Monday, December 8, 2008

Fake it until you make it


Sometimes, it’s just not easy to stay on the positive side of things. Sometimes you want to give up, thrown in the towel and be darn right negative. The more negative you’re thinking, the more negative you become. The only way you can get out of this downward spiral is to fake it, until you make it. Even if you don’t want to think positive, you have to. Even if you don’t necessarily believe in what you’re saying, pretend you do. Perception becomes reality. No one ever said it would be easy, but I can guarantee that it will be a lot easier than the results of continuing to be negative. Eventually, you will be positive again, that’s unless you plan on spending the rest of your life being miserable. Focus on the things that are going right in your life and get back on the right track.

2 comments:

Mary L. said...

Very catchy - "fake it until you make it." I think this is partially true. But I admit that there have been times that I have said, I am just going to pretend to be happy and eventually I will fool myself into it and it just didn't work.

Alex said...

Then just pretend it worked. All kidding aside, it's not a matter of pretending to be happy as much as focusing on the good things that are happening. Maybe pretend that your not as bothered or upset. By doing this you may begin to see that how bothered you are comes from how bothered you allow yourself to be. I am sure that you will eventually find your self in a happier state then when you started.