People often ask how I maintain my ‘cup is always full’, positive, Susie Sunshine attitude about life… how I seem to bounce back so quickly from even the most upsetting hurdles and setbacks. Sit back and relax (Really, I mean it, relax!) I’m about to share some positivity tools with you!
I have an abundance mindset. I believe that there is ‘more than enough’ of everything to go around. There’s always more ‘where that came from’ – whether you’re talkin’ about love, money, opportunity or sunshine! Your success takes nothing from me. Winning today does not mean that I can’t win again tomorrow (In fact, it’s more likely that I will!). Perhaps this explains why I find the concept of ‘enough’ so annoying. It’s playing so small!
My mindset has a lot to do with the language I use and the words I choose. Enough, as a word or a concept, is just too blah for me. It’s over-used and not definitive at all (In fact, it can mean so many different things, I find it down right confusing!)*. I think of enough as a sister word to ‘good’ and ‘fine’ – two words that, while they may seem to be positive, have sinister undertones of negativity, insufficiency and scarcity. I hear those words and the little hairs on the back of my neck jump to attention and send a chill down my spine. I immediately assume that the person speaking has an unspeakable hidden agenda designed to distort or hide the truth.
When people ask how I maintain my positive, Susie Sunshine attitude about life (and they do), what they really want to know is how I seem to bounce back so quickly from even the most upsetting hurdles and setbacks. Well, my friends, it’s all about the mindset. I come from a place of ABUNDANCE (it’s my source – the well I drink from), and to maintain it, I have a system…
I have an ACTIVE attitude of GRATITUDE for life and what shows up
I openly APPRECIATE the people, things and circumstances that surround me
I share, donate and receive GENEROUSLY
I take FULL responsibility for ME and maintain clearly defined boundaries
I am organized and conscious of the abundance around me
I always have a plan
And, probably most important of all…
I ‘GOOGLE MY BRAIN’ AND ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!
“How else could I interpret this?”
“What can I do right now to turn this around?”
“What is there for me to learn here?”
“Can I control this?”
“What’s the ‘win’ here?”
And, yes, it also has a lot to do with the language I use and the words I choose. So, I choose carefully. I don’t want to have just ‘enough’. It’s not ‘enough’! I want abundance; plenty for me and plenty to share.
As much as required: “That’s just enough money to buy some French fries.”
Too much: “I’ve had enough of those fries… I’m about to puke!”
Don’t do that: “Enough already! Don’t put another one of those greasy fries on my plate!”
Stop talking: “Enough said, I got it!”