Stopping time for luck
Dennis Brown once said, “the difference between a good day and a bad day is the attitude.”
I’m not a patient person so it’s super easy to tick me off. I recently made a promise to myself to change this. I’m not sure how I’m doing, but I am avoiding wrinkles at all costs.
I was running late this morning on my way to work. You know that moment when you feel like everything that can go wrong will go wrong? It was starting to feel that way, until I remembered what a classmate said years ago.
When things go wrong, I pause for a minute, without moving at all, so my luck catches up.
We were in grade school when I heard that. I had nothing better to do so I tried it out.
There I was, inside the tricycle, staring at one point, focused for as long as I can. I also tried not to breathe, for added effect. When I couldn’t take not breathing anymore, the stoplight turned green. Yes!
The roads were clearer after that. And the usual line of people for my route was almost nonexistent. I found a jeep right away, and I was not late for work.
Kids would say that it was magic. I would say it was clearing my head.
When you feel negative, you tend to zoom in on the bad things in life. But when you feel positive, you’re allowing yourself to see positivity, which translates to more opportunities.
When I changed my mindset this morning, I was able to analyze my situation more, and think of the best decision. I saw the opportunity to ride the jeep, so I was able to quickly take action.
This is my success story for today. Your own opportunity might be waiting for you. All it takes is a change in mindset.
Is there something that bothered you today? How could you have handled it differently? What is something that you can do to remind you to be positive? Let me know in the comments. 🙂
Enjoy life. Cheers!