I think we all agree with the saying that it is insane “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results“. Nevertheless, I would risk saying that most – if not all- of us have done this at some point in our lives. I know that I have done it in the past and, as a matter of fact, I was doing it not so long ago. It takes courage to admit this to ourselves and it takes a lot of will power to break the cycle and put an end to this self-sabotaging behaviour.
I came to realise that the reason why I was me having a self-defeating state of mind.
I have always seen myself as a positive and self-motivated girl, who tries to see the good in every bad situation. However, I must say that maintaining an overall positive mental outlook is something that I have been struggling to do over the past few months.
I want to believe that the root cause of the health issues I am currently going through is my thinking and I mainly originated by my thoughts and been hard to do
The health issues that I am currently facing made me realise what I mentioned earlier in this post: I have been repeatedly doing the same thing and then find myself wondering why am I not getting different results. If I want meaningful changes to happen in my life, then I need to make a daily conscious mental effort to remain positive, and in addition, take actions that support my intentions and goals every single day. Of course that I will encounter challenges and difficulties in doing so but, I now now recognise that my reality is entirely up to me. Because my mind is the mighty force driving my life, I have consciously decided to reframe the self-defeating state of mind that I have been having lately and believe that:
- What I am currently going through is a lesson in disguise
- What I see as a problem is really nothing more than an opportunity to grow and do things differently
- There is no such thing as a mistake or failure, there is only a chance to learn and to start doing things differently
We have freedom to steer our lives in the direction we want and power to choose our thoughts and who we want to be. We have this freedom and choice every single day. How great is that?