have examined my brain at these times, there is always some funky, negative thought behind that. Right now, I’m thinking of the following stinkers:
- “You have no choice”
- “Why bother? It won’t work”
- “There’s nothing you can do”
All of these negative thoughts have the yucky residue of resignation on them. It’s a pessimistic, “why bother” mentality that leads to inaction, passivity, and dissatisfaction. And sometimes anger. No fun.
I am seeing my own power to choose my focus. I am doing it right now:
I wish to be lit up, inspired, and joyous (!). I wish to feel empowered and excited, and happy with a sense of forward motion and progress.
Even reminding myself of what I want right now is doing good. I can already feel a shift, even though there might be some of the negative stuff still active.
It is amazing how powerful our minds are. These days, again and again I am seeing my own ability to shift my focus, and thereby my mood, when it needs it. Tonight is an example where there was some kind of negative programming running the show. That was not going to get me what I want. It would just leave me frustrated, dissatisfied, and bitter. Not cool man.
Instead, I wish to be joyous, satisfied, and alive!
Bit by bit, thought by thought, I am learning to master my mindset 🙂