Stuck in a down time in your life?
Normal Vincent Peale has these suggestions to keep yourself positive even when things look down.
1. Believe in your potential
2. Nothing is impossible
3. Break the limitation barrier
Become all that you were meant to be. It is easier to create excuses or play the victim when things are going in the wrong direction. Instead of having negative thoughts replace them with positive thought. Think about the best things that have happened in your life, dwell on those things.
Have you created artificial limits for yourself? Have you ever said, “I can’t do this, I’m not good enough, or fast enough, or smart enough, or good looking enough”, to do this or that? Who said that? Was it you? Was it someone who long, long ago planted a seed in your mind that suggested that you weren’t good enough and you believed it? Then from there that belief stuck with you and every time something went wrong you replayed the script “I’m not good enough”. If you could believe that script it is possible to believe in a new script – play this thought in your mind “I am good enough and I will put my mind, body and soul into it”. Play that script over and over and over again until it is stuck permanently in memory. We are what we believe we are.
Create higher goals. It is easy to sit back and watch someone else tackle the hard things. Exercise for many is one of those “hard” things to do day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year. It is easy to get out of exercise and difficult to stay in the flow of daily exercise. Set a higher goal, reach further, and challenge yourself to something bigger. Add one extra step to each day and that will be one step further than you were a day ago. Think on bigger thought and write it down – make the dream a bit bigger and then develop a plan to make that goal come true. It all starts with you.