Published by Mathieu Fortin
Author & Entrepreneur
2 years ago
The other day, as I was surfing the web hoping to find the Holy Grail of inspirational content (yeah, I like to share high-quality content on my Facebook page, you might want to check it out), then I came across this page where I saw something that really blew me away.
In fact, I had heard many times before that most people were stuck in what we call a “negative paradigm” (or a ridiculously negative state of mind, if you will), but I had never really seen an actual proof of that until then.
The page had shared two quotes. On the first one you could read a quote from Nelson Mandela saying
“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”
And the second quote was from The Walking Dead, saying
“The pain doesn’t go away. You just make room for it.”
Now, here comes the interesting part; in a seven hour span, the first quote had gotten 649 likes and 100 shares. Not bad, eh! Wait until you see this; the second quote, on the other hand, had gotten nearly 4900 likes and 800 shares. In a five hour span!
I think everyone can agree on the fact that negativity is never going to bring you success, fulfillment or even happiness, right? Well, positivity will. Point blank.
So today, I wanted to provide you with an easy way to quickly switch your mindset back to positivity whenever you feel like you’re slipping once again into your old negative patterns—I know it happens to me, and it probably happens to you too. Let’s be honest; it happens all the time.
So here’s the answer to all your problems, dear; gratitude.
Quit focusing on what you don’t have, and start being more grateful for all the blessings you’re surrounded with. If you’re reading this right now, you have access to the internet, which means you’re most likely not living in what’s considered extreme poverty. Right there, you’ve got two things to be infinitely grateful for!
And believe me; there’s so many more. A few days ago, when I came home at night, I looked up and saw the sky literally filled with stars—seriously, I had never seen anything like this before. Beautiful.
I bet most people would’ve just walked by without even noticing. But I spent over five minutes staring at the stars. And it got me thinking. I felt so grateful for being able to see this. See, all these little things that we often overlook and take for granted, all of them have the power to cheer us up, even in the toughest times.
All we need to do is to learn how to appreciate them properly!
I’d love to hear what you guys think about this! What side are you on? Make sure you leave a comment below and share this post with your friends!
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