Warning! The following list of common human misfortunes are NOT happy-making.
Negativity, Not feeling good enough, Arguments, and Feeling defeated.
I’ve been convicted by this book and I can’t lie. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Shwartz talked to my feeling of inferiority, the negativity in and surrounding me, my argumentative spirit, and my feeling of defeat. If you’re human, you have most likely experienced at least one of these not-happy-making issues.
So my biggest desire is now personal growth. I want to do everything within my power to be the best me I can be. Going into 2015 there are a couple of things I desire to let go of; bitterness, unforgiveness towards others, and getting out of my comfort zone and just going for it.
But, I struggle with change. Change is hard for me, because it requires letting go of what others say about me, letting go of always wanting to be right, and really truly coming into my own person.
The two major points in this book that have helped me walk into 2015 with my head lifted and thinking BIG are:
- Put other people into proper perspective. The other person is just another human being, so why be afraid of him?
- Quarrels, arguments, feuds, and fusses will never help you get where you want to go.
Constantly reminding myself that this is just another person like myself with fears, worries, and issues. They probably are thinking about their own problems and are less concerned with what I’m doing, so I just need to stand up and do my own thing, say what I have to say and be unapologetic in the process. They’re human as well, and I have nothing to fear!
Secondly, I mentioned letting go of being right as a difficult change to make. What’s important in this is honestly asking myself, “Is what I’m irritable and frustrated about really worth it, is it worth frowning and being so stressed out about?” It really isn’t worth it. So just listen and let the other person win the argument, don’t push it forward by making smart and witty remarks. It’s not worth it!
What are your you tips for overcoming negative attitudes, arguments, and overcoming the feelings of inferiority and defeat? Please share and follow!
Citation: Schwartz, D. (1987). The magic of thinking big. New York: Simon & Schuster.