Every day that I encounter people, I pass by them in the grocery store, talk with someone on the phone, listen to conversations, watch people workout, and even see how people interact with each other; I realize one thing – We all need motivation!
Haven’t you experienced it? You smile at someone, but all they do is look down and keep walking? Or youlisten to someone complaining all the time about every situation that goes wrong in their life? Or maybe you are at the gym, and you see the person who only attends classes and darts out the door after because they need some personal motivation?
We can all agree that we live in a world where nothing comes easy, and bad things do happen to good people. Despite the bad things that happen, there are always good things that happen too. Often times, the good is all in our perception.
Eric Thomas (Author, Lifecoach and Motivational Speaker) used an example in his book The Secrets to Success of a time when he ran away from home, and how his perception of school changed almost instantly. He said:
“Just three days ago the only reason I wanted to be in school was for the girls, field trips, or a pep rally. Now I couldn’t wait fo rthe doors to open. I needed to get out of the cold and get into a place where I felt safe.” p 35
It’s amazing how the same circumstance we perceive in our emotional self to feel “good” or “bad” to us depends on our mental state of being, our needs, and our maturity. So the next time something “bad” happens to you, think about WHY you perceive that as bad. What is it about the occurence that doesn’t make you feel good? That is, WHY you don’t feel good about it.
All of us have our struggles, our series of life events that hinder us and try to keep us down, but I`m telling you that YOU have more control then you think! Too many people accept that they are merely depressed, have bad luck, they’ll always be broke, or nothing will ever go right for them. This is false and negative talk!
Whatever it is that you’re struggling with stay inspired. Find things and surround yourself with people who life you up every single day!
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. DaLai Lama