Go sit on the Porch…

Picture yourself standing in a long line of people. It doesn’t matter why there is a line but it does matter where you are standing. Are you the first one in line, or are you in the middle? Maybe you see yourself standing at the back of the line. Now, compare your position in this line to where you are in life. Are you out front, setting and achieving the goals you have, or are you in the middle, fumbling around, not being able to focus in on where you want to go? Or are you at the end of the line, having given up and accepted your place in life no matter if you are happy or not.

For those who are in front, kudos to you. You have picked up the game ball and are running for the touchdown. Do not stop running. For that matter, do not stop dreaming. You have goals and you know how to reach them. Feel fortunate. You are a select few.

If you find yourself stumbling around on middle ground, you do know that you have what it takes to make that touchdown, you just do not have a focused game plan to follow. This is not a large obstacle. All you need to do is develop that game plan and you will be on your way. For now, put the ball down, take however long it takes and make that plan come into focus. Look inside yourself and become familiar with what you really want and need out of life. Write this down, read it every day, modify if you have to and then pick the ball up and haul ass down the field.

Now, for those who have given up and accepted life and what it has to offer, you have a choice to make. You can continue to accept the boring and sit back while life passes you by. It may be simple and it may be easy but I can tell you it will NOT be fulfilling and exciting. The old saying goes, “If you can’t run with the big dogs, go sit on the porch.” Find this poster and hang it on your refrigerator. This will be your life and this poster will validate that you do not have what it takes to find your dreams, let alone, reach them.

But, if you are tired of sitting on the porch, here is something you should know. No matter what you think or what people have told you, you do own what it takes to run with the big dogs. You just do not know it. You may not run as fast, but deep inside you, you have the strength, the endurance and the ability to create any dream you want and not only that, you have what it takes to reach this dream.

It is only a matter of thinking differently. We have been taught by parents, schools and society that life is full of obstacles. That life is not fair and only the strong survive. All this information has built up over the years and has replaced our natural abilities towards what is positive with negativity. Many of us wake up in the morning thinking…”I have to go to work.”, “I have to deal with my boss.” or “I hope this will be a good day and nothing crappy happens.” Starting the day off looking at all possible negative things is a damned good way to keep the day negative.

Replace those bullshit thoughts with…”It will be a good day.” or “No matter what the boss does, he does not have the power to control how I feel.” and “No matter what happens, I will keep this a good day and give it 100% of my time, energy and commitment.”

Just by changing how we look at life can be the difference between the mundane and the exciting. If you do not believe that positive thinking can create a positive attitude, please, do not take my word for it. Try it. I can guarantee that if you give it 100%, you WILL see a change for the better….if not, go sit on the porch and be a spectator.

 

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