At work, I always greet people and ask them how they are. When they ask me how I am in return, I will respond positively, even when I am having a bad day. And you know what? I make myself believe it.
It’s funny because this same idea works in reverse. If you keep telling yourself that you’re having a bad day, well, that’s exactly the kind of day you are going to have. What you proclaim, you are. Whether you succeed or fail is determined in your mind way before a situation even plays out in real time. Change your thoughts, and your life will follow.
It’s so easy to get preoccupied with the problems in our lives. In reality, however, the things that go right significantly outnumber the things that go wrong. Your circumstances cannot control you as long as you choose constant inner happiness, regardless of what’s happening on the outside.
No matter how much you think about it, dream about it, or sweat over it, the past is over. When you face the facts, it can no longer hurt you. Think of the events that happened in your life as if they happened for you, not to you. You have outgrown your past. You are so much bigger and stronger now. Live in the present and it’s time to let it go.