It needs to be right here, with you now, pushing you along to achieve whatever it is that you’ve set your mind to achieving. Sometimes the afore-mentioned will benefit you, sometimes it’s just not enough.
Sometimes our cynical self who seems to be able to dominate our thinking at will just shuts down our potential.
This sort of thinking, for instance, begins to prevail – “It’s no good, I’ll never change. I’ve tried before and didn’t get anywhere.” Then we back up those thoughts with ‘evidence’ and memories of past failed attempts.
We convince ourselves. And then it seems like reality and every action (or inaction) that occurs after that is justified. We kind of end up HOMER SIMPSONIZING ourselves.
But what if we saw those negative thoughts as ‘clever confidence tricksters’ like these guys…..
Bad guys. Con men. Sent to rob you of your goals and ambitions.
How do you react to them now? Are you going to allow them to ride rough shod over you? Or are you going to fight back?
Okay, so this is all very interesting I hear you say, but how is this little analogy going to help me? Well, it can bring you a new awareness, for one thing. An awareness that negative thoughts and feelings are just ‘characters’, part-time ‘players’ in our life script, never to be taken seriously and never to feel threatened by.
Practicing this allows their intensity to fade and lessens their power over you. It changes the mental picture.
If it doesn’t have that effect on you, then maybe just doing this to them will….
The Final Thing
One thing for sure, doing NOTHING won’t change a thing.
It will keep you imprisoned (emotionally) and from that place positive change is very difficult to achieve.
So break down the walls, kick ass and fight back and don’t let that happy, enthusiastic you wait in the wings any longer!!
He’s getting lonely out there……..
So what do you think? Have you ever Homer Simpsonized yourself? Love to have you share your thoughts. 🙂 🙂
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