Everyone’s a professional critic now a days. Everywhere you go, someone has something to say about their experience. People who live in filth expect clean hotel rooms, and people who can’t cook expect gourmet meals at restaurants. It’s amazing how so many of us can’t wait to get somewhere and become a freakin critic. Many stay ready to tear apart and nitpick what they think someone else could have done to improve things. What if we took the same time to critique ourselves? How would you rate your experience with you?
If you travel to Orlando often as we do since our parents live there, sometimes when you land the passengers (usually kids) on the flight will begin to shamelessly applaud and shout out for joy in your ear! The reason they’re shouting is not often that they enjoyed the flight so much. But their experience ends in such raucous celebration because these passengers are super amped up and excited about what they expect when they get off the plane (insert praise break).
This got me to thinking about how many people could actually change the quality of enjoyment as they travel on this journey called life if they stop criticizing everything and changed their mindset. What if you actually started to live your life like the children going to Disney world!? If you stopped looking for faults in everything and started looking forward to what’s next for you with a positive expectancy. If you started believing that where you’re headed is going to be an amazing experience! That what’s next for you is going to be magical and full of excitement and happiness. Less time on what’s wrong with everyone else and more time giving your attention to personal progress, and more focus on the future!
Imagine how much more pleasant your travel time on this earth would be! Imagine how much easier it would be for people to get along with you. Today’s advice for all my real life coach nation is simple. As you move closer to becoming whatever you desire to be; adjust your thinking.
Think like a child on their way to Disney world!
What if you took this approach in how you handled everything you’re getting closer to. What if I told you that you didn’t have to wait to graduate in order to actually enjoy your life. What if I told you that you didn’t have to wait to get a raise, a new boo, or your dream house in order to experience peace and joy. Too often, we are guilty of postponing our happiness for things in our lives to be perfect. And I hate to break the news to you; but things will never be completely perfect. The truth is, you can’t control what happens externally on this flight. All you can control is what happens on the inside of you. You can control how you think. How you see things will make the difference between you living a fairy tale or a nightmare. And I can guarantee that if you live your life from day to day waiting for someone perfect to come and love you, or if you wait for the perfect job or perfect family; even if you get these things, you’ll still find something to critique with your negative mindset. You’ll be upset even when you get the perfect life you’ve obsessed about for so long, because once you get it, you will still have to deal with YOU.
The harsh reality is you’re looking for everything to be perfect but you’re not perfect. Not only that, you will have made being anxious, negative, fearful,..such habits in your life that when you get what seems ideal, it won’t want you. The dangerous part about stressing over having everything perfect is you learn the keys to sabotaging yourself and whatever good that comes your way. So take a deep breath. Stop being so critical, uptight and stressed. Think like a child on his or her way to Disney world and watch your life improve in ways you would have never imagined! Give yourself permission to celebrate that you’re almost there, even if you don’t see it yet!
Copyright 2019 Sherry Grant
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