Your life can be chaotic. Sometimes it feels like you are in the center of the storm. When you feel that way, take a breath and repeat this affirmation to yourself a few times. Recognize that you can’t control the storm, but you can control you.
“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Brian Tracy
A weekend CNN Poll found that 59 percent of Americans believe a 1930s style depresssion is “somewhat likely” or “very likely”. As we enter the troubled financial waters ahead, we really need to watch our thoughts.
Remember the power of our thoughts can work for our benefit or our detriment. Our mental expectations can worsen an already difficult situation, if we are not careful. Certainly, we do not want to become delusionally positive and pretend there are not issues. That approach denotes the downside to positive thinking.
Rather, we need to keep our wits about us and remain calm. There are always opportunities for growth and advancement in any situation. There are lessons to be learned that may benefit us greatly down the line.
Most of all, we need to visualize a better outcome than depression. If our minds begin to settle on that outcome, we will find a way to make it come true. Beware of attempts to plant those kinds of images in your mind.