“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out just how they are meant to be.”
On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you say you fall when it comes to always believing that things will work out? I mean really, really believing that no matter what the situation is, everything will ultimately work out in your best interest?
I realized sometime ago this was a “growth area” for me. It’s not that I didn’t have some belief and I would even repeatedly say that everything was going to be okay. It’s just there were times I had my doubts.
It’s an easy trap to fall into — isn’t it?
Those times when we continually focus on the worse case scenario, work ourselves up and get stressed that things aren’t really going to be okay.
Those instances where we end up quitting too soon all because we let the “Chief Negativity Officer” in our mind convince us that what we are trying to accomplish just isn’t really possible.
Or, even those times when nothing is actually going wrong, but we tell ourselves that we need to prepare for things to go wrong or not work out.
In every one of these instances, we want to believe so badly that things are going to be okay, but if we are being honest with ourselves, we know there are doubts and fears that creep up and continually call our belief into question.
You Have to Manually Remove the Doubts
So, I finally figured out that the problem wasn’t that I had doubts. Doubts are common and they can plague us no matter how much we want to believe.
The problem was that I wasn’t doing everything I could to transform those doubts so they could eventually melt away. I wasn’t doing the things that would allow me to overshadow my doubts and fears with what I knew deep down to be true. This was a major issue because those doubts and fears work against you when you focus on them too much. They get in the way of the good things that really are trying their best to come your way.
And, the reality is, that when we look back on every situation with mature and wise eyes, if we are open to seeing the bigger picture, we can always see that every single thing that happened, in one way or another was important and necessary for us to go through.
It’s like one of my favorite sayings explains,
”Every experience has shaped you, strengthened you and set you up to take advantage of the future in a new and improved way.”
One of the most important things we can do is get better and better at trusting that everything that comes our way is always in our best interest. That’s why we have to be committed to strengthening our belief every single day that everything unfolds perfectly because oftentimes that doesn’t happen automatically.
The Possibility of Today:
1. Do at least one thing every single day to strengthen your belief. Remind yourself of all the times things have worked out before. Think about all the situations you have made it through. Remember all those times when things came together just like you needed them to. Remind yourself there are no exceptions and everything that happens in one way or another is in your best interest.
2. Take a “Time In” to focus on what’s working: If you feel the doubts start creeping up, take a “Time In” for 60 seconds and reflect on all the things that are working today. Don’t overlook anything – the little things definitely count. Get your mind focused on the right types of thoughts again.
Live Today Better than Yesterday.
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