For me it’s just a matter of where you’re focusing your energy on.
When I get to work, or anywhere at all, I see people complain about everything that is going wrong in their life, everything sucks for them.
It’s as if they had no choice about what to do with their life, as if they’re stuck where they are and aren’t able to do anything about their situation.
From my perspective, I see people as being too lazy to get up and take the necessary action to change their life, to change their focus. I see them take the easiest route and not do anything at all, because that’s the safest choice, the one that’s more acceptable and the decision that requires less choice.
I made the choice to stay as positive as I possibly can, meaning I purposely make everything around me positive, good people around me, good thoughts, etc. good vibes everywhere overall.
I have to be mindful of my thoughts, I have to pay attention to what my friends say, I have to watch the people around me and the situations that I am in, and if anything negative is near me, I do everything possible to get it away.
It’s a lot of work, but it feels light because I am happy and satisfied with the decisions I am making, I begin my day happy and end it happy, and in between I am purposely choosing to be happy, it’s become an endless positive cycle.
It I kept negativity around, not only would I complain (constantly) about it, but my life would feel dreadful and I wouldn’t want to participate and get involved in my life at all, and I think that’s the issue with people, they’re so burdened with their troubles and so tired of complaining, that the energy that they have left is to go and get ready for bed to start the endless negative cycle all over again.
If you want something to change, you have to change something about your behavior, that’s how progress goes, it’s how growth starts.
If you keep watching your friends on social media, you’re not going to have time to live your life and be proud of your doing, you’re going to be unhappy with your life because it doesn’t compare to your friends on social media, and you feel like a failure because you can’t show off to what they have.
If you started by doing something you like instead of going online, or watching tv all day (although I’m guilty of doing that), that’s a step to a better mindset, your focus is changing from your friends to doing what you like to do.
You have to start being selfish and change your focus to making decisions that will make you a better person for yourself, that’s the only way your life will start to change.
“The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey.