For things to get better you need to get better. Where do you need to learn how to get better? How about the way you handle your emotions, your mindset and the seasons? You can't change the seasons, but you can change yourself. We can choose to get wiser, smarter and strong in the way we lead our lives.
1. Get a better mindset:
Where focus goes energy flows. How often do we take the time to do an inventory of our thoughts? Not all our thoughts are beneficial or healthy towards achieving our goals. We need to renew our minds and take every thought captive! Romans 12:2 says:
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
There's an unhealthy pattern in the world when it comes to the way people think and act. Everything starts by a thought, followed by a feeling and then an action. Start everyday with positive thinking and watch as you increase in productivity.
Response: List 3 negative thoughts that have been distracting you and replace them with 3 affirming thoughts.
2. Get a better attitude:
We can all agree that we can always have a better attitude. Our outcome has a lot to do with with our income. What we allow into our mind has a direct effect to what goes into our heart and translates out of our response to lifes circumstances. Remember: "Your response is your responsibility." Having a better attitude happens not by default, by by design. It has been clinically proven that those that purpose to smile more are happier and healthier. The key is we need to be intentional when it comes to our expressions.
Start every morning with an attitude of gratitude.
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."
Response: When you look at yourself in the mirror today take 3 minutes to smile back at yourself and then say out load 3 things that you are faithful for today?
3. Get a better routine- "Motion creates emotion" Start your day by being active. You can develop the muscles need to master yourself. It's time to develop the courage muscle. The ability to handle things better today than you did yesterday. Don't wait for the conditions to be perfect, before you start stepping into your call.
Response: What muscle will I purpose to work today?