Your Mindset Will Save You

June 1, 2018

What you can accomplish is often determined by your mindset.

 

Recently, I've experienced two distasteful instances of rejection from the writing community and I could CHOOSE to focus on those back-to-back whammies. But if I did that it would have a negative effect on my mood, darkening my outlook on almost everything (my brain is like that) for a day or two, dragging me into the depths of not actually enjoying this entire writing gig.

 

Or I could CHOOSE to recognize my part in one instance (I may have scared this author away from coming onto Horrible Writing by the way I tried to sell it to her) while also recognizing I can't control the organization behind the 2nd instance who seemed to have suddenly forgotten how to reply to an email (it's been over a month when, before, they were very responsive).

 

The fact is, both instances are sucky and generally the same root problem --- not being given a fair chance. It sucks. But it's reality. I COULD focus on how much it sucks and not do myself any favors, or I CAN focus on the positive aspects of creating. I get to share the ideas in my head with the world and those people out there (many of them are YOU) respond, with kindness, compliments, excitement. Why would I choose to ignore those types of interactions?

 

So, mindset comes down to a choice: waste time on negative influencers I cannot control or interacting with people who will lift me (encouraging me to keep moving forward)?

 

The choice is clear.

 

I share this in hopes it will help at least one of you today/this weekend to CHOOSE to ignore the negative & focus on the positive so you can continue being epic.

 

Peace!

Paul

 

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