We always hear about the fact that we have to break ties with OTHER people that complain and are negative all the time. But what happens when that someone is us?
As summer continues hopefully we have some time to relax a little and spend some time thinking about how we can make some changes on ourselves that will produce some new results. In last week's quote - 2 major subject areas came up. Life and People. Those two subject areas are crucial to success for sure. I think the one main piece that fits in with the topic of Life is ourselves. We always seem to get so worked up about what other people say and do, yet the truth is that we can't do anything about changing them at all. The only thing we can do is to work on ourselves.
Another key point to realize and understand sooner than later, is that working on ourselves is not so easy to do. Since we live with ourselves 24/7 and not only do we battle our own inner voice - which studies have shown we feed ourselves more negative feedback than positive - we also take in outside opinions from others as to how good or bad we are doing in life.
This quote really struck a cord with me, a big connection. Looking back throughout my history, I can see that my action steps have been lacking in many areas and that I am really the only one that can do anything about it. Now, I am finally working hard at changing those areas. Once again, I sure do wish I got working on this earlier in my life. But I am also very happy that I'm doing something now about it more than I did before.
What about you? Did you figure out this quote as being true a long time ago? What are some of the success stories that you have with having a victory over yourself that might be a help to others? Always looking for new ideas and new ways of thinking. I'm on a mission to keep getting better.