One of the quickest, easiest ways to get from where we are to where we want to be, be it a destination on a map or a destination in life, is to make a plan.
Hopefully, at this point, you are preparing to travel down the road to a better life – to a more positive life – a life that encompasses the black belt attitude. Changing your outlook on life is not an easy task to undertake.
Negativity is like a poison, and it may take a while for it to get entirely out of your system. You’ll find that when you get to that proverbial fork in the road, it may prove a challenge to make the right choice. It’s always easier to stick with what we know and to fall back to our old ways of thinking.
Negativity is like any other bad habit, be it smoking, drinking, or eating too much. Your best approach is to take it one day at a time. If you fall off the wagon, don’t throw all your efforts out the window. Take a deep breath and try again. Just because you lost one battle, certainly doesn’t mean that you’ve lost the war.
Consider this example, people who have successfully lost weight and have kept it off will tell you that their success required them to change the way they look at food. Now, they eat to live not live to eat. They don’t consider themselves to be on a diet. They’ve simply changed the way that they think about their food.
Rather than eating because they are bored, depressed or because they want to celebrate an event or an achievement, they find healthier activities to fill their time, and to reward them for a job well done. They also work to build a support group filled with friends and family who can help them in their weak moments.
In addition, when they hit a weight loss plateau or regain back a pound or two, they don’t give up the fight. They summon up their resources, beef up their exercise routine, reevaluate the way that they’ve been eating, and continue on.
That’s the way to win the war.
If you’re trying to overcome your negative attitude, your first step is to map out a road to success. Without a plan, your road to success may become a dead-end street.
By strategizing how you plan to become a positive person with a black belt attitude, you’ll be able to make your trip successfully and should you get sidetracked along the way, you’ll be able to look upon your plan to motivate you back on the right track.
To Your Success 🙂