Linda Ojutkangas Antigo, Wisconsin, United States
First, I want to say that I absolutely love this chapter!
I have been working diligently on replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and repeating my self-talk consistently throughout the day. While I have considered myself a positive person, I never realized how much negativity comes to my mind on a daily basis!
This is where Habit will come in and I am looking forward to the day when my positive thoughts will dominate my mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it.
I had a couple of aha moments while reading this chapter. One is an experience near and dear to my heart. I have a couple of relationships (with people very close to me), that are strained at best. While I have continued to love, and to support these individuals, I keep getting rejected, experiencing a deep hurt. That deep emotion of hurt has translated into negativity toward these individuals. I have come to expect rejection from them and that is what I get, every time. Needless to say, I am going to go back to positive times with these individuals and place those thoughts in my mind. This will have to become a Habit, so that I can experience Positive interactions with them. I am excited about this!
The other “aha” moment happened just this week. I was involved with a big-hitter in the industry that has a big following (until my eyes were opened with STS)! I saw a post from this individual where he was trying to get his followers to sign up for yet another MLM company, encouraging them to spend at least $500, but $1200 would be better. Needless to say, I experienced red-hot anger! I have been talking to some of his followers, trying to help them so that they would not spend money only to be disappointed. As I sat there looking at this “new opportunity” he was offering, I realized that anger was a negative emotion and I needed to turn it around for good. These people are my niche. It is my desire to help them own their lives and understand that there are people who truly care, who won’t take advantage. Instead of being angry, I am going to change that emotion into a positive love and compassion for others that have had the same experience I had.
As I am writing this, I am thinking of more experiences. I am certain we all have those moments; where we wish we could take back some of the negative emotions we have experienced. I am happy to have this training, so that I can turn my thoughts toward the positive and change my way of thinking!