–One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.– Lucille Ball (LOVE HER BY THE WAY….)
I lOVE Lucy….no not the show, although I watched it frequently as a child. Lucille Ball is one of my favorite all time actresses. I think because I can relate with her uncanny timing, laughter, and “well poop” situations. It never failed that she could always get herself in trouble. But, the witty actress had a great humor and could get even the deepest ‘Negative Nancy’s’ to laugh. Humor was a great way this star kept things light. It never seemed to fail that she was going to find herself in a predicament and then you would hear a “LLLUUUUUUUUCCCCCCYYYYYYY” (of course) in a Cuban accent. She never gave up on herself and never gave up faith to keep being a great actress. She kept a great outlook along the way…
One very hard thing to understand is why things happen the way they do. Why is it that good people have bad things happen? Well that is just life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig4jbcU9db0 . So in order to “cope with life” we must keep things in their respective places with perspective. Let’s not make anything a bigger deal than what it is and if we have a problem with someone or something let’s strive to get past it. Holding on to those negative feelings or ideas will never ever do anything for you.
Today as we go through our life and coping, if our perspective is out of whack, then let’s shift our focus inward and see what is REALLY going on! Normally when my perspective is off kilter, it is nothing the other person or thing has done at this point. It is nine times out of ten my lack of understanding that is what causes it. The initial bad thing happened. OK it’s done and let it lie there. No need to continue dragging the event out past the initial. So then that needs to be filed away, but keep in mind if a certain person is always causing you grief it might behoove you to reexamine this relationship with them in regards to your own personal and mental health.
Next, when you feel life is shaking you from your very core, remember your values and believes. If you have a solid foundation then stand up and stand firm! Stand strong. Nothing can harm you at this point in the game. Finally, restore faith in yourself and like Lucille Ball said, “…it doesn’t pay to get discouraged”. Stay positive and you will go far…
Step 1: Keep everything in perspective.
Step 2: When something goes wrong, find a solution, don’t dwell on it and move on as quick as possible…
Step 3: Stand firm in your values and believes.
Step 4: Have faith in yourself and don’t get discouraged.
What can you do today to keep yourself in check? Stay positive?