The Power of Positive Thinking
Part of the reason I have not been writing as much as I’d like to is because I’ve been in a rut and my head was filled with negative chatter. Its nothing new and I go through cycles of those, But instead of being my sunny self and working through them, I’ve let it affect me on a deeper level.
Sickness, on-off mild injuries and life (in this case – LASIK surgery) has fed into the frustration that my training for Little Rock Marathon is not going as well as I’d like it to.
Saying “Little Rock is going to be ugly” is all right in jest. When said once.
But that thought played over and over to the point where I was cleared to start run but I thought “What difference is it going to make. It is going to be ugly anyway. I could just not do it.”
That’s when I realized that I need to make a change. A mental change.
As I start a new week, to keep myself happy and positive I will change the tone of my thoughts from negative to positive.
Instead of saying “Little Rock is going to be Ugly”, I am going to think “Little Rock will be challenging, but I will work hard to make sure that I can tackle it as best as I can, whatever be the future challenges”.
Instead of saying “I am not able to lose anymore weight no matter what I do” and give up and take a break, I am going to think “I may have hit a plateau, but I will keep working towards my goal.”
Along with my positive thoughts that will guide me to my goal, I will also visualize my success.
I no longer see myself as tired and limping when crossing the finish line at Little Rock. I see myself tired (allowed after 26.2 miles) but happy and glowing as I cross the finish line (there is a lipstick stop at mile 26 to refresh myself, but I digress … ). I see myself truly enjoying the huge medal that set out this quest.
I see myself strong, lean and standing tall proudly from the efforts I’ve put in.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Check our some of these awesome posts by other bloggers for some more inspiration to keep you on the track to thinking positive.
- How to use Affirmations from Run to Finish It
- 5 Phrases to Think and Train Like an Olympian from Fun and Fit
- On Running and Mantras and It’s All About Your Attitude from Losing Weight in the City
- #ChooseHappy campaign with 5 Beautiful Things from Savvy Sassy Me
- Swapping out negative thoughts for positive from Redstar5 – Work in Progress
- Optimist or Pessimist from FitKnitChick
Connect with me during the week on other channels for more inspiration and positive thoughts.
Have you been bogged down so much by fears and doubts that it has hindered you? A tiny thought that has taken hold of you negatively? How have you changed your negatives into positives?
Share your experiences and link your stories! I am looking to be inspired!
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