Here I am again! I though it was just a few weeks since my last blog but time seems to have flown. It has actually been more than a month, which is definitely not good. Taking into account what writing means to me, I would dare to say, it is a disaster! Now that cooler days are here, now that sun sets earlier, now that life seems to have stopped again, I have set time aside so I can publish regularly.
I was listening to a radio programme one of those boring mornings working from home. Although I cannot remember much about it some words stuck on me: we are always focusing on what we cannot do, cannot have, cannot reach… rather than moving to the approach of what we can do. Those words made me think, they have been chasing me around since then, indeed. I am now smiling to myself as I admire a flock of birds migrating to a warmer land as winter is starting to emerge. What if they got trapped on the thought of “we cannot survive in this cold weather, we are going to die”? Those creatures are clever enough to see what they can do, fly somewhere else!
As simple as that: when stuck in a moment, in a situation, in a place, … just head off to somewhere else. You do not need to get yourself a plane ticket to the moon but just change your thoughts so you can see what can be done. You will be surprised as lots of different options come to you: it is just a simple click. Even in the most desperate circumstances one is capable of glimpsing some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. When you say to yourself there is nothing I can do, you are wrong… there is always something you can change, something you can plan, something you can consider doing. I have been there myself so many times. Trapped in the catch 22 of my own believes and deductions, not being able to step out and be proactive in order to reshape my path. The power of positive thinking is amazing and in the blink of an eye I have moved myself to a what I can do mode! As if a brainstorm had been arranged my mind has effortlessly set up a new scenario with enough steps to follow so success is there to come.
I have also learned that talking things through is vital since we are often blinded by our negative thinking process. Letting someone listen to us can easily dismantle our biased approach. I know, it is tough as we have to expose our inner demons but it is immensely rewarding! When our thoughts reach others, they vanish one after each other in a domino effect. What we assumed was unchangeable, changes; what we consider as unmovable, moves; what we judged as impossible, becomes possible. I have recently been told that I am the only one stopping myself to succeed, not that I did not know that! So true, because when we are caught on the lap of misbelief we forget what we are capable of. At the end of the day, we do have the power to change our thoughts so we can defeat the fear of failure.
Our minds are very powerful, they can drag you down to the well of sorrow as well as lift you up so you can touch the sky. Let them fly us to the moon!
Jay Cee Moon ©