There are times in one’s life when happiness seems like a dream you once had – never to repeat and difficult to remember what it felt like. Life throws out challenges and sometimes they cause you to doubt your ability to persist and endure. It’s times like these that you find yourself asking all the wrong questions. “Why did this happen to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” In asking this line of questioning, what kind of answer do you think you will receive?
Internal dialog is more powerful than you think. Going down the road of self-doubt and destructive questioning will only deliver you more unhappiness and discontent. You’ve probably heard the saying “Thoughts Become Things” and dismissed it as ridiculous. How can a thought produce a thing? Let’s analyze the process.
Thought > Action > Result > Thing
On a level of energy, thoughts can also produce results without action. Have you ever had a thought pop into your mind about someone you haven’t talked to in a while? Then, shortly thereafter, the phone rings and it’s the person you were just thinking of? It happens all the time, right? So, why couldn’t it happen with other types of thoughts? If you are thinking today is going to be a bad day, then it probably will. You will be unconsciously looking for all the negative things in your path and will be incapable of dealing with them rationally. On the flip side, if you think the day is going to be productive, you will automatically search out those things that will make it a productive day.
My advice: Fake the Happy. When you are not feeling well or your attitude has taken a turn for the worse, fake it. The more you fake it, the more you start to believe it. Go back to your childhood when you used to pretend. It’s the same thing. If you start make-believing your life is perfect, your actions will follow suit. As a result, you’ll eventually have that perfect life! Let your creative mind surprise you!