It’s human nature to assume that the worst will happen to you on any given day.
You’re going to be late for work. The boss is going to come down hard on you. The kids are going to misbehave. The spouse is going to get on your nerves. You’re going to have a terrible day.
Just take a second to imagine how life would be if you turned every negative thought into a positive one.
What if you weren’t late for work? What if your boss complimented you? What if your kids acted on their best behavior? What if your spouse didn’t get on your nerves (well all time time)? What if you woke up every morning expecting to have a great day?
The way you think is based on several factors, chief among them being your own personal experiences and the kind of environment you grew up around. If your parents always struggled with saving money, then it may not be unusual to find yourself burning through money at a rapid pace. If your parents always called you a knucklehead as a child, then there is a high likelihood that you will use that nickname when talking to your own children. If you’ve faced nothing but rejection from others, then you are more prone to go through life not trusting anyone. We imitate what we see far more than we’d like to admit.
The most effective step you can take right now to change your life is to change your thought process. Proverbs 23:7 reads, “for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” While there are certain situations in life that are beyond your control, you can control the way you think about them.
Instead of thinking cynically, begin thinking that everything in your life will eventually work out in your favor. This isn’t a guarantee that life will be easy. But the more positive minded you become, the more amazed you will be to discover that life isn’t so bad after all.