‘We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.’
Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck in negative thought patterns that dampen your expectations? You know the kind I mean, where you start expecting a worst possible outcome. Have you ever thought or said: ‘I don’t think I can make this work, or I seriously doubt that I will pull this off.”
That is because our negative thoughts behind the negative expectations tend to grow and multiply like a virus in our computer. So how can we turn these self doubts into a positive belief?
We can begin by forming positive expectations and developing a self awareness to enable us to recognize negative expectations. We can get so used to them being in our head that we hardly notice them anymore. To turn the tide of negativity, we need to develop a strong level of self awareness. A good way to start is by doing an attitude check-up several times a day. Pay attention first to how you feel. If you are feeling positive and productive it is an indicator that you have been thinking positive thoughts.
However, if we notice that we are feeling irritable, pessimistic or stressed, we are probably focusing more on negative thoughts.
When we encounter obstacles or problems, we need to view them as opportunities to learn, grow and strengthen your overall perception of yourself and our abilities. Perception is always 99% of the game….If we work on changing the way we look at the experiences of our life, we will naturally start forming more positive expectations. Perception can always be positive if you choose it….. It is your choice.
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Wayne W. Dyer