The General Negativity Around Us and How to Overcome It
Ever wonder why it’s so difficult to keep negative thoughts out of your mind for any period of time? You constantly hear think positive, be positive, be happy. But how can you when the odds are so stacked against you? it’s a miracle that we can even have a positive thought at all.
Our fight or flight response which is a pre-built in, physiological response to danger use to be good for noticing dangerous animals before they spot you by asking what’s wrong with the environment. Now this life or death search for what’s wrong makes it so much harder to focus on what’s right. This negativity finding is automatic.
Then as children our parents trained us by telling us what not to do. Any departure from this and they laid the boom, down on us. Could that have just been a sign of our individuality? However this further enhanced our negativity by scanning for what not to do.
We turn on the news, and what’s the news? Bad News. We pick up the newspaper and what do we read? News of fresh disasters. Commercials warn us of bad breath, body odor, constipation, and being picked on for not wearing fashionable clothes.
The favorite topic though? Gossip. The favorite activity? Complaining. From 4-7 pm, in bars around the nation citizens gather around for a daily meeting of the “isn’t-it-awful-club.” For the price of a drink, you can tell your days troubles to a stranger-providing you are willing to listen for an equal amount of time to the strangers woes. And for some reason they named it Happy Hour.
Then you have Enthropy which simply means that everything is transforming into something worse. That’s right you’re getting older. One day you woke up and you realized that you weren’t as young as you use to be or you aren’t as in demand as you use to be.Time can be harsh if you let it. However there is a solution you have to have purpose and drive and desire to succeed because no matter how bad the cards are stacked against you will come out victorious.
In conclusion, all of your internal and external programming will lead to negative thoughts. No big Deal, because when you have focus and purpose for a goal, you can have positive or negative thoughts along the way (it’s a certainty). Just remain focused and determined and your actions and direction will lead you through like a ship in troubled water trying to reach new land. Stay the course no matter what and Victory will be yours.